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Made to Play!: Handmade Toys and Crafts for Growing Imaginations


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ISBN13: 9781590309124
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Joel Henriques is fascinated by color, shape, and craftsmanship. He was drawn to painting as a child, inspired by his grandmother, a painter herself. She spent hours showing Joel the paintings of Matisse, Picasso, Miró, and many others. Through these and her own paintings, she taught him ideas about color and design and eventually coached him on his earliest paintings. These childhood experiences lead him to pursue a B.A. in Fine Art and Philosophy. Becoming a parent was, for Joel, another way of looking at art in the world. As a young child himself, he made many of his own toys. As a father, he began making toys for his young twins. He began to see that a beautiful, minimal, well-crafted object allowed his children to use and develop their own imaginations, rather than having an object tell them how they must play with it. Moved by his children's interaction with art, Joel began documenting these crafts on his blog, Made By Joel. Creating art for children, and for the child in everyone, is a powerful thing. Joel lives with his wife and three-year-old twins in Portland, Oregon. See more of his crafts at, and see more of his art at

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OutdoorLife, June 4, 2014 (view all comments by OutdoorLife)
We need more creative activities for kids to explore in their free time. Imagination is the most powerful tool for success. Thanks Joel for the fun projects that kids can enjoy with or without parents and for the awesome fun stuff we found on-line that shows your creativity. Keep it up.
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Henriques, Joel
Roost Books
ues, Joel
Crafts-Toy Making
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