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We've come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office supplies -…foldback clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips and plastic utensils - the everyday junk drawer can hold all the materials needed to create pocket-sized weaponry. Whether you're slowing dying of boredom in a stuffy office, plotting revenge on your older siblings or simply looking for a wonderful way to kill some time, this book is for you. Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear pictures, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, darts, crossbows, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive "bomb." Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy. The instructions are simple so that anyone can make these wacky innovations in minutes whilst also learning about mechanics and physics in a fun, hands-on way.
By Dawn Isaac. 2016
From the author of 101 Things for Kids to do Outside, which has fast become a go-to book for children…and parents alike, comes this excellent new volume full of creative (and occasionally crazy) ideas for things to do when the weather is bad and you're stuck inside - without having to go any where near a TV or computer screen! Why not grow a windowsill herb garden, make your own jigsaw, or learn to play the glasses? Get crafty with decoupage and salt dough, or play detective by dusting for fingerprints. Exciting makes include terrariums and kaleidoscopes, whilst wacky games cover everything from Balloon Stomp to Sticky Note Scramble. All 101 ideas are designed to be achievable with little or no parental help, and only use materials that you already have around the house. With a wealth of creative and fun suggestions to keep you amused, you might not even notice that the rain has stopped.
By Dawn Isaac. 2017
From bestselling kids' activity author Dawn Isaac comes this exciting new volume full of creative (and occasionally outrageous) ideas for…budding young scientists. Whether your child is crazy about chemistry or bananas about biology (or, let's face it, just likes making a mess), this book is choc-a-block full of experiments and projects that will get kids really excited about science - and all without going anywhere near a TV, tablet or computer screen. Whether they want to Launch a Rocket, Blow a Square Bubble, Discover their own DNA or Build a Balloon Powered Racing Car, there's a whole wealth of fun suggestions to keep kids amused - and you never know, they might even learn something along the way.
By Claire Russell. 2020
Looking for ways to entertain little kids this Summer? Mum and parenting play coach Claire Russell is here to help…with The PlayHOORAY! Handbook - a lifesaver for busy parents. The book is packed with 100 ideas for activities, arts, crafts and games using items from the house and garden. Covering everything from Preparing for School, Garden Play and Sibling Play, this book offers a helping hand to parents and carers on the days you need it. Find the playHOORAY! community on social media for daily inspiration and L!VE play demonstrations from Claire's kitchen where viewing with a cup of tea is compulsory.
By Emma Warren. 2019
Embroidering your own clothes with the exact design you'd like adds a fun hint of personality to your wardrobe -…try stitching dogs, flowers, slogans or patterns on to any garment.Using a range of stitches, techniques, materials and designs, Customize Your Clothes guides you through which tools to use, which stitches work best with certain designs, and also teaches you how to embellish with a range of materials to add a special personal statement to your items that costs next to nothing.Projects such as a plant T-shirt, a monogrammed sweater and a fun star hat make up this collection of ideas and inspiration for personalising your wardrobe. Even learn to decorate an old sweater with pom poms and cut shapes out of a pair of jeans you've had lurking in the back of your cupboard - the possibilities are endless, you just need some thread, a needle and a bit of inspiration! By customising your clothes you will have your own unique collection of items all embroidered to your taste, colour, style and design - hand-stitched by you.
By Fumiaki Shingu. 2009
35 creative origami designs plus brain-teasing math questions add up to the perfect math activity for kids Discover how fractions, shapes, and…symmetry turn a flat sheet of paper into a 3D work of art! Each one of the 35 amazing projects in There&’s Math in My Origami! invites kids to: Follow the simple, step-by-step instructionsFlex their math skills by answering a fun quiz questionFold adorable origami like they&’ve never seen before! Includes educational projects for kids ages 7 and up—plus 2 pages of eye stickers, and 80 sheets of origami paper!
By Gino D'Acampo. 2019
Watch the kitchen come to life as Wiskella is joined by her friends, Tongo and PanPan, in the search for…super-fresh eggs to make the world's most delicious pancakes. Created and written by best-selling chef and author, Gino D'Acampo, Get Cooking with Wiskella is Gino's first children's book and is guaranteed to get your little ones excited about cooking!
By Laurie Goldrich Wolf. 2010
What can you make out of your old bits of paper, leftover pieces of yarn, or not-so-brand-new cartons and containers?…Craft your own purse out of playing cards, whip up a scrapbook made of cereal boxes, or a dollhouse from an empty juice carton! Tweens and teens can start crafting using the easy to follow instructions and photographic directions the smart way. All crafts are made out of materials that many of us find just lying around the house or sitting on the curb waiting to be tossed in a landfill. Overpriced décor, fashion, and gifts are out, and recyclable crafts are in!
By Sadie Chesterfield. 2016
By Warren Elsmore. 2016
From a master LEGO builder comes twenty easy-to-build space projects using nothing but LEGO bricks!What's better than space or building…with LEGO bricks? Building amazing space projects out of your LEGO bricks, of course! Brick by Brick Space provides more than twenty-five amazing projects to build with your LEGO bricks. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to create space stations, satellites, planets, rocket ships, and more. Scattered throughout are fun and fascinating facts about space exploration and the various objects that are orbiting our world. This is a must-have book for any space enthusiast or LEGO lover.
