Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Doing & Learning
The Jumbo Book of Paper Crafts

The Jumbo Book of Paper Crafts

Spring 2003 Doing & Learning
Ages: 9 & Up
Author: Amanda Lewis
Illustrator: Jane Kurisu
Publisher: Kids Can Press
ISBN: 1550749404
Hardcover Price: $14.95
Learn about four kinds of paper crafts: folding, cutting, weaving, and gluing. Each section begins with a description of techniques used in the projects that follow, plus helpful tips. Every step is numbered and accompanied by a full-color diagram. Among the appealing projects are a butterfly ornament made by accordion-folding paper shapes cut from colorful magazine pages, and maracas made by gluing many layers of tissue papier-mâché on old light bulbs (when it hardens, hit the maraca on the edge of a table so the light bulb will break and make a rattling sound when shaken). The book ends with instructions for handmade paper. Don't hesitate to buy this book for your son if he likes to make things; there are pictures of boys throughout.
Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2003 Parents' Choice

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