Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 8
- Grade: k to 3
Whether you call it spool knitting, Knitting Nancy or just “that knitting we used to do on an old spool,” corking is a timeless, fun and easy craft for children. With simple instructions and clear illustrations, perfect for beginning readers, the book shows how to recycle toilet-tissue rolls and tin cans into corkers of various sizes. In no time, kids will be corking toys, making hair scrunchees and finger puppets, and decorating their clothes with little or no help from adults. Includes step-by-step instructions for more than a dozen one-of-a-kind crafts that kids will want to make and use or give as gifts.
About the authors
Judy Ann Sadler was raised in a big, noisy family on a farm outside of London, Ontario. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to read, write and make things. She decided to combine her love of writing and crafts and has written 20 craft books, a picture book and features for Today's Parent Magazine. Her books have been published in many languages. Judy Ann works part-time for the London Public Library. She lives in Lambeth (London), Ont. with her husband, three kids and a dog named Maple.
Linda Hendry has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Some of her earliest works can still be found on the underside of her parent’s kitchen table – the same table that she and her sister sat at for hours and hours, filling up endless stacks of doodle pads with drawings of make-believe families and their adventures. After high school (of course she doodled in her notebooks!) Linda studied visual communication at The Alberta College of Art and Design, then moved to Toronto where she was offered the opportunity to illustrate a children’s book called ‘The Queen Who Stole The Sky’. The book was a finalist for the 1986 Canada Council Illustration award, which certainly helped to get her career rolling. Over 60 books later, Linda still loves to draw but has taken time off from illustrating to explore painting with acrylics and oils or try her hand at simple print-making techniques.