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Traditional Crafts from Mexico and Central America

Traditional Crafts from Mexico and Central America

by Florence Temko, Randall Gooch
     
 
In this book, Florence Temko show you how to make eight fun and easy crafts from Mexico And Central America.

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In this book, Florence Temko show you how to make eight fun and easy crafts from Mexico And Central America.

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These eye-catching titles from Lerner's Culture Crafts series provide clear step-by-step illustrated instructions and patterns for making appealing Latino crafts. Brief information on the history and significance of the art forms, accompanied by a small map showing each craft's geographical origin, enhances their value for librarians, teachers, and parents. The first title includes instructions for Guatemalan worry dolls, cuna molas (pictures stitched on cloth), and a tree of life; the Caribbean title gives directions for Cuban yarn dolls, Jamaican woven fish, Barbadian shell crafts, and more. Because the projects are easy enough for children to make without a lot of adult help, elementary and middle school and public libraries will find these valuable additions to their collections. The Caribbean volume is a unique resource for projects found in few other titles.
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Gr 3 Up-One of the better titles in support of a multicultural curriculum, this series entry gives a very brief background of the area, and then provides directions for making eight traditional crafts. The felt appliqus intended to bring to mind the reverse appliqu work of the Cuna Indians is the only craft duplicated in other books on Latin American crafts, and it is the least evocative of the actual work. The directions and pictures are clear and enticing; there are full-color photographs of the completed projects as well as of the original handiwork that inspired them. A list of supplies needed precedes each project, and each one is followed by suggestions for additional activities. A list for further reading of fiction and nonfiction titles about Mexico and Central America, all quite recent, is included. Judith Corwin's Latin American and Caribbean Crafts (Watts, 1992) has 10 crafts and 5 recipes, but it lacks the color photos, and the crafts are generally further removed from their ethnic originals. Jeremy Comins's Latin American Crafts and Their Cultural Backgrounds (Lothrop, 1974; o.p.) has more detail and more challenging projects but looks less appealing. Anita Ganeri and Rachel Wright's Mexico (Watts, 1994) is attractive and has quite a bit of cultural information but only two recipes, two craft projects, and a Spanish vocabulary game.-Pam Gosner, formerly at Maplewood Memorial Library, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822529354
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Culture Crafts Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.91(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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