Book Spotlight – Arts and Crafts

by Darla on December 18, 2007

in Art

A friend and I were talking about getting together once a month to do arts and crafts with the kids.  So I went to my shelf to see what I could find.  This is a real treasure.  If you like this book, I recommend Meet the Masters Art curriculum.  We found ours at Rainbow Resource but they also have their own website.

The Usborne Art Treasury is quite lovely with beautiful pictures of the artwork.   It has a brief description of each artist and then you practice technique’s to obtain the look of the featured artwork.  Each one is simply done and doable.  While some supplies aren’t available at your finger tips (bubble wrap unless you save the wrapping from purchasing the book, hehehe) they are easily obtained.

I find this book to be quite a treasure of ideas and look forward to doing the activities with my children.  You should be able to look inside the book if you go to Amazon.

The next book was more arts and crafts oriented and jam packed with ideas.  It is titled:

Here is a description from the back cover that does the book more justice than I could.

This book shows children that a variety of fun, attractive, and useful creations can be made from simple materials readily available in the form of household throwaways and scraps.  Each easy-to-follow activity invites creativity and allows children to discover the thrill and reward of accomplishment.   Sample of activities.  Kitchen cupboard collage, snowfall under glass to tie-dyed T-shirt.

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