Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

123 I Can Sculpt!

123 I Can Sculpt!

Irene Luxbacher
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 4 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-1554530380

Most children love to draw and will happily scribble away on a piece of paper as soon as they can wrap their little fingers around a crayon. Then they start to experiment with Play Doh, Plasticine, or some other kind of modeling clay, which is when they discover that they can create things that are three-dimensional, and a whole new range of possibilities is open to them.

This excellent book shows children that three-dimensional works of art of can be made out of all kinds of things. The author focuses on making sculptures of animals that are all very different, and that offer children the opportunity to use a variety of art supplies.

With two empty egg cartons, some green paint, tape, and a few other bits and pieces, you can create a funny looking sculpture of a crocodile. If you are into dinosaurs, then there is a great “Do-It-Yourself Dino” project to try. All you need are some items that you can find lying around the house, and a little creativity, and in no time you will have a fantastic statue of a dinosaur.

With easy-to-follow directions and wonderful photos and illustrations, this is a book that children and their grownups will greatly enjoy.

This is one of the titles in the 123 I can series.


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