Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

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 Click for more

2. Colonial America 1: Back in Time

02. 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 hands-on experience and offers a view into history, culture, and everyday home life. All the step-by-step instructions are clear, slow-paced, and illustrated clearly." -School Library Journal
Many of the crafts we enjoy today were born out of the necessity of everyday living in Colonial times. Colonial life demanded that Colonists provide for themselves and their family. We may use slightly improved materials, but the techniques of today's crafts mirror those of the colonial era. Projects include: Soap on a Rope - Covers two essential colonial crafts, soap making and twisting rope; Crayon Candles - Uses all those bits and pieces of crayon to make molded candles (Note: requires adult supervision due to the use of a heat source for melting the crayons); The Tree of Life - A little different twist on quilting with a traditional pattern on a non-traditional surface - brown paper; also kids learn the running and blanket stitch in this paper quilt; Stenciling - Introduces stenciling on a small scale on a decorative coaster in the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch design; Williamsburg Apple Tree - Kids create a traditional apple tree centerpiece from paper and Styrofoam that looks good enough to eat!; Hands On Project - Sixth graders work on personalized letters as part of backpacks distributed to homeless shelters. 01/07DE PI 30 min.
Also See: Colonial America 2: 1500 - 1776

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