Outside the Box!: Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids

Outside the Box!: Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids


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If you've got a box, you've got it made! With step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations, this book can help kids transform a cardboard box into easy-to-make playthings—and teach them firsthand about recycling. Start with the basics: a box and an imagination. Tissue boxes, cereal boxes, corrugated boxes, and cardboard boxes can all be put to good use. Then just follow directions for dozens of projects.
The possibilities are endless! Thinking beyond the box, kids can make a puppet stage, sports car, propeller airplane, robot, tin man costume, moon suit, giant dragon, miniature golf game, musical box band, and much more. It all adds up to enjoying a fun day in an earth-friendly way—a creative, environmental lesson that kids will love!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486470009
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 04/23/2009
Series: Dover Children's Activity Books Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,258,014
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Joan Irvine is a popular children's book author and full-time teacher who lives in Ontario, Canada. Her award-winning "pop-up" books have been sold all over the world.
Linda Hendry is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Ontario.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Make Your Own Boxes
Shape a Box
Make a Small Box
More Ideas Using Geometric Shapes
Make Boxes from Cards
Make an Origami Box
Fantastic Worlds
Part 2: Surprise in a Box
Make a Hungry Fish
Transform a Television into a Robot
Pop-ups in a Box
Make a Tropical Rain Forest in the Moonlight
More Dioramas
Part 3: Fun and Games
Make Your Own Penny Carnival
Make Two Clubhouses with a Box Message System
Wiggle and Jump Your Way Through an Obstacle Course
Part 4: Boxes You Can Wear
Make an Airplane
Make Your Own Triceratops
Make a Sports Car
Make a Tin Man
Make a Moon Suit
Part 5: Let's Put On a Show
Make a Popping Monster Puppet
Wiggle a Pig's Nose
Make an Elephant Mask
Make Your Own Musical Box Band
Make a Medieval Castle Theatre
Make a Shadow Theatre
Large Stage Sets and Props

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