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
Scoubidou: A Book of Lanyard and Lacing

Scoubidou: A Book of Lanyard and Lacing

Karen Phillips
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 8 to 12
Klutz, 2007   ISBN: 978-1570549717
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Short Stuffs: Create Your Own No-Sew Stuff Animals

Short Stuffs: Create Your Own No-Sew Stuff Animals

The Editors at Klutz
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 4 to 6
Chicken Socks, 2008   ISBN: 978-1591745280
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Ribbon Bangle

Ribbon Bangle

Eva Steele-Saccio
Craft Kit
For ages 8 to 12
Klutz, 2011   ISBN: 978-0545346252
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Friendship Pixies: Charmed Little Dolls to Make &and share

Friendship Pixies: Charmed Little Dolls to Make &and share

Karen Phillips
Illustrator:  Galia Bernstein , Sara Boore 
Photographer: Joseph Quever
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 8 and up
Klutz, 2011   ISBN: 978-1591749172
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Puppet Play

Puppet Play

Diana Schoenbrun
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 8 to 12
Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011   ISBN: 978-1449401191
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Mix and Match Drawing

Mix and Match Drawing

From the editors at Klutz
Novelty Art Kit
For ages 8 to 12
Klutz, 2011   ISBN: 978-1591749110
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I Can Draw: Parks

I Can Draw: Parks

Simon Abbott
Novelty Art Kit
For ages 3 to 6
Kingfisher, 2009   ISBN: 978-0753463796
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The Amazing Step-by-Step Art Card Studio: Fantasy Creatures You Can Draw

The Amazing Step-by-Step Art Card Studio: Fantasy Creatures You Can Draw

Linda Ragsdale
Novelty Art Kit
For ages 6 to 8
Sterling, 2008   ISBN: 978-1579909055
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I Can Draw Pets

I Can Draw Pets

Simon Abbott
Novelty Art Kit
For ages 3 to 6
Kingfisher, 2009   ISBN: 978-0753463802
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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
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The Marvelous Book of Magical Horses

The Marvelous Book of Magical Horses

Eva Steele-Saccio
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 6 to 9
Klutz, 2011   ISBN: 978-1591749264
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Make It!

Make It!

Jane Bull
Photographer: Andy Crawford
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 6 to 10
Dorling Kindersley, 2008   ISBN: 978-0756638375
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Earth Smart Crafts

Earth Smart Crafts

Carrie Anton
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 9 to 12
American Girl, 2009   ISBN: 978-1593694852
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Build Your Own Monsters

Build Your Own Monsters

The Editors at Klutz
Illustrator:  Bill Mayer 
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 5 to 7
Klutz, 2008   ISBN: 978-1591745792
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I Can Draw: Wild Animals

I Can Draw: Wild Animals

Simon Abbott
Novelty Art Kit
For ages 3 to 6
Kingfisher, 2009   ISBN: 978-0753463819
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