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Earth-Friendly Crafts: Clever Ways to Reuse Everyday Items
     

Earth-Friendly Crafts: Clever Ways to Reuse Everyday Items

by Kathy Ross, Celine Malepart (Illustrator)
 

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What do you do with old toys, clothes, and other stuff? Instead of throwing them away, get creative and see what crafts you can make! This book shows you how to make crafts out of old playing cards, marker caps, toy cars, neckties, hairbrushes, and more. Color photos of the finished crafts and step-by-step illustrations make these crafts a snap. Along with 21

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What do you do with old toys, clothes, and other stuff? Instead of throwing them away, get creative and see what crafts you can make! This book shows you how to make crafts out of old playing cards, marker caps, toy cars, neckties, hairbrushes, and more. Color photos of the finished crafts and step-by-step illustrations make these crafts a snap. Along with 21 crafts, you'll find information about recycling and tips for what you can do to help the planet. So find new uses for your old stuff and get crafting!

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Children's Literature - Barbara Wheatley
Everyday items such as old toys, games, puzzle pieces, balloons, greeting cards, and playing cards can be used to create clips, picture boards, magnets, frames, and jewelry. Ross includes twenty-one different crafts that will appeal to younger crafters. Using a folding game board, crafters can create a practical art folder to keep artwork protected and flat. A pair of stretchy gloves with bits of foam and pipe cleaners turn into an octopus puppet, while a tuna fish can and old marker caps become a pencil holder. An old greeting card is transformed in to a new one using fabric or wrapping paper and a fashion doll outfit, while a cereal box can be transformed into a chain of links or a collage. Each project includes a photo of the completed project and step-by-step directions and illustrations. A table of contents, page of web and book resources, and environmental tips and statistics are other key features of this book. Additional tips or recycling facts accompany each craft. This is a great supplement to any science or art classroom or elementary library. Reviewer: Barbara Wheatley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761374091
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Kathy Ross grew up in upstate New York in the 1950s. She credits her unusual and very creative elementary school education at Oswego State Teachers College coupled with a childhood that afforded her time to "be" for her endless ability to create. Kathy has written many children's songs, is a writer for the Highsmith Summer Reading Manual, has made dozens of television appearances, and has given workshops for both children and adults around the country. Kathy has published more then 60 books to date. She was honored to be the featured author of the month on the website of the Children's Book Council.

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