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Kindergarten-Grade 3-A compilation of five volumes, written between 1994 and 1996, all of which are still in print. The puppet and game sections are particularly strong; the toys are whimsical and invite play, as do many of the creations. Many of the nature projects incorporate synthetic items. The minimal text consists of numbered, step-by-step illustrated, but occasionally sketchy, instructions (for instance, no measurements are given) and suggestions for using or playing the games created. The necessary materials are safe and easy to obtain. There is heavy use of bristol board, which is fairly expensive, as well as recycled materials, articles of clothing, and some furniture. Children are cautioned to ask for permission before using what they find around the house and to get help when needed. The full-color photographs fill each spread. Lists of additional craft titles by the same publisher have been added to this edition. Where demand for the subject is high or the original titles are worn, this volume is an attractive and appealing addition.
Susannah Price, Boise Public Library, ID
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Gr. 2-6. This amiable collection of projects, a consolidation of crafts from five previous I Can Make That titles, includes easy instructions and photographs that show kids how to make puppets, costumes, nature crafts, toys, and games. Parents, librarians, teachers, and caregivers can help children transform ordinary objects into something extraordinary. In the section on games, a yellow sponge, cardboard, an egg carton, some paint, glue, yarn, and googly eyes are the components for a marvelous cat-and-mouse board game. Children will learn how to turn cardboard boxes into animal shapes for a zany game of mini-golf and to put potting soil and grass seed in stockings decorated with eyes and wait for "hair" to sprout. Sure to provide hours of entertainment. Shelley Townsend-Hudson
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