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The See and Do Book of Boxes, Cartons, and Containers
The See and Do Book of Boxes Cartons and Containers Author:Helen Jill Fletcher Every child loves to build. From the moment a little girl or boy starts putting one block on top of another, they know the joy of making something with their own two hands. It is a joy they can carry on through the years, improving their skill and creative ability, and acquiring the confidence that comes from "doing." — This See and Do Book of Bo... more »xes, Cartons and Containers makes "doing" fun, and gives that wonderfully satisfying feeling that comes out of creating useful or ornamental objects from simple, inexpensive and often discarded and waste material.
The habit and ability to make things comes easily when its' learned this way. For it is a simple, easy-to-understand guide that sister, brother, father, mother can participate in with you and enjoy. Starting with the commonplace things around the house - an empty shoe or cereal box, an old carton - delightful toys or lanterns or games can be made as well as useful things, such as racks, kits, baskets, among others.
There are all kinds of projects here - projects to begin with and projects for the more skilled, as you will be as you go on. But most important is the way it increases your creative ability, for it helps develop "seeing eyes" and "doing hands." And once eyes learn to see and hands learn to do, there will always be the joy of creating things, and the assurance and self-reliance that come only from doing.
Making the graded projects described here can be real fun when it becomes a family project of learning by doing.« less