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eBook Friday: Origami Activities for Children

Origami Activities for Children,
by Chiyo Araki:

Make simple origami-for-kids projects with this easy origami book.

Ideal for home or school use, Origami Activities for Children is a classic origami paper craft book that includes fun projects organized by seasons and U.S. holidays and offers varying levels of difficulty so that every child—from the origami beginner to the experienced paper folder—will find something of interest. Teachers will also find this origami book to be a great help in their classroom. Colorful examples, suggested grade levels, time requirement, and necessary materials have been included as teaching aids.
There are a total of 20 fun-to-do projects including three types of boats for Columbus Day, Jack–O–Lanterns for Halloween, Old Saint Nick and much more! Each project has clear step-by-step instructions and fully colored, easy-to-follow diagrams making this affordable origami book a great way to learn origami!

This origami book contains:

 

  • 64 page, full-color book
  • 20 fun children’s origami projects
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Detailed diagrams and drawings

Origami brings out the creative and imaginative skills of young children, while requiring only the simplest materials. Kids will love showing their friends and family all their new origami creations.

Origami projects include:

  • Jack O’Lantern
  • Santa Claus
  • Box with Valentine
  • Clown
  • Carnation Flower
  • And many more…

 

 

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eBook Friday: The Complete Guide to Greenhouses & Garden Projects

The Complete Guide to Greenhouses & Garden Projects, by Philip Schmidt:

One of the hottest consumer trends is the new importance on outdoor living, and nothing brings the outdoor home to life like a greenhouse and other accessories to help grow and nurture landscape greenery. This book has plans and step by step for constructing and appointing greenhouses of several varieties, from glass-wall to hoophouse; some from kits, some from scratch; also includes plans and steps for other garden structures and accessories. Includes projects suitable to homes and landscapes of all types—urban, suburban, and rural.

 

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Free eBook Friday: Art Lab for Kids

Art Lab for Kids, by Susan Schwake:

A refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the artist’s own voice, marks, and style. This fun and creative book features 52 fine art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media. Each lesson features and relates to the work and style of a contemporary artist. Lisa Congdon, Megan Bogonovich, and Amy Rice are just a few of the artists included. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences.

The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over–with different results each time! Colorful photos illustrate how different people using the same lesson will yield different results, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist’s personal style. Art Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises.

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Free eBook Friday: Build Your Own Backyard Birdhouses and Feeders

Build Your Own Backyard Birdhouses and Feeders:

Discover the fun and excitement of backyard birding with this great family activity!

Filled with easy-to-follow detailed plans, Build Your Own Backyard Birdhouses and Feeders is a must-have for woodworkers, birding enthusiasts, and hobbyists. It features plans in a variety of styles, from very simple to a bit more challenging; full-color, detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions to guide every step; and a complete materials list that notes everything needed to complete the project. You can always buy a birdhouse or feeder, but making one with your own hands is sure to increase your enjoyment of this fascinating backyard hobby.

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Free eBook Friday: The Natural Soap Chef

The Natural Soap Chef, by Heidi Corley Barto:

Pamper yourself with natural moisturizing lather. Indulge your senses with aromatic fragrances. Beautify your bath with stunning soap that you’ve created. This book shows how to take wonderful ingredients and turn them into amazing soaps like:

• Rosemary Olive Oil Soap
• Lemon Verbena Soap
• Pink Grapefruit Soap
• Chocolate Soufflé Soap
• Chai Tea Soap
• Baby Rose Soap
• Guinness Stout Soap
• Espresso Forte Soap
• Cut Grass Soap
• Head-to-Toe Shampoo Bar
• Cucumber Melon Soap
• Pumpkin Spice Soap

Including easy step-by-step directions and helpful instructive photos, The Natural Soap Chef is chock full of inventive recipes and techniques that will teach you basic cold process soap making. Make luxurious bars and unique soaps in your own kitchen that will please even the most sensitive skin.

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Free eBook Friday: Crochet One-Skein Wonders

Crochet One-Skein Wonders, by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman:

Finally, a One-Skein Wonders book just for crocheters! Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 great crochet projects — from jewelry and scarves to bags, hats, dresses, and home decor items — that each use just one skein of yarn.  Projects are classified by yarn weight, from thread to bulky weight. Whatever your experience level, you’ll find something here to delight you!

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.  Let us know what you think of these selections, and tell us about eBooks you’ve enjoyed – we may feature them here!