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Kids and Crafts

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 4 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: kids' activities, crafts, arts and culture, early readers, middle grade
Kids love cutting out and drawing. Here are some books to guide their projects into masterpieces.

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I Can Make That!

Fantastic Crafts for Kids

by Mary Wallace
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: activity books, crafts & hobbies

The book one librarian called “the best craft book she’d ever seen” has been updated and reissued to introduce a new generation of children to the fun of crafts. 
Children as young as four years old can take common household materials and easy-to-obtain natural materials like twigs and turn them into costumes, puppets, toys, games, and more. …

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Boredom Busters

Over 50 awesome activities for children aged 7 years +

by Caroline Fernandez
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: crafts & hobbies, crafts for children, activity books

Let’s get crafty! You will never be bored again with the brilliant things to make and do in Boredom Busters. The book is divided into five themed chapters: Art, Craft, Science, Food, and Travel. Art Activities shows you how to create pretty pictures using homemade paint, recycled crayons, and even coffee filter paper and shaving cream! In Craft A …

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Try This at Home

Planet-friendly Projects for Kids

by The Editors of OWL Magazine
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: crafts & hobbies, environmental conservation & protection

Try This at Home offers a unique combination of do-it-yourself activities supported by entertaining, up-to-the-minute info on why it's easy — and smart — to be eco-chic. Green tweens will satisfy their eco-consciousness while putting their creativity to work with more than 20 planet-friendly projects. From a practical guide to tuning up your bi …

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Funky Junk

Cool Stuff to Make with Hardware

illustrated by Renée Schwarz
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: crafts & hobbies

Using nuts, bolts, washers and other odds and ends, kids can create all kinds of funky doodads in this book in the Kids Can Do It series. The helpful hardware shopping guide, tool tips and simple-to-follow directions guarantee kids will hit the nail on the head with each of these cool projects!

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Jumbo Book of Paper Crafts, The

by Amanda Lewis, illustrated by Jane Kurisu
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: crafts & hobbies

When paper was first invented in China over 2000 years ago, it was used for cooking, wrapping, building and even for making clothes! But there is so much more you can do with this versatile material --- such as creating one-of-a-kind toys, gifts, cards and jewelry. This Jumbo Book features an introduction to different kinds of paper, special foldin …

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Fun with Modeling Clay

illustrated by Barbara Reid
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: crafts & hobbies

Internationally recognized artist Barbara Reid reveals her secrets for turning lumps of modeling clay into fun, fantastic pictures and characters of all kinds. Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions in this book in the Kids Can Do It series show kids how to make a zoo full of animals, a rocket launch pad, a 3-D prehistoric dinosaur hangout -- and …

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Paper Airplanes and Other Super Flyers

by Neil Francis, illustrated by June Bradford
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 100
  • Grade: 10 to 17
tagged: crafts & hobbies

Neil Francis, an aviator and former pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force, knows a lot about flying. He also knows how to have fun with aerodynamics. In this book in the Kids Can Do It series, he shows kids how to make 13 flyers from recycled materials such as pop cans, cardboard tubes and Styrofoam trays. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction …

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Corking

by Judy Ann Sadler, illustrated by Linda Hendry
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: crafts & hobbies

Whether you call it spool knitting, Knitting Nancy or just “that knitting we used to do on an old spool,” corking is a timeless, fun and easy craft for children. With simple instructions and clear illustrations, perfect for beginning readers, the book shows how to recycle toilet-tissue rolls and tin cans into corkers of various sizes. In no tim …