Creative Kitchen Crafts

From the Series Girl Crafts

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Do you love to cook? Craft expert Kathy Ross serves up 25 crafts for chefs of all ages. Turn a man’s shirt into a cute Kitchen Cover-up. Make a Recipe Box with decorated Recipe Cards. Or beautify your kitchen with Pretty Paper Napkins and a Napkin Basket. Using low-cost or no-cost materials, these crafts are perfect to make for yourself—or to give as gifts!

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Text Type Procedural
Dewey 745.5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level P
Features Activities, Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, Step-by-step instructions, and Table of contents

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.

Illustrator: Nicole in den Bosch

Nicole in den Bosch lives and works with her family in a Civil War-era general store and schoolhouse on the eastern shore of Maryland. She has illustrated numerous books, greeting cards, and magazines.


The Horn Book Guide

“Ross shows readers how to make accessories for kitchen use in a few easy steps. There’s cutting and gluing—but no sewing—involved in turning an old shirt into an apron, for example. Some items seem less useful (e.g., ribbon-decorated rubber gloves, paper napkins with fabric pieces glued to them). Unfussy illustrations perk up the pages.” —The Horn Book Guide