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Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 10: Back to Basics (cc)

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 10: Back to Basics (cc)

It's Back to Basics in this series of Hands On Crafts for Kids. Each show features a "Basic" theme, like patterns or letters, and is packed with lots of projects, each with five steps and five ingredients. Included on each show is a basic "how- to" lesson on a favorite craft or craft material, like scrapbooking, clay or wood. Also each show includes another "Basic" - a painting lesson: from choosing paint to preparing the surface. Remember - be creative and get back to basics with Hands-On Crafts for Kids! 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 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 11; Series 12; Series 13; Series 14


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1. Shapes (cc)

1. Shapes (cc)

From rectangles to circles, our projects in this program feature basic shapes and seeing those shapes in other things. The first project is a shape flower - basic shapes make up giant flowers arranged in a clay pot. Then we'll have a basic lesson on clay with our guest Linda Peterson. Next Prudy Vannier Click for more


2. Patterns (cc)

2. Patterns (cc)

The theme of this program is Patterns, which are formed by repeating the same elements in a recognizable order. We begin this program making a patterned frame featuring shapes and color. Then its our basic lesson on plastic lacing with Mary Slivinski - you can braid it, twist it, tie it and so much more. Next Click for more


3. Calendars (cc)

3. Calendars (cc)

Calendars are a system of organizing units of time for the purpose of reckoning time over a period. Most are based on cycles of astronomy: days (based on the rotation of the Earth on its axis), the month (based on the revolution of the Moon around the Earth), and the year (based on the revolution of the Earth around Click for more


4. Weather (cc)

4. Weather (cc)

Rain or shine, warm or cold, weather is the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place with regard to temperature, air pressure, wind, humidity or moisture in the air, cloudiness, and precipitation or rain or snow. Our first project in this program is about wind; we've got a windsock that will look great on Click for more


5. Art Forms (cc)

5. Art Forms (cc)

Many different types of art forms exist - in fact just about any material can be used in creating a work of art. First up in this program we've got a very unique project, it features glow in the dark clay and paint - but it's not used in the usual way - this time we're creating a lava lamp. Then it's our basic lesson Click for more


6. Letters (cc)

6. Letters (cc)

Letters can be used to form words, a monogram, a name or even as a shape all by themselves. Sometimes it's fun to look at something you see every day in a new way and that's what we do in this program. First is a stained glass project - at first glance you might wonder where the letters are - but you'll see. Then it's Click for more


7. Family History (cc)

7. Family History (cc)

What's the first question most people usually ask other people? What's your name? Your last name is your family name - we share the same name as our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. In this program we feature family history and ways of preserving that history. We start out with family blocks and also Click for more


8. Time (cc)

8. Time (cc)

Time can be measured in seconds, minutes, hours or days. In some situations time can seem so long - how many days until the party or until my birthday? So first up in this program we've got a chart to make the days fly by. Then its today's basic - Kathleen Sams returns with the basics of crochet. Then it's Click for more


9. Paper Collage (cc)

9. Paper Collage (cc)

There are a number of products that come from trees - mainly paper and wood. Along with these materials is our feature technique in this program - collage. One creates a collage by cutting or tearing materials and pasting them onto a painted or unpainted surface. The art of collage was initiated in 1912 by Picasso. Click for more


10. Symmetry (cc)

10. Symmetry (cc)

Our topic in this program is symmetry - that means that one side or half of an image is exactly the same as the other or appears to be a reflection or mirror of the other half. Our first project is a butterfly card that's perfectly symmetrical. Next it's a basic lesson on air-dry clay with Gail Ritchie. Prudy Click for more


11. National Symbols (cc)

11. National Symbols (cc)

Patriotism is always in style so in this program we look at some national symbols and how they became a symbol. First up it's the American eagle and a very unique way to tie-dye. Our basic lesson is all about how to work with Styrofoam. Then it's Lesson 11 with Prudy Vannier as we learn how to transfer patterns Click for more


12. Music (cc)

12. Music (cc)

In this program, as our first project, we've taken musical notes and the musical staff and made them into a sun catcher. Then it's craft basics and a lesson on glue from Prudy Vannier - the right adhesive with the right material. Next we'll be making colorful maracas. Then Prudy returns with a painting lesson Click for more


13. 3 Dimensional Art (cc)

13. 3 Dimensional Art (cc)

3D means that an object has 3 dimensions - a line has one dimension - length; a rectangle has 2 dimensions - length and width; but a cube has 3 dimensions: length, width and depth. So 3D Art has 3 dimensions. Our first project in this program has 3 dimensions too: it's string art done with wood and thread. Next we've Click for more





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