Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff

Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff

by MaryAnn Kohl
     
 


With fifty-two weeks of fantastic art projects using ordinary materials, Art with Anything provides a year of creativity, imagination, and fun! This new book uses best-selling author MaryAnn F. Kohl’s mantra “It’s the process, not the product” to explore making art every day from everyday materials. Organized alphabetically by material,… See more details below

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With fifty-two weeks of fantastic art projects using ordinary materials, Art with Anything provides a year of creativity, imagination, and fun! This new book uses best-selling author MaryAnn F. Kohl’s mantra “It’s the process, not the product” to explore making art every day from everyday materials. Organized alphabetically by material, each of the fifty-two weeks features five days of activities, increasing in complexity with each day: Day 1 is basic, Days 2 and 3 are more challenging, Day 4 is a craft project, and Day 5 is multi-faceted or fancy. Materials include address labels, fabric scraps, hole punch dots, junk mail, leaves, rocks, salt, and many more! The activities in Art with Anything are creative, fun, and geared to children ages four to ten. Children will love making Glitter Photo Jars or working on Shake-It-Up-Bag Paintings, and projects like Family Finger Puppets and Fluff-N-Puff Mobiles will keep them entertained for hours, while stretching their imaginations.Exploring the process of creating art is one of the most creative ways children learn, and Art with Anything will keep children learning creatively all year long!

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"Here’s a book that’s bound to keep kids constructively occupied and entertained this summer or the entire year!.." - Good Reads with Ronna, LAParent.com

"This book is a real 'WOW' for anyone seeking art activities for children ages 4-10." - Shuffle Spindle & Dyepot

"This lively compendium of family-friendly art activities [is] highly recommended as a resource for parents...and caretakers." - The Midwest Book Review

Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Kids who want to make their own masks and costumes for Halloween or adults wondering what to do with youngsters on a rainy day might take a look at these art projects. Included are easy-to-follow instructions for 52 craft projects (and variations) that use everyday materials such as cans, buttons, bottle caps, paper plates and stones. Half the fun for young artists will be searching for the "ingredients" in house and yard. Children might create masks on a stick, stone stack sculptures, sandpaper rubbings, sock puppets, yarn weavings and sponge and foam prints. A great way to encourage kids to (literally) find inspiration around them. Reviewer: Mary Quattlebaum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876590850
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Award-winning author MaryAnn F. Kohl has written 14 books for Gryphon House, and is a regular featured columnist for Parenting Magazine. She has written the best-selling favorites Preschool Art, The Big Messy Art Book, Making Make-Believe, MathArts, and First Art. She is co-author of Global Art and Cooking Art with Jean Potter. MaryAnn lives in Bellingham, Washington.

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