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D.I.Y. Kids encourages young readers to use basic design principles and on-hand materials to express their individuality through more than eighty imaginative projects. The book is divided into four sections — Graphics, Toys, Home, and Fashion — each packed with ideas for making fun and useful items, including step-by-step instructions and colorful photographs of cool designs and the kids who made them.

D.I.Y. Kids is designed to trigger imaginative play, it's for parents, teachers, aunts and uncles, friends and babysitters, neighbors and citizens — anyone who wants to create a better world not only for, but also with, the next generation. Ellen Lupton is a curator of contemporary design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the director of the graphic design MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the author of numerous books, including D.I.Y. Design It Yourself and Thinking with Type. She received a Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the AIGA in 2007.

   

Synopsis:

All over the world, parents are raising kids to get active and embrace the "design-it-yourself" spirit of homemade arts and crafts. D.I.Y. Kids encourages young readers to use basic design principles and onhand materials to express their individuality through more than eighty imaginative projects. The book is divided into four sections"Graphics," "Toys," "Home," and "Fashion"each packed with fun ideas for making T-shirts, party supplies, pop-up cards, bracelets, stuffed animals, and dozens of other fun and useful items. Each project is explained with step-by-step instructions and colorful photographs of cool designs and the kids who made them. The projectsrated by difficulty, time, mess, and costare intended for ages seven through twelve, but can easily be modified to suit all ages.

D.I.Y. Kids is designed to trigger imaginative play, without requiring fees, teams, or a minivan. It's for parents, teachers, aunts and uncles, friends and babysitters, neighbors and citizensanyone who wants to create a better world not only for, but also with, the next generation. Most of all, it is for kids who want to make their mark by exercising the artsof design with wit, intelligence, and style.

About the Author

Ellen Lupton is a curator of contemporary design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the director of the graphic design MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the author of numerous books, including D.I.Y. Design It Yourself and Thinking with Type. She received a Gold Medal for lifetime achievement from the AIGA in 2007.

Julia Lupton is a professor of English and comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology and Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568987071
Author:
Lupton, Ellen
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Author:
Lupton, Julia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
Subject:
Children s-Crafts
Subject:
Crafts for Children
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070830
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 7 x 0.38 in 0.86 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , All over the world, parents are raising kids to get active and embrace the "design-it-yourself" spirit of homemade arts and crafts. D.I.Y. Kids encourages young readers to use basic design principles and onhand materials to express their individuality through more than eighty imaginative projects. The book is divided into four sections"Graphics," "Toys," "Home," and "Fashion"each packed with fun ideas for making T-shirts, party supplies, pop-up cards, bracelets, stuffed animals, and dozens of other fun and useful items. Each project is explained with step-by-step instructions and colorful photographs of cool designs and the kids who made them. The projectsrated by difficulty, time, mess, and costare intended for ages seven through twelve, but can easily be modified to suit all ages.

D.I.Y. Kids is designed to trigger imaginative play, without requiring fees, teams, or a minivan. It's for parents, teachers, aunts and uncles, friends and babysitters, neighbors and citizensanyone who wants to create a better world not only for, but also with, the next generation. Most of all, it is for kids who want to make their mark by exercising the artsof design with wit, intelligence, and style.

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