Funky Junk: Cool Stuff to Make with Hardware

Funky Junk: Cool Stuff to Make with Hardware

by Renee Schwarz
     
 

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Using nuts, bolts, washers and other odds and ends, kids can create all kinds of funky doodads in this book in the Kids Can Do It series. The helpful hardware shopping guide, tool tips and simple-to-follow directions guarantee kids will hit the nail on the head with each of these cool projects!

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Using nuts, bolts, washers and other odds and ends, kids can create all kinds of funky doodads in this book in the Kids Can Do It series. The helpful hardware shopping guide, tool tips and simple-to-follow directions guarantee kids will hit the nail on the head with each of these cool projects!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Are you drawn to hardware stores? Do you like to use your hands to create cool things? Do you dream of making something "nutty?" If so, then this book is for you. This book talks about using various items that can be found from a local hardware store to create interesting objects. Directions are included for making a robot pencil sharpener, a Lock-nest monster to go on your school lock, a baby bird magnet and even a hardware chess set. The step-by-step instructions found on each page are illustrated as well as described, so that even someone who has never used a screwdriver will be able to make these innovative objects without much difficulty. The directions are straightforward and simple so that they can be easily followed. The objects are very useful and quite unique. This book is wonderful for young boys who like to create things with their hands but wouldn't be caught dead opening up a craft book. 2003, Kids Can Press, Ages 8 to 12.
— Nicole Peterson
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Clearly written instructions and ideas, illustrated with color diagrams and photographs. Crocheting explains basic techniques and has step-by-step instructions for making several articles such as bookmarks and purses. Along with basic camera information, Picture This explores such concepts as light and shadow, action, and point of view. The crafts include framing and matting as well as suggestions for arranging pictures in a scrapbook. Some of the photos in this title are in black and white. Funky Junk is full of ideas that will appeal to kids who love to explore the gizmos that are usually found in bins at the hardware store. Directions are given for turning nuts, bolts, corner braces, and so on into jewelry, a chess set, and more. Parental supervision is a must for many of these projects, especially those requiring the use of a utility knife or epoxy. These books are welcome supplements for crafts and hobby collections.-Genevieve Gallagher, Orange County Public Library, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553373889
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Kids Can Do It Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Renée Schwarz writes and illustrates craft books for children, including Funky Junk, Papier-Mâché and Windchimes and Whirligigs. She lives in the forest, near the small town of La Patrie, Québec.

Renée Schwarz writes and illustrates craft books for children, including Funky Junk, Papier-Mâché and Windchimes and Whirligigs. She lives in the forest, near the small town of La Patrie, Québec.

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