Look What You Can Make with Boxes: Over 90 Pictured Crafts and Dozens of Other Ideas

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Complete with huge photos and easy-to-follow directions, this book is loaded with crafts and ideas. After a few hours of creative fun with it, kids will look at boxes in a whole new way. They'll discover how to make an astounding variety of toys, gifts, and games--all using boxes found around the house. They'll also pick up ideas for making dozens of other crafts. Look What You Can Make With Boxes will delight and entertain craft-loving kids.
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Complete with huge photos and easy-to-follow directions, this book is loaded with crafts and ideas. After a few hours of creative fun with it, kids will look at boxes in a whole new way. They'll discover how to make an astounding variety of toys, gifts, and games--all using boxes found around the house. They'll also pick up ideas for making dozens of other crafts. Look What You Can Make With Boxes will delight and entertain craft-loving kids.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
Siomades has assembled a clever collection of over 90 crafts and ideas with simple step-by-step instructions, a list of materials needed, and a color photograph of the finished product. Nearly all are constructed from small boxes and other materials commonly found around the house. The designs are within the skill level of primary aged children, but could be expanded for an older child. A perfect departure for school projects, or an "I'm bored" summer day.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6Ideas for creating toys, games, decorations, and more with boxes, paints, glue, and a few other supplies are presented through clear, numbered instructions and crisp full-color photographs. Each picture shows the finished product, likely more polished than a child's handiwork, but effective nonetheless. The lists of items needed include type of box (cereal, oatmeal, greeting-card, etc.) as well as suggestions for spin-offs. Some of the more unusual crafts include making bookends by putting sand or rocks in a sealed plastic bag inside boxes before decorating them and making a "vacation box" covered with an old map, perhaps to store mementos from a trip. Though tips for getting started include asking friends and relatives for help in collecting material, no mention is made of the need for adult assistance in cutting cardboard boxes or how best to cut boxes to create a neat edge. The lack of a table of contents is offset by a complete index by craft title and subject.Maria B. Salvadore, District of Columbia Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563977046
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2013
  • Series: Look What You Can Make Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 905,909
  • Age range: 5 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.14 (d)

Meet the Author


Lorianne Siomades is an artist and graphic designer. She is the author and illustrator of Cuckoo Can't Find You, Kangaroo and Cricket, My Box of Color, and A Place to Bloom. She is also the illustrator of This Is the Ocean by Kersten Hamilton, and Where Wild Babies Sleep by Ann Purmell. She lives in Colorado.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2008

    Creative recycling

    This book has great ideas to recycle bottles, boxes, egg cartons and other things that otherwise would go into the trash. My kids like to see what they can make out of milk jugs, egg cartons and many other things that get empty around the house. This book keeps them entertained and busy using thier imaginations. Very constructive play. I would recommend this book to anyone who is an elementary teacher or does daycare as well as parents who run out of ideas to keep kids busy. We just finished building a cardboard box car for a class project at my kids school. Fun and economical and teaches recycling and using what you have instead of going to the store to buy things all the time.

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