Asian Crafts

Asian Crafts

by Judith Hoffman Corwin
     
 

Arts and crafts projects depict the history and customs of such places as Thailand, China, Afghanistan, the Soviet Union, and Sri Lanka. Crafts from both ancient and modern Asia are represented with easy-to-follow instructions for, among other things, making nesting dolls and miniature paintings and baking holiday cookies. See more details below

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Arts and crafts projects depict the history and customs of such places as Thailand, China, Afghanistan, the Soviet Union, and Sri Lanka. Crafts from both ancient and modern Asia are represented with easy-to-follow instructions for, among other things, making nesting dolls and miniature paintings and baking holiday cookies.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- These books do not include clear diagrams or pictures showing each step in the process of creating a finished product. Nor do they indicate color schemes with representational pictures or labels. The two-color illustrations are simplistic to the point of crudeness; in most cases, readers are told to trace the design and then transfer the tracing. In Asian Crafts , the instructions are to dip a pointed paintbrush into black ink and ``experiment with how it feels to hold the brush. Make a few strokes with it.'' The next admonishment is to follow the illustrations in order, but no sequence is indicated. In Latin American and Caribbean Crafts , the directions for making a collage of strips of seven colors of tissue paper is illustrated in blue and white. No method for applying a polymer medium is given. While the tone and design are obviously for children, the books don't meet the needs of that audience because they lack simple directions and visual back-up. Many other crafts books are more faithful to cultures of these countries. --Carole B. Kirkpatrick, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531110133
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Series:
Crafts Around the World Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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