All New Crafts for Valentine's Day
From the Series All New Holiday Crafts for Kids
Of all the holidays, Valentine’s Day is the one that most calls for a do-it-yourself approach. Kids traditionally get out the scissors and glue and work some creative magic with red construction paper and lace doilies. But Valentine’s Day crafts can go far beyond the handmade card. Here Kathy Ross, America’s crafts-for-kids expert, shares some very new and very original ideas for the holiday. There are, of course, several ideas for valentine cards, but you’ll also find projects for card holders, jewelry, and even a wind chime. There are many imaginative ways you can express the spirit of Valentine’s Day by making something unique for the special people in your life.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
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Bigfoot Valley News
“[This book] would make a great gift to send to the children you love who may be far away.” —Bigfoot Valley News
The Horn Book Guide
“Rosy-toned illustrations accompany straightfoward, step-by-step instructions for twenty Valentine-themed projects, including button covers, decorated baskets, cards, magnets, and wind chimes. Most of the necessary materials are familiar, though younger crafters will need the assistance of a teacher or parent to follow the. . . directions.” —The Horn Book Guide
School Library Journal
“Colorful, child-friendly,watercolor paintings take readers step-by-step through 20 easy crafts. The materials needed are easy to find and are show at the beginning of each spread. Most projects involve cutting and gluing. Some also require simple drawing and hand lettering a message. None of the activities appear in Ross’s Crafts for Valentine’s Day (Millbook, 1995). This book. . . does have an artistic, child-focused approach. . . Children looking for new ideas need look no further.” —School Library Journal
Author: Kathy Ross
Kathy Ross grew up in upstate New York in the 1950s. She credits her unusual and very creative elementary school education at Oswego State Teachers College coupled with a childhood that afforded her time to "be" for her endless ability to create. Kathy has written many children’s songs, is a writer for the Highsmith Summer Reading Manual, has made dozens of television appearances, and has given workshops for both children and adults around the country. Kathy has published more then 60 books to date. She was honored to be the featured author of the month on the website of the Children’s Book Council.