What better way to encourage children to be creative than with fun ideas for traditional crafts using natural, recycled, and found materials? "Green Crafts for Children" by Emma Hardy has four chapters, each focusing on a different organic craft. The Salt Dough chapter shows how simple it is to mix flour, water and salt to design beads, decorations, and homemade colored play dough. The Paper chapter has decoupage and papier-mache ideas to make bowls, a dollhouse, and masks that kids will love to paint. Natural Treasures makes use of everyday items such as shells, pine cones, and stones, and transforms them into boats, animals, and even a board game. Finally, in the Fabric and Wool chapter, use up fabric scraps or old clothes to design glove creatures and create your own felt and friendship bracelets. With 35 projects, each with clear step-by-step instructions, kids will forget about the computer and love to play in the same way grandma and grandpa did. *A book that taps into the trend for environmentally friendly ways for children to play. *Cute and cool ideas for boys and girls--boats, beads, masks, brooches, and much more.