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

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

by Lorianne Siomades
     
 

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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.… See more details below

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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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563977046
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Series:
Look What You Can Make Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,217,115
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
5 - 12 Years

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