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Product Type: Books
Age: Late Elementary School Years
Categories: Activity Books

 


2005 Award
Spool Knit Jewelry
(Anne Akers Johnson, Klutz $16.95 Score:) Our 11-year-old tester gave this book an "A++" and loved making bracelets with the old-fashioned knitting spool and crochet hook. Comes with elastic cord, and glass and plastic beads. Marked 8 & up, we'd say more like 10 with parental help. Still top rated from the same author, last year's PLATINUM AWARD-winning Origami (Klutz $16.95 ). Our in-house origami master says this is the best origami book for beginners. 6 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Knitting
(Klutz $24.95 Score:) The folks at Klutz have designed a well-thought out book/kit combination for kids interested in knitting. Comes with an appealing instruction book with kid friendly projects, 140 grams of rich variegated yarn (will appeal to grown ups as well), bamboo knitting needles, crochet hook and instructions for six projects. We still believe the best way to learn how to knit is from another person, but this would make a great gift along with a personalized lesson!

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2006 Award
How to Make Monstrous, Huge, Unbelievably Big Bubbles
(by David Stein et al, Klutz $16.95 Score:) David Stein’s “Bubble Thing” does make monstrous, 10-20 foot big, amazing bubbles. An updated classic, with full-color photos and clear tips on how to get results. Our 9-year-old tester and her dad gave this a rave review! Still top rated, PLATINUM AWARD-winning The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes ($16.95 ) Instructions for ten different paper airplanes. 7 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2007 Award
Create-a-Card
(by jame Bull, DK $15.99 Score:) Kids will find quality materials and an idea book that demonstrates how to make pop up and other interesting cards. The twenty colorful blank cards and matching envelopes are packaged with markers, glitter paste, tissue paper, colored paper, and stickers. This is a fun choice for making invitations and greeting cards that will become family treasures. 5-10.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2008 Award
Paper Fashions Fancy
(Klutz $21.95 Score:) Paper cut out books were never so open ended. Here the fashions are designed by using templates on a variety of papers that are supplied for inspiration. There are trims as well to add to the original designer clothes that kids can dream up. A goodly supply of fashion ideas are provided in the pages, but the real fun is in making them truly your own. This is a satisfying kind of kit for kids who are at that stage when their own drawings are sometimes not all they would want them to be. A supply of tiny metal hangers to hang your designs on. No scissor is provided, but tips on cutting are. They say 8 & up. We think this will challenge even slightly older kids.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
Create YOur Own Fashions
(Klutz $21.95 Score:) Remember your Barbie Tracing kit? This is a non-Barbie version with plenty of possibilities for young designers. There are two models and lots of stick on clothes. The young designer puts the ensemble together on a template. There are faces, hairstyles, clothing and accessories. Then they trace their design and figure. Now they can add textures and color. Testers liked the open ended-ness of something that on the surface appears to be little more than a tracing kit. This is a satisfying kind of kit for kids who are at that stage when their own drawings are sometimes not all they would want them to be. Calls for a lot of fine motor skills that kids may be willing to apply when they like what they are doing. 8 & up, up, up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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