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Clay (Let's Create! Series)

Clay (Let's Create! Series)

by Dorothy L. Gibbs (Editor), Dorothy L. Gibbs (Editor), Colleen Coffey (Translator)

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The "Let's Create" series of craft books are reminiscent of another era. The projects and materials are unusual. The books were translated from Spanish, which may explain the unfamiliar supplies and old-fashioned projects. The twelve projects in this volume are made with self hardening clay. The first project is to make a clay man with a scarf and hat. The clay is painted with acrylic paints. A cylindrical candleholder has random small geometric holes to let out the light. A little shoe is made of sheets of clay and laced with a ribbon. A flattened ball of clay becomes a plate to hold paper clips. Painted geometric clay balls with holes are stacked up and on a wooden skewer for a interchangeable clown. A clay whale is hollowed out and made into a box with a top. Cookie cutters are used on flattened pieces of clay to make shapes that are hung in a mobile. A dragon is made for a paperweight. Each project is on a spread that is illustrated with large photographs. Most of the supplies required for these activities should be readily available. This series of books was apparently developed for another culture and are not well adapted for a contemporary American audience. 2003, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 5 to 9.
—Kristin Harris
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Each kid-friendly, visually appealing book offers 12 projects and an introduction that describes the materials used to make them. The versatile assortment of crafts includes a mobile and a handprint tile (Clay), a calico clown and a frilly flower (Paper), and a trinket box and a dollhouse dinette (Wood). Each step in the construction process is accompanied by an excellent color photograph that follows the text perfectly. Full spreads make for easy group or individual viewing. A "You Will Need" box lists the easily obtainable materials required and "Another Great Idea!" expands a project's possibilities. Children will enjoy many hours of crafting whether at home or in school. Along with Barbara Reid's Fun with Modeling Clay (Kids Can, 1998), these titles are welcome additions to most collections.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
Let's Create! Series
Product dimensions:
9.62(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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