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Nature's Art Box: From T-Shirts to Twig Baskets, 65 Cool Projects for Crafty Kids to Make with Natural Materials You Can Find Anywhere

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Whether it's a city park, a suburban backyard, a farmer's field, or the sandy seashore, there's a treasure trove of natural art materials out there. Twigs, vines, pinecones, flowers, leaves, rocks, shells, moss, feathers - they're all gifts of the earth. Add just a few inexpensive store-bought items, such as glue, string, and wire, and anyone can create beautiful, natural works of art.

In Nature's Art Box, writer, gardener, and nature-crafter Laura Martin offers 65 fun projects kids will love to make, using materials they can find just about anywhere. She explains how to make paints and inks from flowers and other plants; how to use shells, moss, seedpods, and cones to embellish large objects; how to build elf-sized furniture; how to decorate picture frames, birdhouses, and keepsake boxes with woodland treasures; and how to dig clay, weave vines, and make natural dyes to color T-shirts.

While Martin teaches kids to see the possibilities of the natural world, she also teaches them to respect what the earth offers. She warns them against stripping bark off live trees, plucking every flower in the field, and clearing the ground of every nut and seed. Nature's Art Box helps kids learn to be good artists and conscientious stewards of nature's resources.

Synopsis:

This collection of 65 art projects for crafty kids features activities that use natural materials, including twigs, vines, pine cones, shells, and much more. Includes simple step-by-step instructions. Full color.

About the Author

Laura C. Martin has been writing about nature, crafts, and gardening for 25 years. She has served as garden editor for Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles and Georgia magazines. She is the author of 18 books, most recently The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers, which was featured on the Discovery Channel. Her lectures and workshops on crafts and gardening delight audiences across the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580174909
Foreword:
Cain, David
Author:
Cain, David
Author:
Martin, Laura C.
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Location:
North Adams, Mass.
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Nature - General
Subject:
Crafts for Children
Subject:
Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Crafts / Hobbies
Subject:
Nature craft
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Nature / General (see also headings under Animals)
Subject:
Children s-Crafts
Subject:
Crafts & Hobbies : Nature Crafts
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Crafts & Hobbies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
2001]
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-1/2x 10-7/8
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.81x8.50x.60 in. 1.51 lbs.
Age Level:
07-12

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