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Creative crafts for critters
Furstinger, Nancy.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Stoddart Kids, 2000.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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SF413.5 .F87 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
SF413.5 .F87 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
SF413.5 .F87 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Creative Crafts for Critters has 22 easy crafts children can make for their pets. No pet " furred, finned, or feathered " is overlooked in this delightful collection of treats, toys, and grooming aids. What cat could resist a catnip garden of his own, and can you name a fish that wouldn't enjoy a fresh supply of earthworms? This craft book has everything a pet lover and pet could wish for: from a Biscuit Frame for treasured pet pictures to Party Animal Snacks. All the crafts use inexpensive, easy-to-find materials, and the instructions are presented in a clear, step-by-step format with illustrations children and adults will find both helpful and humorous.

Included is a page of useful pet health and safety tips.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-From catnip toys to decorated collars and other ornaments, exercise toys, massaging mitts, and tasty treats, this book has something to please any furry, finned, or feathered friend. Most crafts are for dogs and cats, but pocket pets (small rodents) and birds are not ignored. Each project is described in a two-page spread. The materials lists are boxed, and the needed items are readily available in the home, grocery store, pet shop, or craft shop. The cartoon illustrations are large, colorful, humorous, and inviting. The directions are easy and clearly numbered. Some of the projects require prior knowledge of the basic running stitch in sewing. Many of them offer humorous entertainment because they encourage pets to use their natural skills. The "Pocket-Pet Playground" provides rodents with things to eat and toss; the "Tantalizing Tightrope" allows a bird to perform high-wire feats. The "Goldfish Garden" raises baby earthworms for goldfish gourmets. "Cat Attack!!!" uses small items attached by strings to the fingers of a cotton work glove to capitalize on kitty's hunting and pouncing instincts. The snack-food recipes use wholesome, natural ingredients, and might even be shared with human friends. A fun addition to pet or handicraft shelves.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.