By Warren Elsmore. 2017
From a master LEGO builder comes seventeen easy-to-build dinosaur projects using nothing but LEGO bricks!What's better than dinosaurs or building…with LEGO bricks? Building amazing dinosaur projects out of your LEGO bricks, of course! Brick by Brick Dinosaurs provides more than fifteen amazing projects to build with your LEGO bricks. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to create favorites like the triceratops, stegosaurus, and brachiosaurus, as well as the super cool sarcosuchus, archaeopteryx, pteranodon, and more. Scattered throughout are fun and fascinating facts about dinosaurs and prehistoric times. This is a must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs or LEGO.
By Nicole Miyuki Santo. 2018
Create Pretty and Inspirational Hand Lettering Projects for Your Family, Friends, and Yourself! Hand lettering is making a comeback, spurred…by platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. And not just adults are getting into hand lettering and calligraphy. Kids, too, can find relaxation as well as enjoyment in using hand lettering to create handmade projects for themselves and their families. The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering will introduce young crafters to the joys of hand lettering through 20 fun and inspired DIY projects that are easy to create at home.Nicole Miyuki Santo will walk children through the basics of hand lettering, including different lettering styles and tools (markers, brush pens, and paint pens) before they begin their projects, which include room art, bookmarks, picture frames, tote bags, party balloons and more. With full-color instructional and inspired photos and pep talks throughout to help spark creative juices, The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering is sure to become a modern-day hand-lettering staple for crafty kids (and their parents too).
By Justin Flom. 2018
Perfect the art of magic with simple every day objects and tips from professional magician Justin Flom.Using every day objects,…daring magician Justin Flom (434K Facebook followers and 153K subscribers on YouTube) will teach kids all they need to know to perform 30 amazing and how-did-you-do-that magic tricks at the turn of a hat. Featuring step-by-step instructions and illustrations, Everyday Magic for Kids will give budding magicians all the tips they need in order to wow their friends and family, whether at home, at school, or on the go. Tricks will vary from card tricks to tricks with coins and other small objects to tricks that can be done with friends/family members. The book also includes introductory material about how to act like a magician and the basics of performing magic in front of an audience (be it a friend or a room of people).
An empowering guide for young witches about the kinds of magic they can create for themselves every day.Intended for children…between the ages of eight and twelve, who are curious about the possibility of "something more" in their lives, this handbook focuses on three major areas of the witch's life: friendship, personal fulfillment, and family. Each section includes spells, rituals, potions, and other useful information, such as tables about crystals, chakras, and herbs.
Help young fans get in touch with their inner geeks with the ultimate guidebook for creating, sharing, and enjoying the…world of fandom.Being a fan is a big deal. Whether it's comics, video games, podcasts, cosplay, books, films, or something else, there are so many ways to share and celebrate with the things that you love. So, it's high time for a guide to help young fans navigate the world of fandom and its many flourishing communities—from fan works to cosplay, gaming, podcasting, and more!Filled with history, trivia, tips and advice to getting started, and insight from creators and artists from across pop culture and specializing in a wide variety of mediums, A Kid's Guide to Fandom is the perfect geeky primer for young fans. Organized by type of fandom medium, each chapter offers a brief introduction, facts, history sidebars, and easy to digest information on how to:Create Fan Fic or Fan ArtDesign and Create a CosplayStart a PodcastDesign and Create Games (video games, tabletop, and other role playing games)Find and Create Supportive CommunitiesFind and Attend Conventions Plus, interviews with popular creatives like Alan Gratz, Erin Lefler, Jen Bartel, Daniel José Older, Rose Eveleth, Kat Kruger, Jordan Dené Ellis, Liz Crowder, and more.
By Crayola Llc. 2020
Inspire creativity with fifty-two seasonal arts and crafts activities from Crayola -- the number one name in color and classic…DIY crafts for kids -- that will help grow your child's confidence, while building a passion for learning new skills!Crayola has been unleashing creativity and self-expression for the last 117 years. Since early 2018, their CIY (Create It Yourself) videos have showcased new and exciting ways for kids ages six and up to use Crayola products to create Instagram-worthy works of art.Crayola: Create It Yourself includes fifty-two of the most popular and fun craft projects, organized by the four seasons: fall, winter, spring, and summer. Kids will create DIY gifts like Mother's Day picture frames and Valentine's Day Lanterns, they'll decorate the house with Haunted Halloween Decorations and Melted Crayon Ornaments, and they'll make timeless paper spinners and CIY terrariums for use all year round. Each activity includes a complete art supply list, clear step-by-step photographs and instructions, as well as finished samples.Perfect for use at home or in the classroom, the Crayola: Create It Yourself Activity Book encourages kids to put down their digital devices, pick up their crayons, and get creative.
Build your way through thirty fantastic STEM experiments, brick by brick! Fun projects that are perfect for fans of LEGO…Masters and science subjects! Does your young scientist love LEGOs? Then this is the book for them! Contained within these pages is an assortment of experiments and activities to teach your child all about Science and STEM subjects using LEGO bricks. In Brick Science, various aspects of STEM will be introduced to your creative learner through over thirty exciting and innovative ways of using LEGO bricks. Your child will be exposed to important lessons about chemistry, paleontology, the animal kingdom, and more, all while thinking that they&’re just playing with LEGOs! This fun-filled book contains experiments and ideas for exploring subjects, such as: BiologyChemistryDinosaursEarth SciencePhysicsSpaceWeatherAnd More! The lessons that your child will learn from these experiments will stick with them for years to come, encouraging them to learn, explore, and one day possibly become a scientist themselves. With Brick Science, both you and your young LEGO-lover will be excited to learn about science, nature, and the world around us!
By Boy Scouts of America Staff. 2003
By Boy Scouts of America Staff. 2002
By Boy Scouts of America Staff. 2011