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C.R.A.F.T. : creating really awesome free things : 100 seriously fun, super-easy projects for kids
2015
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Presents one hundred craft projects which use common household supplies for creating such items as a paper bead necklace, sun catchers, tie-dye shoelaces, ice towers, a desk organizer, and a tin can vase. - (Baker & Taylor)

100 kid-friendly projects from the creator of C.R.A.F.T.!

Get ready for some serious family fun! Filled with 100 fun crafts, Creating Really Awesome Free Things helps you develop your child's creativity, imagination, and fine motor skills--all while using common household items. Each budget-friendly project features step-by-step instructions and keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. You and your children will love recreating one-of-a-kind crafts like:

  • Memory Game
  • Egg Carton Flowers
  • Key Wind Chime
  • Ring Toss
  • Lion Mask
Complete with photographs for every project, Creating Really Awesome Free Things promotes hours of playtime fun with the entire family! - (F+W Publishing)

100 kid-friendly projects from the creator of C.R.A.F.T.!

Get ready for some serious family fun! Filled with 100 fun crafts, Creating Really Awesome Free Things helps you develop your child's creativity, imagination, and fine motor skills--all while using common household items. Each budget-friendly project features step-by-step instructions and keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. You and your children will love recreating one-of-a-kind crafts like:

  • Memory Game
  • Egg Carton Flowers
  • Key Wind Chime
  • Ring Toss
  • Lion Mask
Complete with photographs for every project, Creating Really Awesome Free Things promotes hours of playtime fun with the entire family! - (Simon and Schuster)

Author Biography

Jamie Dorobek is the creator behind the popular craft, parenting, and lifestyle blogCreatingReallyAwesomeFreeThings.com--or C.R.A.F.T. She has been blogging full-time since 2012, and has worked with brands from The Home Depot to Target to Elmer's to Mod Podge to Martha Stewart Crafts, and many more. She andC.R.A.F.T. have been featured on Apartment Therapy, Design*Sponge,Craft Business magazine, The Meredith Viera Show, and the Huffington Post, among others.

- (F+W Publishing)

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Blogger Dorobek (CreatingReallyAwesomeFreeThings.com) presents a series of tutorials for kid-friendly crafts using common household items such as empty cans, paper plates, cardboard toilet paper rolls, and coffee filters. Classics such as paper-plate shakers and straw necklaces appear alongside newer crafts, including tie-dye nail polish, emoji masks, and candy wrapper and duct tape zip pouches. The directions are simple and straightforward, supplies are inexpensive and accessible, and crafting tips (including suggestions for clean-up and variations on projects) are presented throughout. Kids will appreciate the tidbits of trivia. Many of the projects are preschooler-friendly with some minor assistance, and all are appropriate for school-age children, with a few that may appeal to young teens. VERDICT Parents and caregivers looking for rainy-day projects will find a wealth of ideas in this collection—and they won't have to make a run to the craft store for supplies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6(1)
Chapter 1 Where to Start
7(8)
Chapter 2 Kitchen
15(62)
Pizza Pocket
16(2)
Emoji Photo Props
18(2)
Paper Plate Owl
20(2)
Panda Mask
22(2)
Tree Frog
24(2)
Turtle Shaker
26(2)
Spider
28(2)
Ring Toss
30(1)
No-Mess Painting
31(1)
Paper Plate Necklace
32(3)
Giraffe
35(1)
Egg Snakes
36(3)
Clothespin Art Display
39(2)
Brown Bag Placemats
41(1)
Faux Leather Painting
42(3)
Brown Bag Gift Wrap
45(1)
Western Vest
46(2)
Brown Bag Pencil Holder
48(3)
Drum
51(1)
Egg Carton Camel
52(2)
Egg Carton Flowers
54(2)
Earth
56(2)
Leaves
58(2)
Peacock
60(2)
Cereal Box Pineapple Puzzle
62(3)
Cereal Box Gift Bag
65(2)
Snowman Tin Can
67(1)
Layered Straw Necklace
68(2)
I Spy Jar
70(3)
Cork Necklace
73(1)
Water Bottle Beaver
74(3)
Chapter 3 Office
77(50)
Race Track
78(2)
Monogram
80(3)
Tin Can Vase
83(1)
Superhero Mask
84(3)
Feather Key Chain
87(2)
Candy Wrapper Bow Barrettes
89(1)
Pencil Bag
90(2)
Dream Catcher
92(2)
Fish
94(2)
Lacing Cards
96(2)
Lion Mask
98(2)
Tie-Dye Shoelaces
100(2)
Faux Stained Glass
102(2)
Macaroni Necklace
104(2)
Sun Catchers
106(1)
Festive Garland
107(1)
Postcard
108(2)
Altered Scrapbook
110(2)
Trees
112(2)
Envelope
114(2)
Paper Bead Necklace
116(2)
Ziptop Bag Sheep
118(2)
Thumbtack Ghost Pumpkins
120(3)
Matching Game
123(1)
Rubber Band Desk Organizer
124(3)
Chapter 4 Bathroom
127(38)
Watch
128(3)
Bracelet
131(1)
Toilet Paper Roll Owl
132(2)
Toilet Paper Roll Deer
134(2)
Toilet Paper Roll Lion
136(2)
Toilet Paper Roll Bear
138(2)
Toilet Paper Roll Monkey
140(2)
Lighted Garland
142(3)
Ribbon Wand
145(2)
Sponge Balls
147(1)
Sushi
148(2)
Water Bottle Polar Bear
150(2)
Tie-Dye Manicure
152(2)
Cactus Dot Painting
154(2)
Handprint Cactus
156(3)
Fancy Bandages
159(1)
Snow Paint Snowman
160(3)
Monster Feet
163(2)
Chapter 5 Garage
165(26)
Flip Catch
167(1)
Tic-Tac-Toe
168(3)
Nest Feeder
171(2)
Sandcastle Magnets
173(1)
Sandpaper Cactus
174(3)
Fabric Printing
177(1)
Paint Chip Mobile
178(3)
Easter Basket
181(1)
Plant Markers
182(1)
Golf Balls
183(1)
Bubble Wrap Elephant
184(2)
Bubble Wrap Jellyfish
186(3)
Rainbow Rake
189(2)
Chapter 6 Nature
191(27)
Texture Painting
193(2)
Emoji Faces
195(1)
Hot Rocks
196(2)
Garden Rocks
198(2)
Turtles
200(2)
Stick Mobile
202(3)
Key Wind Chime
205(1)
Stars
206(2)
Ice Towers
208(3)
Bird Feeder
211(1)
Caterpillar
212(3)
String Obstacle Course
215(1)
Nature Names
216(2)
Appendix: U.S./Metric Conversion Chart 218(1)
Index 219

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