Crafts from Your Favorite Nursery Rhymes
From the Series Storytime Crafts
Children never tire of hearing their favorite nursery rhymes, even though they have learned them by heart. This collection of crafts is a way to enhance the comforting familiarity of the old verses. Youngsters can make a little piggy that actually squeals (all the way home!), a Boy Blue that really blows a horn, or even a dish that runs away with a spoon. Some of the crafts are toys, while others such as the Old Woman’s Shoe Magnet or the Crying Kitten Soap Dispenser have practical use. These easy-to-make crafts feature step-by-step illustrated instructions and require only common household materials or simple craft items.
“[T]his volume offers 21 ideas revolving around familiar nursery rhymes. Projects include a glove puppet of Mother Hubbard’s dog, a car antenna spider for Miss Muffet, and an aluminum pie tin model of Old King Cole’s crown. The clearly written directions and the cheerful ink-and-watercolor illustrations show items needed to cpmplete the projects and each step of the construction. Decorative borders and illustrations of the nursery rhymes brighten the pages as well. Librarians may want to dip into this book for preschool program ideas, and teachers will find many practical craft projects for the classroom.” —Booklist
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.