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African Crafts: Fun Things to Make and Do from West Africa

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From spectacular clothing and masks to pottery and music of Ghana and West Africa, this guide inspires children to try these easy-to-make crafts for themselves.  A great way to connect children to their African roots or expose them to new cultures around the world, this fully illustrated guide features step-by-step instructions and contemporary color photos that teach kids how to make their own creations.  Projects include how to design and wear Adinkra block-printed clothing, coil and decorate  unique pottery, create masks for special occasions, craft and play musical instruments, and weave decorative Kente cloth.  It includes a brief history of Ghana and West Africa and the traditions and history behind each craft, how they are made and used today, and their importance in West African society. A resource section listing books, Web sites, and museums for further exploration rounds out this fascinating reference.

Synopsis:

From spectacular clothing and masks to pottery and music of Ghana and West Africa, this guide inspires children to try these easy-to-make crafts for themselves.  A great way to connect children to their African roots or expose them to new cultures around the world, this fully illustrated guide features step-by-step instructions and contemporary color photos that teach kids how to make their own creations.  Projects include how to design and wear Adinkra block-printed clothing, coil and decorate  unique pottery, create masks for special occasions, craft and play musical instruments, and weave decorative Kente cloth.  It includes a brief history of Ghana and West Africa and the traditions and history behind each craft, how they are made and used today, and their importance in West African society. A resource section listing books, Web sites, and museums for further exploration rounds out this fascinating reference.

About the Author

Lynne Garner is an art teacher and writer who has contributed to Crafts for Children, Making Cards, Popular Crafts, and Practical Crafts magazine. She is the author of more than a dozen craft books, including Celebrate with Cards,The Complete Book of Papercraft, and Native American Bead Weaving.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556527487
Author:
Garner, Lynne
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Subject:
Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Handicraft -- Africa.
Subject:
Children s-Crafts
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8.79x8.53x.44 in. .88 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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From spectacular clothing and masks to pottery and music of Ghana and West Africa, this guide inspires children to try these easy-to-make crafts for themselves.  A great way to connect children to their African roots or expose them to new cultures around the world, this fully illustrated guide features step-by-step instructions and contemporary color photos that teach kids how to make their own creations.  Projects include how to design and wear Adinkra block-printed clothing, coil and decorate  unique pottery, create masks for special occasions, craft and play musical instruments, and weave decorative Kente cloth.  It includes a brief history of Ghana and West Africa and the traditions and history behind each craft, how they are made and used today, and their importance in West African society. A resource section listing books, Web sites, and museums for further exploration rounds out this fascinating reference.

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