Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 6: Back in Time (cc)

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 6: Back in Time (cc)

This series takes us back in time, introducing traditional crafts that have been passed on through generations. Kids explore their creativity through crafts and also learn about all types of history and various cultures. Learning takes place through curriculum-based projects that teach an appreciation of various peoples and the past. A portion of proceeds is donated to non-profit projects. 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 4; Series 5; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11;Series 12; Series 13; Series 14


Apple Plugin Firefox Plugin
Please download latest plugin if video displays improperly

List of Titles


1. Ancient Egypt: 3000 B.C. - 300 B.C. (cc)

1. Ancient Egypt: 3000 B.C. - 300 B.C. (cc)

"Highly Recommended. Viewers are shown how to create six items with an Ancient Egypt theme, including a cobra pencil-topper, hieroglyphic prints, a collar and cuffs, a potpourri mummy, a papyrus fan, and an Egyptian print project. Presenters from a variety of ethnic backgrounds introduce the projects. Each is preceded Click for more


2. Ancient Greece: 2000 B.C. to 400 A.D. (cc)

2. Ancient Greece: 2000 B.C. to 400 A.D. (cc)

"Highly Recommended. Each craft project is clearnly and simply explained, and easy to follow. The history lessons are brief, but informative, and give children a purpose for the assignment. A good choice to supplement units on ancient civilizations, the crafts could also be integrated into math and language arts Click for more


3. Ancient Rome: 800 B.C. to 600 A.D. (cc)

3. Ancient Rome: 800 B.C. to 600 A.D. (cc)

Five projects that date back to the ancient Romans. Projects include: Vellum Journal - Books were made of papyrus scrolls. Later, parchment or vellum, a sheer paper, was used to record events, write letters and make books. Samian Ware Tile - Many homes were decorated with pottery wall decorations Click for more


4. The Mayans: 300 B.C. to 800 A.D. (cc)

4. The Mayans: 300 B.C. to 800 A.D. (cc)

Five projects that date back to the ancient Mayan people. Projects include: Headdress - Mayans wore colorful headdresses for ceremonies. They prized the long blue green tail feathers of the bird, quetzel whoc, and used them to embellish their headdresses. Mayan Pot: - Mayans developed many traditional Click for more


5. Vikings and Explorers: 800 - 1200 A.D. (cc)

5. Vikings and Explorers: 800 - 1200 A.D. (cc)

Five projects that back to the days of the Vikings. Projects include: Coins - Coins were a means of trading and were made from various metals. Often Runic symbols were embossed into the surface. Weathervane - Carved weather vanes were mounted on the front of long boats as a navigational aid. Many Click for more


6. The Japanese Empire: 300 A.D. to 1800 A.D. (cc)

6. The Japanese Empire: 300 A.D. to 1800 A.D. (cc)

Five projects from Japan acquaint viewers with this nation's history and culture. Projects include: Bunraku - This is a type of Japanese puppet theater. It developed from storytelling to a musical form in the 16th century. Bunraku stories are usually about Japanese myths and folk tales. People dressed Click for more


7. The Middle Ages: Europe 1100-1450 A.D. (cc)

7. The Middle Ages: Europe 1100-1450 A.D. (cc)

"Recommended. A list of materials appears on the screen and is read by a narrator, then different teachers construct five objects from the Middle Ages, which kids will be thrilled to create: a windmill, a shield, a tournament flag, a shop sign, and a faux marble heraldry journal. Those with restricted budgets may Click for more


8. The Renaissance: 1450 - 1700 A.D. (cc)

8. The Renaissance: 1450 - 1700 A.D. (cc)

"Highly Recommended. A captioned list of materials and brief introduction precede the respective Renaissance era crafts, which are taught by different, equally skilled instructors. Overhead cameras allow viewers to easily follow the demonstrations. The projects are a key wall design, a framed stained-glass picture, Click for more


9. Dynasties of China: 2000 B.C. - 1600 A.D. (cc)

9. Dynasties of China: 2000 B.C. - 1600 A.D. (cc)

Five projects from China acquaint viewers with this nation's history and culture. Projects include: Terra Cotta Picture Frame - Terra Cotta was used extensively in China. This project is in honor of the Terra Cotta Soldiers of the Tomb of the Emperor of the Qin Dynasty 221 - 206 B.C. Chinese Terra Cotta Click for more


10. Native Americans: North America 1300 - 1700 A.D. (cc)

10. Native Americans: North America 1300 - 1700 A.D. (cc)

Five projects passed on through generations of Native Americans. Projects include: Tag Bag - Treasured items were often carried in animal skins bags. This bag also doubles as a "memo" pad. Wampum Necklace - The color of the beads symbolized different things: White for health, peace and riches; Click for more


11. Colonial America 2: 1500 - 1776 (cc)

11. Colonial America 2: 1500 - 1776 (cc)

Five projects that date back prior to America's Revolutionary War. Projects include: Silver Tray - Almost every colonial town had a silversmith who made candlesticks, platters and bowls. Intricate designs were cut into the metal by engraving. Log Cabin Quilt - Not a scrap of fabric was thrown away Click for more


12. The Industrial Revolution: 1700 - 1900 (cc)

12. The Industrial Revolution: 1700 - 1900 (cc)

Five projects that date back to the Industrial Revolution. Projects include: Zoetrope - A Zoetrope is a revolving drum with slits on the side. On the inside of the drum was a flexible card with a sequence of 20 - 30 pictures. As you turned the drum and looked through the slits it appeared as if the object Click for more


13. Americana: 1900's to Present Day (cc)

13. Americana: 1900's to Present Day (cc)

Five projects that celebrate treasured moments of 20th century America. Projects include: Star Travel Game - Steam Engines and later railroads were a big factor in the industrialization of Europe and America. Transportation helped push the world to a time where power driven machinery changed manufacturing. Click for more





Arts: Architecture     Arts: Art & Artists     Arts: Instruction & How-to     Arts: Music     Arts: Performing Arts    
Arts: Photography     Cinema: Drama     Cinema: Family     Cinema: Literature     Cinema: Mysteries    
Cinema: Westerns     Computer Science     Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement     Early Childhood     English: Language Arts    
English: Literature & Writing     English: Poetry     Foreign Language Study     Foreign Language: French    
Foreign Language: Spanish     Games/Hobbies     Guidance     Health: Aging    
Health: Child Health & Safety     Health: Family & Parenting     Health: Holistic/Self-Help/Spirituality     Health: Medicine    
Health: Psychology & Psychiatry     Mathematics     Phys. Ed.: Instruction & Fitness    
Phys. Ed.: Recreation & Sports     Reading: Children's Literature     Reading: Storytelling    
Science Fiction/Fantasy     Science: Agriculture     Science: Environment     Science: Natural & Physical    
So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures     So. Studies/Sciences: History     So. Studies/Sciences: Law    
So. Studies/Sciences: Philosophy     So. Studies/Sciences: Political Science     So. Studies/Sciences: Religion    
So. Studies/Sciences: Sociology     So. Studies/Sciences: U.S./World Issues    
So. Studies/Sciences: Women's Studies     Special Education    
Staff Development     Voc. Ed.: Business/Career/Communications    
Voc. Ed.: Family & Consumer Science     Voc. Ed.: Industrial & Technical