Activity, Art, and craft books and kits

This feature contains reviews of wonderful kits and books that show young readers how to draw and how to make all kinds of things with their hands. There are also activity books that will engage their minds and tap into their creative selves. Many of these titles and kits would make great gifts
Van Gogh Art Activity Pack

Van Gogh Art Activity Pack

Mila Boutan
Novelty Art Kit
For ages 6 to 10
Chronicle Books, 1991   ISBN: 978-0811813129
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Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day

Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day

Kathy Ross
Illustrator:  Sharon Lane Holm 
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 4 to 8
Millbrook Press, 1999   ISBN: 0761304479
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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
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Petal Perfect: Flower Crafts to color your world

Petal Perfect: Flower Crafts to color your world

Patricia Doherty
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 9 to 12
American Girl, 0000   ISBN: 978-1593691851
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Picasso: Art Activity Pack

Picasso: Art Activity Pack

Mila Boutan
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 6 to 10
Chronicle Books, 1998   ISBN: 0811820297
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Super Simple Sewing

Super Simple Sewing

The Chicken Socks Team
Illustrator:  Elise Gravel 
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 4 to 6
Klutz, 2009   ISBN: 159174685X
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The book book

The book book

Sophie Benini Pietromarchi
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Tara Books, 1995   ISBN: 978-8186211243
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Crafts to Make in the Winter

Crafts to Make in the Winter

Kathy Rose
Illustrator:  Vicky Enright 
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 3 to 8
Millbrook, 1999   ISBN: 978-0761303367
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Window Art

Window Art

From the editors at Klutz
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 5 to 8
Klutz, 2007   ISBN: 978-1591741671
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Monet: Art Activity Pack

Monet: Art Activity Pack

Mila Boutan
Novelty Kit
For ages 6 to 10
Chronicle Books, 1996   ISBN: 978-0811813358
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Cezanne: Art Activity Pack

Cezanne: Art Activity Pack

Mila Boutan
Novelty Art Kit
For ages 6 to 10
Chronicle Books, 1996   ISBN: 978-0811813334
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Doodle All Year

Doodle All Year

Taro Gomi
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 4 and up
Chronicle Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-0811860192
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Paper Purses

Paper Purses

From the editors at Klutz
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 4 to and up
Klutz, 2007   ISBN: 978-1591743446
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Funky Felt Crafts

Funky Felt Crafts

The editors at American Girl
Nonfiction Craft Kit
For ages 10 and up
2009   ISBN: 1593694865
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Fairy Houses...Everywhere

Fairy Houses...Everywhere

Barry Kane, Tracy Kane
Non-Fiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Light-Beams Publishing, 2006   ISBN: 097081044X
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