From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-- These two books provide dozens of educational, absorbing, and amazingly attractive projects, all made from common household and school materials. The crafts, shown on heavy nonglare paper in bright clear colors, are explained in a crisp text printed in easy-to-read type. Spreads include complete step-by-step directions; completed projects appear first, followed by illustrations of materials and tools and instructions. Make Costumes! is virtually a party and Halloween sourcebook. Hershberger provides innovative, imaginative designs, and then shows children how to make the costumes from paper, fabric, paints, felt pens, foil, trims, and yarn. Recycling is encouraged through the use of such items as shower curtains and old clothes. Children are directed to get permission to set up shop, to not waste clothes or good cloth, and to clean up afterward. Make Cards! uses 12 techniques to create 21 different cards, including pop-ups, puzzles, books, game boards, collage, and pull-outs. There is a range of skill needed, and while all the cards can be made by children, some may require adult help. The finished products are uniformly of high quality and well worth the time and effort expended. Both books are clear, precise, and encouraging, excellent for (and best used by) adults who work with children. --Carole B. Kirkpatrick, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
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Card catalog description
Presents step-by-step instructions for making a variety of garments using easy-to-find supplies.