Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 4: Around the Earth (cc)

Kids continue to develop their arts and crafts skills as they discover the many habitats of the earth. As with the previous three Hands On Series, each program has its own theme with at least five craft projects; each visits fun locations, like Disney World, Florida, and each profiles kids that use their crafts Click for more

5. In the Desert (cc)

05. In the Desert (cc)

Deserts make up 1/7th of the earth's surface and are formed by a particular combination of rainfall, temperature, location and landscape. As we learn here, deserts are a lot more than just sand! Projects include: Desert Cactus - Cactus are found only in North American deserts. Styrofoam and toothpicks are the basis for our cactus model that needs even less water than the real thing. Coral Snake - The colorful coral snake is found in the southern desert region of the United States. It's small, but very poisonous. Here we make its brightly colored rings with coiled strips of foam. Gemstones - Gemstones might seem like an unlikely part of the desert, but actually much of the world's store of diamonds, silver, gold, bauxite, iron and copper is mined in desert regions. Here we use interesting paper shapes to create the facets of these gemstones. Sand Painted Dunes - Here we use colored sand to create a desert landscape in the colors of the Southwest. Lizards - Gila monsters, collared lizards and scorpions are some of the nocturnal animals common to the desert. Create a colorful, patterned paper lizard to brighten up the desert landscape. Hands-On Project 405 - Kids helping other kids through their crafts. 04/08DE/CC Closed-Captioned PI 30 min.

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