Multcolib Midland picks: Kids can do! Make it yourself
Annotation:Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! In this book kids of all interests and abilities will learn creative solutions to tricky problems and marvel at the working robots they make themselves!
Annotation:Wondering where should you take your young makers when they want a place to turn their ideas into reality with their own hands? This article offers suggestions for Family Friendly projects and places.
Annotation:The book includes complete step-by-step text instructions for 25 projects and games to draw you outdoors on a snow-filled day! Explanatory line drawings plus full-color photographs show how each project is finished in all its frozen glory. Snow Play is filled with projects and games for any age, ability, and number of people.
Annotation:Skills for every adventurous boy (and girl!) who may be interested in building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, tying knots, skimming stones, building go-carts and electromagnets, and more. Also full of excerpts from history such as "Famous Battles" and facts about ancient wonders of the world and astronomy.
Annotation:Making a movie is a complicated process that takes a lot of hard work with special equipment. This thorough book explains all the necessary basics of filmmaking in way thats accessible and easy to understand.
Annotation:Interactive guide to the Middle Ages, exploring the period leading up to the Renaissance--including siege warfare, markets and fairs, medieval medicine, and the feudal system. Hands-on activities include making a trebuchet, a marshmallow cannon, some period recipes, and a thatched roof.
Annotation:From ceremonial masks and hieroglyphics to calendars and musical instruments, the hands-on projects in this fun and educational book allow children to experience how the Maya lived, cooked, worshipped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbours
Annotation:These 18 models, named for birds, are simply breathtaking. From "Eagle" to "Swallow," they come with easy-to-follow folding tips and fantastic decorating suggestions to copy, and feature designs that really soar and swoop.
Annotation:A total of 17 projects include styles for boys or girls, young children or older, traditional or trendy colors, and bed or wall-size quilts. Projects such as the quilted laptop cover and the message board will appeal to quilters of any age
Annotation:An introduction to various types of musical instruments, followed by instructions to make culturally-specific instruments including Spanish castanets, an African thumb piano, and an Egyptian harp. For younger kids.
Annotation:Readers will discover the many ways the world makes music, from the bells of India and Zimbabwe and the flutes of Central America to the great drums of Africa. Projects include weaving a basket shaker, making panpipes, and creating a guitar. For older kids.
Annotation:Create traditional shadow puppets based on designs from around the world. With instructions for nine beautifully crafted and decorated wooden rod puppets, portable screen set-ups, scenery and script ideas.
Annotation:Using recycled and household materials or supplies found at any hardware store, these birdfeeders can be made in an afternoon and are sturdy enough to last for years.
Annotation:For kids, by kids, with every page in full-color photographs. No complicated designs and twists that require big hands, only projects that are fun and simple to learn. For younger kids and beginners.
Annotation:These balloon sculptures use new techniques like the roll lock and the starburst, and they're a little more complicated to yield awesome results. But don't worry: each step is so well illustrated and captured in such detail that you won't have any trouble following the process. For older kids.
Annotation:Easier to learn than knitting, crocheting is perfect for young people who want to try something new. A basic introduction to materials, tools, and stitches will get you started. With 20 fun and cool projects to try your new skills out.
Annotation:Learn the language and history of maps, how to make them, how to use them, and who creates them. See how maps are made of the world, the universe, a brain, the weather, and even neighborhood dogs!
Annotation:Step-by-step instructions on how to make eleven simple pirate-themed crafts using easy to find materials. Create a ship, pirate crew, treasure chest, and more.
Annotation:From a dog T-shirt and cat toys to a hamster funhouse, you're sure to find something for your furry, feathery, or even scaly friend!
Annotation:This companion to the Origami Yoda series presents young Padawans with dozens of activities from the Star Wars universe. Learn how to fold R2-D2 and C-3PO, draw Jabba, and even build a fully functioning ChapStick rocket.
Annotation:Eighteen projects for children 8-14. Books are containers for messages, information, or ideas, and there are many shapes they may take. Includes step-by-step instructions, as well as the history of books.
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Join the Maker culture! Imagine, invent, design, build, collaborate, create... Whether it's building a backyard tree house, knitting your dog a sweater, or folding paper origami , these books are all about how to do it yourself (or with a little adult help).