Papier-m?ch? is a craft that anyone can do. All that's required to make the 11 colorful, practical and inexpensive creatures in this book in the Kids Can Do It series is water, newspaper, flour and a few items from around the house, such as aluminum foil, a frozen-juice container or string. Using odds and ...
Papier-m?ch? is a craft that anyone can do. All that's required to make the 11 colorful, practical and inexpensive creatures in this book in the Kids Can Do It series is water, newspaper, flour and a few items from around the house, such as aluminum foil, a frozen-juice container or string. Using odds and ends, and following the easy step-by-step instructions, kids can make such handy items as
• a money-munching fish bank
• a lion magazine holder
• a bug vase
• cat and mouse bookends
• a giraffe pencil holder
• an elephant box These wacky creations make perfect gifts -- that is, if kids can bear to part with them!
Children are encouraged to transform everyday objects, such as bottles, boxes, and cardboard, into whimsical creations. Using these basic materials as well as newspaper, flour, and water, children can follow simple procedures for eleven projects. Step-by-step instructions are provided for creating forms, making the mache goo, and then painting and decorating the finished piece. A wacky bird bowl can be fashioned from a bowl, cardboard tubes, paper towels, and corrugated cardboard. Additional activities include a lion magazine holder, a monster garbage gobbler, and a money-muncher fish bank. All final pieces have been creatively painted and decorated, which should help to inspire a young artist to dip into the goo! Art teachers also should find Schwarz's book to be a useful reference tool. 2000, Kids Can Press/Nelvana, Ages 8 up, $12.96. Reviewer: Laura Hummel
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Attractive series entries with colorful illustrations and clear, step-by-step instructions. The 11 projects in Papier-M ch are original and appealing and the necessary supplies are readily available. The hints on preparing papier-m ch paste and the tips on sanding and fixing mistakes are especially helpful. Native Crafts has instructions for 16 projects including seed and bead jewelry, clay pinch pots, cornhusk dolls, turtle rattles, and hoop drums. Each activity begins with a brief description of how the object was utilized and by what group. In both books, adult assistance will be needed for some of the crafts. Additional purchases where needed.-Marion F. Gallivan, Gannon University, Erie, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|