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Crafty Ideas from Junk is a book I pulled from my art shelves. It’s not a large book by any means but has a number of fun crafts in it to delight your budding artist. (or simply a child looking for some way to occupy their time) Games, robots, necklaces and plant holders are just a few of the activities waiting to be discovered.
Each craft/activity comes with a needed supplies list. Some are more loose in their requirements than others, as well as instructions following. I found that some of the directions left me a bit confused as to what I was to do first or next or just how to accomplish the task at hand, but that gives the opportunity to do some problem solving, which is a great part of doing crafts isn’t it? To have to figure some of it on your own. Helps make the craft or game more your own.
One of the things I would like to do with a Co-op class sometime is to have a “make games for your siblings class”. I look at the instructions above and think… this would be a great game to older kids to make for their siblings. What do you think?
More than 25 crafts, games and activities fill the pages of this softcover tomb by Myrna Daitz. Children will find themselves encouraged in their efforts to keep themselves busy. I like this little book and it will rejoin the others on my shelf. Perhaps in the spring I’ll actually host a “Make a gift for your Siblings class”. Would be fun don’t you think?
Crafty Ideas from Junk
Exley Publications Ltd
48 pages, softcover,
art book, elementary, craft, art