Child's Play: 200 Instant Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

Overview

Take a discarded walnut shell and make a boat. Create a balloon barometer. Go on a backyard scavenger hunt. Test common foods for starch or vitamin C. Sew a mini-backpack. Make a safe and easy costume for Halloween or the school play. All of these ideas and more are featured in Child's Play 6 — 12, a wonderful collection of quick and easy-to-make projects, activities, and games for those not-so-easy-to-please grade schoolers whose frantic cries of "there's nothing to do! " are only slightly less unnerving than ...
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Overview

Take a discarded walnut shell and make a boat. Create a balloon barometer. Go on a backyard scavenger hunt. Test common foods for starch or vitamin C. Sew a mini-backpack. Make a safe and easy costume for Halloween or the school play. All of these ideas and more are featured in Child's Play 6 — 12, a wonderful collection of quick and easy-to-make projects, activities, and games for those not-so-easy-to-please grade schoolers whose frantic cries of "there's nothing to do! " are only slightly less unnerving than "Mom! I've got a science project due tomorrow!

Child's Play 6 — 12 will be the only first aid parents need to handle project emergencies, create memorable gifts and parties, or simply bear the boredom blues. The clear, straightforward instructions and charming line drawings are sure to make this book your hands-on guide to creativity.

A collection of 200 crafts, games, and activities, including things to make from paper, egg cartons, and cloth, science and writing projects, recipes, quiet games, and games to play in the car.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613726054
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1992
  • Format: Library Binding

Meet the Author

Leslie Hamilton has worked with children in preschools, elementary schools, and scouting.  She is also the author of Child's Play: 200 Instant Crafts and Activities for Pre-schoolers and Child's Play 6-12.

Ms. Hamilton lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two children

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THE MUMMY

Tear an old white sheet into strips 2-4 inches wide. With child wearing a white or light gray sweat suit, wrap arms, legs and torso with strips. Use safety pins (or a stitch or two) to fasten ends to sweat suit. Leave some ends straggly. Wrap top of head with one or more long strips. White makeup with dark circles under of around the eyes completes the look. For small children, use rolls of gauze instead of sheet strips.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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