Every conceivable craft--from
quiltmaking to enameling to jewelry--is included in this comprehensive
craft reference. The easy-to-follow text conveys instructions
which are clear and precise enough for anyone to learn these
interesting hobbies. Over 40 pastimes featured. 4,000 drawings
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More than 400 pieces
of Craft Material to create tons of fun and exciting craft projects
that leave no limit to your imagination! The Crazy Arts &
Crafts Trunk includes all the material that you need including
a Step by Step instruction booklet. The Great Storage Trunk
allows you to organize your project materials. The Crazy Arts
& Crafts Trunk includes: Art Trunk, Confetti pack, 100 assorted
foam shapes, 50 feathers, 40 colored popsicle sticks, 30 pom
pom balls, 20 pipe cleaners, 10 pieces of White Drawing paper,
10 pieces of Assorted Color Craft Papers, 10 colored straws,
30 wiggle eyes, 6 felt pens, 5 sheets of felt, 4 glitter glues,
4 bottles of Ready Mixed paint, 4 shaped sponges, 4 yarn rolls,
3 paper plates, 3 tissue paper rolls, safety scissors, crepe
paper pack, stencil, glue, and a paint brush.
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just the beginning in Paper-Folding Fun! 50 Awesome Crafts to
Weave, Twist & Curl by Ginger Johnson, illus. by Betsy Day.
Starting with "four steps to a perfect fold," the
author leads readers on a crafting odyssey with instructions
for making masterpieces such as a "Quilled Flower Mobile,"
"Pop-Up Birthday-Cake Card" and "Stacked Boxes
with Bead Knobs." Also available: All Around Town: Exploring
Your Community Through Craft Fun by Judy Press.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Re-create Mother Nature's
beautiful designs on the wings of butterflies with this
kit from Balitono. It includes 4-inch wooden butterflies that
can be used as refrigerator magnets, hanging sculptures, window
decorations, and toy treasures. The kit offers three butterflies,
nontoxic acrylic paints in five colors, shiny varnish, and a
paintbrush. Each figure also comes with a press-on magnet, hanging
accessories, a suction cup (for window use), and a small gift
tag. An easy-to-follow instruction sheet includes compelling
facts about the nature of butterflies. Colorful illustrations
on the box show a wide variety of butterflies young artists
might like to paint. A coded diagram inside identifies each
species by name. Children may want to give these items as gifts,
use them to decorate their rooms, or simply use them in creative
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She is one of today's most talented and innovative stamp artists.
You've probably seen her on television or at a convention,
taken one of her classes, or read her popular rubber stamping
Stamp Art Inspirations
This DVD is jam-packed with almost two hours of projects,
tips, and ideas. MaryJo shows you, step-by-step, just how
easy it is to create gorgeous artwork using rubber stamps.
She makes working with many supplies, from shrink plastic
to mica tiles, effortless and elegant. Drag out your craft
supplies and get ready to play.
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It is a fact of life
that most of us practice the art of pack ratting, hoarding and
saving ticket stubs, love letters, postcards, and other memorabilia.
Now, artist-curator Mauriello guides us in collecting treasures
in one place by crafting aesthetically pleasing containers,
or memory boxes. Each of the 13 boxes is targeted to contain
one type of collectible--buttons, fabric scraps, or a child's
treasures, for instance. Tips abound, as does information about
getting started, from critical-to-own materials and tools to
the appropriate ways to paste paper or cloth to a board. (The
trick, by the way, is to apply adhesive to the paper, not to
the surface. Cloth, on the other hand, doesn't matter.) The
project boxes, colorful and well designed, feature detailed
illustrated instructions and occasional suggestions for a different
look. A practical craft that just might lead to a new kind of
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Over 150 creative craft and art activities for children ages
three to nine years old. Laurie Carlson has captured the joy
of creating while introducing the basics of working with paper
and paste, clay and dough, printmaking, sculpture, and various
other techniques. Includes time guides and degree of difficulty
" ... on our top ten list of ideas for young children."
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PreSchool-Grade 6-- This is truly
a comprehensive source book . It begins with art-and-craft supplies
made from natural objects and materials, and ends with recycling
and composting. It's all here: bark, twigs, pebbles, weeds,
prints, plants, and feeders. There is nothing totally new, but
the broad scope and organization of projects in related groups
with step-by-step, single-page directions make the book a first
purchase. Drawings are clear and relate well to the text. Carlson
indicates the level of difficulty of each activity with a symbol,
and uses a clock to indicate when more than one hour is needed
to finish (most require less than an hour). The style is breezy
and chatty, and includes occasional tidbits of interest related
to the project being described. With its large format and large
type, this is a very easy book to use. --Carole B. Kirkpatrick,
Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
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Grade 3-8-- Milord targets
a wide range of experience and capabilties with this comprehensive
effort that includes 101 craft ideas. Because of the difficulty
of language and the assumption of prior knowledge, only middle-school
and junior-high age crafters will be able to use it independently.
Activities are easily accessible through the inclusive index.
Parents and teachers will appreciate the "Tick Tock"
feature; a time-frame page lists each adventure according to
the hours needed for completion. When recipelike instructions
appear on a single page with large simple illustrations, in
three-column form, the information is easily digested. But too
often the steps flow over to the next page and drown in the
beginnings of another craft. Margin facts appear every now and
then and are often more interesting than the core information.
Organization is generally good, however, and those looking for
project ideas will find this encyclopedic guide much like a
new cookbook--filled with endless possibilities. --Fran Powell,
George G. White School, Hillsdale, NJ
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