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FamilyFun crafts
Cook, Deanna F., 1965-
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Disney Editions, [1997]

Physical Description:
255 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Familyfun (New York, N.Y.)
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TT157 .D57 1997C Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The perfect resource for busy families in search of creative and exciting ways to turn free time into fun family time, Disney's FamilyFun Crafts nurtures a child's creativity through painting, drawing, paper crafts, kitchen crafts, nature crafts, homemade toys, and much more. Color illustrations.

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Booklist Review

With the surprising statistic that 90 percent of all U.S. households "own" at least one crafter, this activities book, sponsored by the Mouseketeer company and borrowed from the pages of one of its magazines, was born. Almost all of the 500 projects require little in the way of knowledge or skill or expensive materials, from creating pasta planes to fashioning a plaster of paris lovebug brooch. Directions are somewhat abbreviated, presuming an allowance for use by kids and personal creativity. Although the layout is very busy, the photographs are in color, helping crafters and parents visualize final forms. Sidebars on safety, working with different media, and reader ideas are featured throughout, enhancing a collection of crafts that just could occupy every minute of a once-lackluster family vacation. --Barbara Jacobs

Table of Contents

1 Setting Upp. 8
Planning a Craft Projectp. 10
Encouraging Creativityp. 11
Choosing Good Materialsp. 12
Organizing Kids' Artworkp. 15
2 Let's Color!p. 16
Paintp. 19
Pencils and Pensp. 24
Crayonsp. 30
Chalkp. 34
3 Likable Recyclablesp. 36
Cans and Bottlesp. 39
Milk Jugsp. 42
Egg Cartonsp. 44
Cardboard Tubes and Paper Bagsp. 47
Fabricp. 50
Cardboard Boxesp. 52
4 Paper Playp. 58
Colored Paperp. 61
Tissue Paperp. 66
Cards and Envelopesp. 68
Origamip. 72
Homemade Booksp. 75
Newspaper and Butcher Paperp. 78
5 Squish and Sculptp. 82
Clays and Doughsp. 85
Papier-Machep. 89
Soapp. 94
Plaster of Parisp. 96
Waxp. 98
6 Back to Naturep. 104
Sticks and Stonesp. 107
Plants and Mushroomsp. 112
Flowersp. 114
Sand and Shellsp. 118
Snowp. 122
Birds and Beastsp. 124
7 The Toy Factoryp. 130
Dollsp. 133
Puppetsp. 139
Boats and Planesp. 143
Toys and Gamesp. 148
Musical Instrumentsp. 154
8 Ready to Wearp. 158
Cool Clothesp. 161
Socks and Shoesp. 168
Shadesp. 171
Hats and Hair Tiesp. 172
Jewelryp. 174
9 Gifts Kids Can Makep. 178
Just for Kidsp. 181
For Family and Friendsp. 184
For the Homep. 187
For the Hobbyistp. 190
Wrap It Upp. 196
10 Homemade for the Holidaysp. 200
New Year'sp. 203
Valentine's Dayp. 207
Chinese New Yearp. 210
Easterp. 212
Mother's Dayp. 216
Father's Dayp. 218
Fourth of Julyp. 220
Halloweenp. 224
Thanksgivingp. 231
Hanukkahp. 234
Kwanzaap. 237
Christmasp. 238