Clever Ways to Reuse Everyday Items
What do you do with old toys, clothes, and other stuff? Instead of throwing them away, get creative and see what crafts you can make! This book shows you how to make crafts out of old playing cards, marker caps, toy cars, neckties, hairbrushes, and more. Color photos of the finished crafts and step-by-step illustrations make these crafts a snap. Along with 21 crafts, you’ll find information about recycling and tips for what you can do to help the planet. So find new uses for your old stuff and get crafting!
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|Features||Activities, Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Reviewed, Step-by-step instructions, Table of contents, and Websites|
“Written by the author of more than 50 crafts books, this clear, colorful title offers a selection of environmentally focused projects that encourages kids to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Both practical and eye-catching, the projects, from pencil cups to decorative pins, rely on everyday discarded items that many kids will find around their homes: broken toys, old clothespins, worn out bath sponges, and lone socks that have lost their mates.” —Booklist
School Library Journal
“Illustrations are bright and colorful, rendered in a collage format mixing photographs and watercolors.” —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.