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Holiday Survival List: Crafts and Ideas for Kids

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Parents need a few cards up their sleeves when it comes to holidays and kids, especially holidays and kids and cold, snowy days and nights. This list of Canadian craft and activity books will suit every age, kid, and passion. From Christmas crafts to stenciling, from birdfeeder-making to star gazing, and from science experiments to outdoor fun, this list might just ensure your holiday isn't an endurance test but rather an honest-to-goodness good time.
Christmas Decorating & Crafts

Christmas Decorating & Crafts

edition:Paperback
tagged : seasonal

Features festive home decorations and craft ideas that will appeal to everyone: outdoor lighting, festive tables, tree decorations, candles and more.

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Gifts Kids Can Make

Gifts Kids Can Make

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

Here's an easy book of enjoyable crafts projects for kids -- all with the aim of making a valued gift for someone important.

Step-by-step simple instructions show how to make high quality toys, ornaments, dolls, jewelry, pet toys and decorative items for all occasions. All of the gifts are made from easy-to-find materials that you probably have around the house: make a bunny from a facecloth, a hobby horse from a work sock, ornaments from spices and fruit, jewelry from magazine pages, a basket …

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Everyday Eden

Everyday Eden

100+ Fun, Green Garden Projects for the Whole Family to Enjoy
edition:Paperback

Using inexpensive, often recycled, materials and easy techniques, this lively collection of garden projects and practices will delight beginner and experienced green thumbs alike. Whether you have just five minutes or an entire weekend, this full-colour book is designed to delight and inspire. Here are step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photography for lovely gifts from the garden, delightful recipes and cocktails and inspiring weekend garden projects, plus fun things especially for children …

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Knee High Nature: Winter

Knee High Nature: Winter

edition:Paperback

The Knee High Nature series is designed for children to use with adults. These books by Pat Wishart and Dianne Hayley blend scientific information with examples of how we experience nature in facts, stories, poems, games, crafts and pictures. These enjoyable books are filled with games and fun for adults who want to share the outdoors with children. A perfect resource for homes and classroom.

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Try This at Home

Try This at Home

Planet-friendly Projects for Kids
edition:Paperback

Try This at Home offers a unique combination of do-it-yourself activities supported by entertaining, up-to-the-minute info on why it's easy — and smart — to be eco-chic. Green tweens will satisfy their eco-consciousness while putting their creativity to work with more than 20 planet-friendly projects. From a practical guide to tuning up your bike to tips on holding a book swap or saying arrivederci to fast food by making your own pizza, readers will be inspired to make choices that help the …

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Crocheting

Crocheting

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Unlike some handicrafts, crocheting doesn't take weeks or months -- in fact, some projects can be completed in just a few hours! By following the illustrated step-by-step instructions for the ten great crafts featured in this book in the Kids Can Do It series, kids are sure to get hooked on crochet!

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Injeanuity

Injeanuity

by Ellen Warwick
illustrated by Bernice Lum
edition:Hardcover

This title in the Planet Girl series features 17 injeanious projects that transform old jeans into stylish and functional new clothes and stuff. Not only are these projects bank-account friendly -- they're environmentally friendly, too! How injeanious is that? Tired jeans are revived with funky cuffs or a waistband. Dreary denim is reborn as skirts, halter tops, slippers, purses, carry-all bags, wallets or bolsters. Illustrated step-by-step instructions for these and many other projects show gir …

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Everywear

Everywear

by Ellen Warwick
illustrated by Bernice Lum
edition:Hardcover

It's never been easier (or easier on the wallet) to create frugal and fashionable accessories that embody seriously unique chic. In keeping with the spirit of the Planet Girl series, Everywear encourages crafters to check basements, junk drawers and nooks and crannies for recyclable treasures before heading to the craft supply or hardware store. Introductory sections also include the tips girls will need to get started, including the lowdown on sewing, using tools, and more. Everywear is divided …

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