Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 2: Around the World

As kids explore their own creativity through crafts, they also learn about other countries and cultures. Children quickly discover there is no right or wrong way to be creative. A portion of proceeds is donated to non-profit projects. Produced by Katherine Stull, Inc. Programs available on 13 individual DVDs, Digital Click for more

6. Japan

06. Japan

Japan, the land of symbols; where every craft activity has another meaning. Though the designs appear to be simple, the crafts can be very intricate. Projects include: Origami Kimono and Pinwheel - Simple paper folding gives you two different toys: a paper doll and a pin wheel; Temari Balls - Use yarn and a Styrofoam ball center to form these intricate and eye-catching, woven designs; Origami Fish - Folding paper is a traditional craft of this country. Here you'll use very simple folding techniques to create a mosaic paper-fish design of many small squares; Watercolor Windsock - Create this paper windsock using some very unique painting techniques; Plum Blossom Fan - Fans and plum blossoms are two important symbols incorporated in this delicate design; Hands-On Project - "Light One Candle" is a multi-cultural arts program. 02/07DE PI 30 min.
Also See: Japan; The Japanese Empire: 300 A.D. to 1800 A.D.; Japanese Flower Arranging - Ikebana; Japan: Ainu People of Hokkaido; Japan: Concrete Jungle; Japan: Sumo Basho

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