Making Make-Believe: Fun Props, Costumes and Creative Play Ideas

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Explore the world of make-believe with fun and easy-to-make props and costumes. Create a life-size igloo out of milk jugs or put on a puppet show in your very own Lighted Box Stage! Making Make-Believe offers storybook play, games, cooking, mini-plays, dress-up costumes, puppet ideas, and more to enrich children's play. Unlock the imagination of young children, allowing them to create their own dramatic play experiences. With over 125 activities and projects, this book is packed with ideas for hours of creative ...
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Overview

Explore the world of make-believe with fun and easy-to-make props and costumes. Create a life-size igloo out of milk jugs or put on a puppet show in your very own Lighted Box Stage! Making Make-Believe offers storybook play, games, cooking, mini-plays, dress-up costumes, puppet ideas, and more to enrich children's play. Unlock the imagination of young children, allowing them to create their own dramatic play experiences. With over 125 activities and projects, this book is packed with ideas for hours of creative fun!
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October brings crisp leaves, cool days, and the task of choosing just-the-right Halloween costume. Halloween begs for a creative touch and Making Make-Believe shows kids how to fashion their own masks, costumes, and hats. The book is designed for parents and educators who want to help provide props and then step back and let the kids create their own worlds. Author MaryAnn Kohl serves up more than 125 whimsical ideas for activities and projects, with K. Whelan Dery's black-and-white drawings illustrating the steps. Most homes already stock the suggested materials—paper plates and cups, old socks, shoe boxes—making this book the ideal playmate for 365 days of the year. 2001, Gryphon House, $14.95. Ages 2 to 8. Reviewer:Mary Quattlebaum
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876591987
  • Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Award-winning author MaryAnn F. Kohl has written 14 books for Gryphon House, and is a regular featured columnist for Parenting Magazine. She has written the best-selling favorites Preschool Art, The Big Messy Art Book, Making Make-Believe, MathArts, and First Art. She is co-author of Global Art and Cooking Art with Jean Potter. MaryAnn lives in Bellingham, Washington.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2000

    Let's Build a Fort!!

    I had more fun writing this book than any other of the ten art books I have done over the years. It was fun to make a fort out of a refrigerator box, just like we used to when we were kids! And making a fairy village out of pinecones, pebbles, leaves, and coconut shells took me back to being six and happily lost in an imaginary world where the fairies played in my village at night when I was sleeping. This book is filled with things kids can make or do to enhance their pretend and make-believe, from puppets to costumes to setting up play houses or tea parties. Over 100 ideas, 190 pages, for ages through eight or so.All ideas use materials commonly found in homes or classrooms, and no expertise is needed. I wrote this book so I could encourage children to pretend like we used to in the 'olden days', but most of the ideas are brand new. Take a look!

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