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Look what you can make with boxes
Siomades, Lorianne.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Toys, games and other ideas all from boxes.
General Note:
"Over 90 pictured crafts and dozens of other ideas"--Cover p. [1].

Includes indexes.
Format :


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TT870.5 .L66 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Complete with huge photos and easy-to-follow directions, this book is loaded with crafts and ideas. After a few hours of creative fun with it, kids will look at boxes in a whole new way. They'll discover how to make an astounding variety of toys, gifts, and games--all using boxes found around the house. They'll also pick up ideas for making dozens of other crafts. Look What You Can Make With Boxes will delight and entertain craft-loving kids.

Author Notes

Lorianne Siomades is an artist and graphic designer. She is the author and illustrator of Cuckoo Can't Find You, Kangaroo and Cricket, My Box of Color, and A Place to Bloom. She is also the illustrator of This Is the Ocean by Kersten Hamilton, and Where Wild Babies Sleep by Ann Purmell. She lives in Colorado.

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6ÄIdeas for creating toys, games, decorations, and more with boxes, paints, glue, and a few other supplies are presented through clear, numbered instructions and crisp full-color photographs. Each picture shows the finished product, likely more polished than a child's handiwork, but effective nonetheless. The lists of items needed include type of box (cereal, oatmeal, greeting-card, etc.) as well as suggestions for spin-offs. Some of the more unusual crafts include making bookends by putting sand or rocks in a sealed plastic bag inside boxes before decorating them and making a "vacation box" covered with an old map, perhaps to store mementos from a trip. Though tips for getting started include asking friends and relatives for help in collecting material, no mention is made of the need for adult assistance in cutting cardboard boxes or how best to cut boxes to create a neat edge. The lack of a table of contents is offset by a complete index by craft title and subject.ÄMaria B. Salvadore, District of Columbia Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.