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Title:
The jumbo book of paper crafts
Author:
Lewis, Amanda West.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781550749403
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

When paper was first invented in China over 2000 years ago, it was used for cooking, wrapping, building and even for making clothes! But there is so much more you can do with this versatile material --- such as creating one-of-a-kind toys, gifts, cards and jewelry. This Jumbo Book features an introduction to different kinds of paper, special folding techniques and easy-to-follow directions for folding, cutting, gluing and weaving over 50 paper projects!



Crafts include

? fan earrings

? paper beads

? woven baskets

? a glow lamp


Author Notes

Amanda Lewis is a children's author, teacher and calligrapher. She lives in southern Ontario.

Jane Kurisu is an illustrator whose books include The Sleepover Book and The Jumbo Book of Gardening. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. This attractive, large-format book presents craft projects from five paper-art categories: folding, cutting, weaving, paper gluing, and papermaking. In the introduction, Lewis identifies various types of paper and cardboard and discusses the qualities of each one. She explains techniques of scoring, folding, gluing, pressing, and cutting paper that lead to good results. In the chapters that follow, the spacious page design allows plenty of room for instructions and illustrations that show every step needed for success. Rather than sticking to a rigid, one-project-per-spread layout, the book presents projects in one, two, or three pages, depending on their complexity. Ideas include making butterfly ornaments, kirigami (cut-paper) cards, and a Frisbee-like flying paper disk. Each presentation includes a list of materials, step-by-step directions, and colorful, attractive illustrations that show the process as well as the finished project. Printed on good paper and more sturdily bound than most paperbacks, this appealing and practical book clearly explains how to make craft projects that actually look worth the effort. Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

Similarly, The Jumbo Book of Paper Crafts by Amanda Lewis, illus. by Jane Kurisu, offers more than 50 ideas for crafting fun, organized into five sections (e.g. folding, cutting and weaving) with activities ranging from a folded card to decoupage boxes. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-7-This title is a cut above Judy Ann Sadler's The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts (Kids Can, 2001) and is twice as attractive. Each craft has a full page or spread with clear, easy-to-understand, full-color illustrations and clear step-by-step instructions. The 70 projects are divided into sections on folding, cutting, weaving, gluing, and papermaking. The activities are easy, attractive, and fun. Many of them would make good gifts. However, the instructions for handmade paper are rather simplistic, and the book calls for the use of a microwave and blender, but includes no cautions or suggestions for adult supervision or assistance. Also, individual crafts requiring the use of an X-acto knife do not remind children to seek adult help. Overall, though, this is a useful title. It is more original and artistic than Kathy Ross's Look What You Can Make with Newspapers, Magazines, and Greeting Cards (Boyds Mills, 2002), and it is more complete than Joy Williams's Paper Creations (North Light, 2002) and Diane James's Paper (Two-Can, 2001).-Susannah Price, Boise Public Library, ID (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.