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Earth-Friendly Crafts: Clever ways to reuse everyday items

Earth-Friendly Crafts: Clever ways to reuse everyday items

Kathy Ross
Illustrator:  Celine Malepart 
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 8 to 12
Millbrook Press, 2009   ISBN: 0822590999

Sometimes the best items to use for craft projects are the things that we would otherwise throw away. Do you have some markers that have dried out sitting in your desk drawer? Save the caps and use them to make a colorful pencil holder. Does your mother or father keep old greetings cards that they don’t want anymore? Cut the cards up and use them to decorate boxes. If you love to draw you are sure to have a collection of artworks that you want keep for posterity’s sake. The problem is that pieces of artwork are so easily torn or wrinkled. Keep you favourite drawings and paintings safe but making an art folder using an old folding board game that you don’t play with anymore. Not only will you have a safe place to keep your art, but you will also have a lot of fun decorating your folder.

As they look through this excellent title, young crafters will discover that it is easy to recycle things to make great crafts. With easy to follow instructions, this title is sure to inspire young people to make a wide variety of items for themselves, family members, and friends.