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ISBN: 9780967984612
Year Added to Catalog: 2005
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: Illustrations, Index, Bibliography
Number of Pages: 6 x 9, 168 pages
Book Publisher: Hand Print Press
Old ISBN: 0967984610
Release Date: September 1, 2005
Web Product ID: 140

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The Best of Making Things

A Handbook of Creative Discovery

by Anne Sayre Wiseman

Why go to the mall when you can make things at home using materials recycled from around the house?

This classic educational and creative text features 125 projects, carefully selected by the author to "develop natural curiosity and self-esteem," and to demonstrate "simple and important concepts that have shaped the cultures of the world."

So when a child asks, "What can I do?" you can reply, "Make things! Paper from laundry lint! A bird feeder from clothes hangers! Chocolate pudding finger paintings! Beautiful fish & potato prints! A cardboard box loom that teaches weaving and math! A simple pattern to sew shirts, pants, or dresses!"

The author's detailed and delightful drawings fill every page "so that children just starting out and grownups who have missed out can quickly grasp the ideas."


About the Author

Anne Sayre Wiseman

Ann Sayre Wiseman developed this book while Program Director of the Boston Children's Museum Visitor's Center. A therapist, teacher, mother, and grandmother, Ms. Wiseman has written more than a dozen books. She is also an artist with work in the Rockefeller and Hirschorn collections, among others. ...

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