Kids' Crafts: Polymer Clay: 30 Terrific Projects to Roll, Mold & Squish by Irene Semanchuk Dean, Irene Semanchuk Dean |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Kids' Crafts: Polymer Clay: 30 Terrific Projects to Roll, Mold & Squish

Kids' Crafts: Polymer Clay: 30 Terrific Projects to Roll, Mold & Squish

by Irene Semanchuk Dean, Irene Semanchuk Dean
     
 

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Introducing a new crafts series for kids 8 to 12! With great care and love for their art, the talented experts at Lark have always produced books that encouraged creativity, experimentation, and imagination in the crafter. Now they're ready and eager to help children express themselves artistically. And you can be sure that every one of these delightful guides will

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Introducing a new crafts series for kids 8 to 12! With great care and love for their art, the talented experts at Lark have always produced books that encouraged creativity, experimentation, and imagination in the crafter. Now they're ready and eager to help children express themselves artistically. And you can be sure that every one of these delightful guides will virtually burst with fun projects, simple instructions, appealing photos, original techniques, and terrific materials.

Polymer clay is the perfect material for youngsters: in addition to polymer's pliability, it doesn't dry out like regular clay, comes in a range of bright colors, and can bake in an ordinary oven. And the most important tools are your hands, so children can really dig in and feel the tactile joy of manipulating their work. With the help of a renowned polymer clay artist, kids can create 30 awesome objects. A comprehensive basics section covers everything from rolling, cutting and sculpting to figuring out amounts, conditioning the clay, mixing new colors, and creating textures. Kids will really love the cool tricks, too, including marbling and embedding objects. But what will really stir their creative juices are the really super projects, including a Donut Pendant, Bug Magnets, Trinket Bowl, Plant Critters, Fat Pen, Spirit Guide Doll, and Computer Monitor Wizard.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-In this attractive book, Dean explains the basics of handling this modeling material and then presents 30 clever projects that will appeal to both boys and girls. If youngsters take the time to read the 17-page introduction, which spells out safety and handling tips, they will be able to do the projects without much adult assistance. For those who have not read it, the instructions can be confusing. Each project is well illustrated with color photos that show each step of production. Other catchy photo illustrations are purely decorative. Some of the projects require only clay and household items to complete, but others call for materials such as a baked tile or an embroidery hoop, which are obtainable at craft stores. Dean recommends special tools that are also available at craft stores and are a bit pricey, but always gives household alternatives. A great resource.-Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579903503
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Kids' Crafts Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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