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Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 1: Crafts for Kids

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 1: Crafts for Kids

Celebrate the creativity of children through crafts. Each program opens in exciting locations like Disney World, has its own theme with at least five craft projects, and includes kids using their crafts to help others. A portion of proceeds is donated to non-profit projects. Produced by Katherine Stull, Inc. Programs available on 13 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 13-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail
Also see: Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11;Series 12; Series 13; Series 14


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1. Bug Off: The Insect World

1. Bug Off: The Insect World

All insects have a few things in common: an exoskeleton, which protects their internal organs; the skeleton has three parts (head, thorax and abdomen); three pairs of legs, a set of antennae, and many have wings. Watch for all of these "parts" and probably a few imaginary ones as kids create a swarm of "buggy" creatures. Click for more


2. Colonial America 1: Back in Time

2. Colonial America 1: Back in Time

"Recommended. Colonial crafts receive 21st-century twists. On screen supply lists, close-up camera angles, and easy-to-follow directions make the projects especially accessible. Teachers, scout leaders, and others who work with children will welcome the ideas." -Booklist
"Recommended. Goes beyond the Click for more


3. Books and Puppets: Tell Me a Story

3. Books and Puppets: Tell Me a Story

Books can take you to far away places, let you be anyone and travel anywhere, if only in your mind. Here different kinds of puppets bring characters from favorite books to life, helping you write stories, create characters and design sets. Projects include: On Stage - This puppet technique allows you Click for more


4. Space: Spaced Out

4. Space: Spaced Out

Looking at the stars at night or watching the sunrise over the horizon, our fascination with space begins and ends each day. This program covers both the realistic and imagined bodies we see in space. With fluorescent colors and tons of glitter you can create your own "place in space." Projects include: Comet Click for more


5. Air: Fly Like the Wind

5. Air: Fly Like the Wind

Air is constantly on the move. The movement of air from a high-pressure area to a low-pressure area causes the wind to blow. Our Windy projects take advantage of air pressure to make them work. Projects include: Plastic Canvas Whirler - See the effects of wind when you hang this whirler outside on a breezy Click for more


6. Nature: Back to Nature

6. Nature: Back to Nature

Many craft materials are found naturally, such as cork, rubber, and grapevine. Many others are derived from natural components like plastics from oil; some paints from milk, and dyes from plant materials. See how you can gather things right in your own backyard to create "natural" crafts. Projects include: How Click for more


7. Oceanography: A Very Fishy Show

7. Oceanography: A Very Fishy Show

The waters of the world are filled with fascinating creatures in colorful settings. Shallow coastal waters are home to beautiful coral reefs and millions of sea animals. The depths of the ocean hold exotic looking creatures, some with their own "fluorescent" lights. Projects include: Inside the Fishbowl Click for more


8. Patterns: Over and Over and Over Again

8. Patterns: Over and Over and Over Again

Patterns are all around us, from color and designs that are repeated in a specific way, to the chorus in a song, or even a pattern of light in a laser show. Patterns also exist in numbers and letters, where a particular sequence is followed. Projects include: Block Puzzles - Start with six blocks and Click for more


9. Stamps: Stamp It!

9. Stamps: Stamp It!

Stamps, such as, Postage stamps, are the easy way to repeat the same design and have it look the same each time. Manufacturing plants often use other kinds of stamps to "stamp out" molds and "stamp on" designs. Here are new ways to stamp with various kinds of material. Projects include: Cookie Cutter Stamping Click for more


10. The Environment's 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

10. The Environment's 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce: cutting down on waste and using products made to last rather than disposable. Reuse: even if you canít use something again, someone else might. Recycle: collect like-materials and change them into something new. Here we use recycled materials as we "Rehash the trash." Projects include: Papermaking Click for more


11. Native American Culture

11. Native American Culture

The Native American Culture is deeply rooted in tradition and a great place to understand the customs that are handed down from generation to generation. By studying the crafts, homes and symbols of Native Americans, we can learn more about their past and America's heritage. Projects include: Dream Catchers Click for more


12. Kaleidoscope of Color and Light

12. Kaleidoscope of Color and Light

Color can mean many things. We all have a favorite color that reflects something about our personality. We feel differently in certain colors, and the amount of light around us can also affect our mood. The theme here revolves around light and color and their interaction. Projects include: Color Wheel Click for more


13. Lines and Shapes: Under Construction

13. Lines and Shapes: Under Construction

There's a whole world of design around made up of shapes and lines. Look closely to see how they make up the things around us. This program's focus is on measuring and building to make the lines and shapes that form designs. Your building blocks are wood, paint, thread and fabric. Projects include: What's Click for more





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