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Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 4: Around the Earth (cc)

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 4: Around the Earth (cc)

Kids continue to develop their arts and crafts skills as they discover the many habitats of the earth. As with the previous three Hands On Series, each program has its own theme with at least five craft projects; each visits fun locations, like Disney World, Florida, and each profiles kids that use their crafts to help others. Produced by Katherine Stull, Inc. Closed-Captioned. 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 1; Series 2; Series 3; 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. The Outback (cc)

1. The Outback (cc)

With spectacular gorges, deserts, salt-lakes, caves and an astonishing variety of wildlife, the Outback of Australia is one of the world's last great wilderness areas. The landscape varies from region to region; so we concentrate on the style of the Aborigines - the first, nomadic inhabitants of the Outback. Projects Click for more


2. The Rainforest (cc)

2. The Rainforest (cc)

Home to the most diverse and complex systems of life on earth, more than of the known species of plants and animals are found in rainforests. They are situated near the equator in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Rainforests occupy 6% of the earth's landmass. The rainforest is known for high temperatures and frequent Click for more


3. Endangered Earth (cc)

3. Endangered Earth (cc)

The Earth is home to a multitude of plants and animals. Man is the biggest threat to the existence of these species. Changes in the environment of these plants and animals often cause their numbers to dwindle and they become endangered. If conservation methods are not used, these species can become extinct. Projects Click for more


4. In the Garden (cc)

4. In the Garden (cc)

"Highly Recommended. The project demonstrations are detailed and easy to follow. Children will find the crafts interesting and fun to make. Teachers looking for a way to integrate art activities with the science curriculum will find this program useful." -School Library Journal
The garden is one habitat Click for more


5. In the Desert (cc)

5. In the Desert (cc)

Deserts make up 1/7th of the earth's surface and are formed by a particular combination of rainfall, temperature, location and landscape. As we learn here, deserts are a lot more than just sand! Projects include: Desert Cactus - Cactus are found only in North American deserts. Styrofoam and toothpicks Click for more


6. Down on the Farm (cc)

6. Down on the Farm (cc)

Here we take a nostalgic look at small, home-based farms, and the animals and sights common to a typical farm and barn setting of the past. Projects include: Scarecrow - One of the farmer's friends, scarecrows are still used to scare away birds that eat the seeds and flowers of certain plants. Our scarecrow Click for more


7. Dinosaur Days: In the Beginning (cc)

7. Dinosaur Days: In the Beginning (cc)

"Recommended. Featuring prehistoric animals as a theme, viewers are also shown part of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for background on dinosaurs. Before each craft is demonstrated step-by-step, a list of materials is given. Teachers, parents and group leaders will find this program very useful." -School Click for more


8. In the Forest (cc)

8. In the Forest (cc)

Hardwood trees, gray wolves, beavers and owls are just a few of the sights you'll see in a northern temperate forest. Projects include: Footprint Rug - Here we create a rug using carpet scraps and paint showing various animal prints like white tailed deer, squirrel and even a wolf. Leaf Stamped Stationery Click for more


9. The Tropics (cc)

9. The Tropics (cc)

The island habitats near the equator and in Central and South America have unique and colorful animals and plants. Projects include: Leis - A traditional sign of welcome made from the blooms of various island flowers, your tropical lei will never wilt when it is constructed of paper and beads. Frogs Click for more


10. At the Beach (cc)

10. At the Beach (cc)

Here we have fun as we visit the beach to get warm weather craft ideas. Projects include: Sand Sculpture - This unique 3D sand sculpture conjures up all of the popular images of the beach - from playing in the water to beach umbrellas and ocean creatures. Sand Cast Sea Treasures - Learn to cast Click for more


11. North Pole & South Pole: Top & Bottom of the World (cc)

11. North Pole & South Pole: Top & Bottom of the World (cc)

Cold weather and snow create a unique habitat for the hardiest of plants and animals in the Arctic and Antarctica. Projects include: Just Floating Along - There are actually 2 types of icebergs: tabular, or flat tops, and glacier, which have a higher area above water. In both cases most of the iceberg Click for more


12. Along the Coral Reef (cc)

12. Along the Coral Reef (cc)

The coral reefs of the world's oceans are home to a great diversity of fish and marine life. The reef itself is made up of colonies of coral, which can live for several decades to centuries. Projects include: Bleach Bottle Fish - Crepe paper and a bleach bottle are what you need to show off the bright Click for more


13. Mother Earth (cc)

13. Mother Earth (cc)

The series concludes featuring projects that relate to the earth itself: the globe, the sun, and the elements of nature. Projects include: Embossed Foil Sun - What could be more important to life on earth than the sun? This foil and foam sun is a beautiful tribute to the sun. Sundial - Telling Click for more





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