Out of the Box

Out of the Box

Book - 2017
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Recycle household cardboard into incredible art projects that you can wear, share, and play with. Learn how to build and decorate more than 25 amazing creations, including costumes and castles, gifts and games, puppets and pirate ships.
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2017
ISBN: 9781465458964
Branch Call Number: 745.54 WES 2017
Characteristics: 144 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm


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Apr 21, 2018

This book is okay. It has some creative resources and ideas like ways to help children cut cardboard materials, and a few templates for game making, but overall it is pretty intensive, and the examples in the book were almost too polished with that adult centered "look at how good this looks" finish which I didn't like. I think children need to see work made by children especially when it is a book to help them get their creative juices flowing. Lastly, the one project in the book I thought my elementary students would love, the paper tube lizards, didn't end up having a template in the back, where as all the others did. If you are an adult and you want to show off how crafty you can be, this book is for you. I won't say it didn't inspire me, as a teacher I can build on the base of these crafts, but almost all of the crafts need to be modified to actually be appropriate for age group it targets. However, if you are working with your children one-on-one (and you don't have an entire 30 kiddo class like me) you might be able to give your child the support they need to be successful at some of these projects.

ArapahoeJillK Feb 16, 2018

Great crafts and fun to make at home with items you may already have! Environmentally friendly too.

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