Nature Crafts for Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Make with Mother Nature's Help

Nature Crafts for Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Make with Mother Nature's Help

by Gweb Diehn, Terry Krautwurst
     
 

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"Gr. 4-8. Combining challenging projects with scientific lore, and illustrating both with crisp color photography, results in an outstanding volume sure to capture the attention of youngsters seeking amusing and interesting things to do. This unusual craft book offers ideas for every season, most a step above those often found in similar books....Handy for science

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"Gr. 4-8. Combining challenging projects with scientific lore, and illustrating both with crisp color photography, results in an outstanding volume sure to capture the attention of youngsters seeking amusing and interesting things to do. This unusual craft book offers ideas for every season, most a step above those often found in similar books....Handy for science and art classes, this will also be a boon to club leaders looking for enticing activities for their members."—Booklist. "An inviting collection."—SLJ. "...includes fantastic ways to explore the outdoors, including creating a bird feeder and bird nesting shelf."—Parent Life. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 X 10.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-- Patience and money for supplies are required for many of the interesting projects presented here. Candied violets, a wormery in a glass jar, and printing cards are among the simpler activities that utilize readily available materials. However, a bird bath formed in cement, a sawdust kiln for firing clay pots in a garbage can, candle-making, and several pieces of carpentry are much more ambitious and at times risky. Arranged seasonally, the instructions are illustrated with attractive, sharp, full-color photographs of children at work and interspersed with short topical essays on facts and principles related to animals, plants, weather, and astronomy. Generally the explanations are clear and include cautionary advice, but occasionally the information is too simplistic--a beginner might have a pretty tough time, for instance, using a hacksaw to cut out the appealing : animal shapes from plywood to make a wind vane. And how did the snow sculptures get their icy sheen? This rather large volume lies flat for ease of use. Children and adults who enjoy making things will find it an inviting collection in spite of some vagaries. --Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806983738
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 10.07(h) x 0.45(d)

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