Making Gift Bags

Making Gift Bags

by Linda Hendry
     
 
Go into any gift store and you'll know how hot gift boxes are! Now kids can make their own. All they need to do is follow the simple instructions to turn an empty cracker box into a fierce-looking monster (great for keeping snoopers out of a diary), or a small milk carton into a cozy cottage. In this imaginative craft book, kids will find out how to recycle easily

Overview

Go into any gift store and you'll know how hot gift boxes are! Now kids can make their own. All they need to do is follow the simple instructions to turn an empty cracker box into a fierce-looking monster (great for keeping snoopers out of a diary), or a small milk carton into a cozy cottage. In this imaginative craft book, kids will find out how to recycle easily found items into 15 beautiful gift boxes. There are quick, simple boxes for young children and more elaborate projects for older kids. Whether they keep them to store their own odds and ends or give them away to friends, kids will be amazed at the fabulous items they can create.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Gr 4-8-A winner in the craft category. Meticulous color drawings accurately complement the excellent step-by-step directions for projects that range from simple to challenging. A color photo of the finished product is included. The variety of gift boxes-14 styles in all-will please boys and girls and includes a photo box, a treasure box with false compartments, a garden box to grow seeds, a scary monster box in which to hide things, a box made of fallen twigs for storing CDs, a secret book box made from a discarded book, and many more. The finished crafts are charming and functional. Materials are generally easily obtainable, such as empty cartons and cans, ribbon, felt, yarn, beads, paper, and twigs, though a darning needle, utility knife, bristol board, plastic lace, and sandpaper are also needed. A chapter on decorating techniques covers papier-m ch , collage, and paint. Directions include metric and imperial measurements. While Joan Irvine's Build It with Boxes (Morrow, 1993) and Sharon McCoy's 50 Nifty Super Friendship Crafts (Lowell House, 1997) include several small boxes, Hendry's book would make a fine addition because of its attractive presentation, child appeal, and unique ideas.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613219532
Publisher:
San Val
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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