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Holiday Survival List: Crafts and Ideas for Kids

Created by kileyturner
  • Age: 4 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: #givecdn, arts and culture
Parents need a few cards up their sleeves when it comes to holidays and kids, especially holidays and kids and cold, snowy days and nights. This list of Canadian craft and activity books will suit every age, kid, and passion. From Christmas crafts to stenciling, from birdfeeder-making to star gazing, and from science experiments to outdoor fun, this list might just ensure your holiday isn't an endurance test but rather an honest-to-goodness good time.

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More 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 for children, activity books, crafts & hobbies

Be bored no more! You’ll love all the fun things to do and make in “More Boredom Busters.” There’s a chapter of activities for each season of the year, and within those, you’ll also find ideas for your favorite holidays, such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. Get set to enjoy awesome activitie …

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Clay Charm Magic!

25 Amazing, Teeny-Tiny Projects to Make with Polymer Clay

by Helga Jiang
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 100
  • Grade: k to 17
tagged: crafts & hobbies, fashion, sculpture

The ultimate book for adorable clay charm instruction!

Clay charms are taking the world by storm, and there’s no sign of slowing down for these bite-sized bits of fun! From Helga Jiang, creator of megahit clay charm instructional videos, these projects are handpicked for the best in clay-making fun. Easy to make and fun to wear, these addictive id …

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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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Everyday Kitchen For Kids

100 Amazing Savory and Sweet Recipes Children Can Really Make

by Jennifer Low
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: cooking & food

What's the best way to get kids excited about trying new foods? By getting them into the kitchen to make new dishes all by themselves!

Food editor and writer Jennifer Low is on a mission. For 10 years she has been tweaking recipes to make them fun and safe for children. Now in her new cookbook Everyday Kitchen for Kids, Jen has compiled 100 brand n …

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Everyday Eden

100+ Fun, Green Garden Projects for the Whole Family to Enjoy

by Christina Symons & John Gillespie
edition: Paperback
tagged: nature crafts, techniques

Using inexpensive, often recycled, materials and easy techniques, this lively collection of garden projects and practices will delight beginner and experienced green thumbs alike. Whether you have just five minutes or an entire weekend, this full-colour book is designed to delight and inspire. Here are step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photogr …

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Kitchen for Kids

100 Amazing Recipes Your Children Can Really Make

by Jennifer Low
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: cooking & food

Kids love to cook and help in the kitchen. That's why Jennifer Low has created this book of 100 no-knives, no-flame, from-scratch recipes that kids can easily make with the help of a caring adult. Each recipe has been tested by kids aged four and up and each dish is beautifully photographed From Paddy Thai Noodles (an oven backed take on traditiona …

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Everywear

by Ellen Warwick, illustrated by Bernice Lum
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: crafts & hobbies, fashion, girls & women

It's never been easier (or easier on the wallet) to create frugal and fashionable accessories that embody seriously unique chic. In keeping with the spirit of the Planet Girl series, Everywear encourages crafters to check basements, junk drawers and nooks and crannies for recyclable treasures before heading to the craft supply or hardware store. In …

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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 …