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
Earth-Friendly Crafts: Clever ways to reuse everyday items

Earth-Friendly Crafts: Clever ways to reuse everyday items

Kathy Ross, Celine Malepart
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 8 to 12
Millbrook Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-0822590996
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Bead it!

Bead it!

Lara Bergen, Megan E. Bryant
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 8 to 12
Penguin, 2006   ISBN: 978-0843116540
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Fully Woolly

Fully Woolly

Ellen Warwick
Illustrator:  Bernice Lum 
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 9 and up
Kids Can Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-1553377986
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Kids Can Do it: Birdfeeders

Kids Can Do it: Birdfeeders

Renee Schwarz
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 8 and up
Kids Can Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-1553376996
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Kids Can do it: Funky Junk

Kids Can do it: Funky Junk

Renee Schwarz
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 7 to 10
Kids Can Press, 2003   ISBN: 978-1553373872
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Kids Can do it: Knitting

Kids Can do it: Knitting

Judy Ann Sadler
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 7 to 10
Kids Can Press, 2002   ISBN: 978-1553370505
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Kids Can do it: Quick Knits

Kids Can do it: Quick Knits

Judy Ann Sadler
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 8 to 12
Kids Can Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-1553379638
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Hip to Bead: 32 Contemporary Projects for Today’s Beader

Hip to Bead: 32 Contemporary Projects for Today’s Beader

Katie Hacker
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 14 and up
Interweave Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-1931499958
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Made by Me! Cards and Crafts for Mom and for Dad

Made by Me! Cards and Crafts for Mom and for Dad

Mara Colon
Illustrator:  Debbie Guy-Christiansen 
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 7 to 10
Penguin Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0843118506
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Pom-Pom Pets

Pom-Pom Pets

Larisa Brodman
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 6 to 12
American Girl, 2006   ISBN: 978-1593691516
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Knit Now

Knit Now

Megan E. Bryant
Illustrator:  Linda Karl 
Photographer: David Mager
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 9 to 12
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-0843116533
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Paint by number kit

Paint by number kit

Dan Robbins
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 12 and up
Chronicle Books, 2005   ISBN: 978-0811847889
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3-D Studio

3-D Studio

The Editors at American Girl
Illustrator:  Shannon Laskey 
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 9 to 12
American Girl Publishing Inc, 2008   ISBN: 978-1593694142
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Pom-Pom Pals: Book and Craft Kit

Pom-Pom Pals: Book and Craft Kit

Michelle Tilly
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 8 to 12
Chronicle Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0811865623
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Bead Loom Bracelets

Bead Loom Bracelets

Anne Akers Johnson
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 10 to 16
Klutz, 2008   ISBN: 978-1591745044
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