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Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 7: Crafting in the USA (cc)

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 7: Crafting in the USA (cc)

Learning to do crafts is not only fun, it's very educational. In this series we travel across every geographic region of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, to celebrate the customs, folklore and symbols of the 50 United States. 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 6; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11; Series 12; Series 13; Series 14


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1. The New England States (cc)

1. The New England States (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to the New England States. Clay Lobster - The chief lobster fisheries in the U.S. are located in New England, especially in Maine. Lobsters are crustaceans, all have a pair of pincers called chelapeds, or "claws"; one is a heavier crusher claw, the other a smaller Click for more


2. The Middle Atlantic States (cc)

2. The Middle Atlantic States (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to the Middle Atlantic states. Garden State Flowers - New Jersey's nickname is "The Garden State," and for good reason. One million acres, about 20%, of New Jersey is productive farmland. And in this segment we celebrate its beautiful flowers. Pizza Game Click for more


3. The Southeast (cc)

3. The Southeast (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to America's Southeast region. Cinnamon Log Cabin - Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains are many log homes. As towns were settled it was difficult to bring building materials into the mountains, so often the local trees were used to create log Click for more


4. The Deep South (cc)

4. The Deep South (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to states in the deep South. Gator Bulletin Board - Alligators were almost hunted to extinction, but today they have made a comeback. Alligators have a short blunt round snout and are found in the southeast U.S., especially Florida, and in China. Believe it or Click for more


5. Folklore (cc)

5. Folklore (cc)

"Hightly Recommended. Each segment gives a summary of the folktale or symbol followed by directions with modeling for making each item. Presenters are ethnically diverse. Directions are clear and show additional techniques for making the crafts more sophisticated. Safety warnings are provided when necessary." Click for more


6. The Midwest and Great Lakes (cc)

6. The Midwest and Great Lakes (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to the Midwest and Great Lakes' region. Great Lakes Collage - The Great Lakes hold one fourth of all of the fresh water in the world! No wonder so much activity revolves around the lakes in this region. Cow Weather Vane - Travel the roads of this region Click for more


7. The Appalachia Region (cc)

7. The Appalachia Region (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to America's Appalachian region. Rush Weaving - Weaving a tight pattern from twisted leaves of rush or cattail makes natural rush chair seats. Here we use a similar technique with hemp fiber. Paper Quilt Wall Hanging - Starting with scraps of fabric and Click for more


8. The Midwest: Plains' States (cc)

8. The Midwest: Plains' States (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to the Great Plains' states. Dream Catcher - The Lakota Native American tribe of the Plains' states developed the dream catcher. One day a child was going to kill a spider that was weaving a web. A Native American woman told the child to leave the spider alone. Click for more


9. The West: Mountain States (cc)

9. The West: Mountain States (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to America's western mountain states' region. Thunderbird - The Thunderbird was one of the spiritual animals for most Native American tribes. This symbol is still found in many Native American designs today. The Thunderbird is a large bird that produced thunder Click for more


10. The Southwest (cc)

10. The Southwest (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to America's Southwest region. Turquoise Jewelry - Arizona and New Mexico supply turquoise. This ornamental gemstone is often used in Native American and Southwest designs combined with silver. Colors range from green blue to sky blue. Working turquoise mines Click for more


11. The West: Pacific States (cc)

11. The West: Pacific States (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to America's Pacific states' region Grapevine Pot - Vineyards occupy many acres of land in California, which is a major source of domestic wine for the U.S. Agriculture was the state's main industry until recently when related manufacturing grew. The success of Click for more


12. Hawaii (cc)

12. Hawaii (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to the island of Hawaii. Flower Lei - A flower lei has become a symbol of welcome for visitors to Hawaii. Different flowers and colors represent each island: Niihau - white; Kauai - Purple; Oahu - Yellow; Maui - Pink; Molokai - Green; Lanai - Orange: Kahoolawe Click for more


13. Patriotic Designs (cc)

13. Patriotic Designs (cc)

This program presents five craft projects related to patriotic designs. Clay Flag - What could be more patriotic than Old Glory, the "nickname" for the American Flag coined by Captain Stephen Driver in 1831. As he was leaving on a voyage, friends presented him with a flag of twenty-four stars. As the banner Click for more





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