The Craft-a-Day Book
30 Projects to Make with Recycled Materials
Reduce, reuse, and recycle with ideas from The Craft-a-Day Book.
You can put the three Rs to work with these thirty awesome crafts! Using recycled and reusable materials from around the house, school, or a thrift store, you’ll find directions for making colorful lanterns from paper and jars, ruffle skirts from t-shirts, scarves and mitts from your favorite old sweaters and socks, and much more. Learn to make bobbles and pom-poms and other easy decorative embellishments. You’ll also get a window into how one experienced crafter—Kari Cornell—finds inspiration for her projects. Colorful photographs and step-by-step instructions turn each inspiration into something you’ll love wearing or using—and will lead you to new ideas of your own! Ready, set, let’s get crafting!
|Grade 6 - Grade 12
|Social Studies, Young Adult
|5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Active Nonfiction, Makerspace, Makerspace: Craft/Fashion
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Twenty-First Century Books ™
|Number of Pages
Author: Kari Cornell
Kari Cornell is a freelance writer and editor who lives in South Minneapolis with her husband and two young boys. When she's not working or spending time with her family, she loves to cook, tinker in the garden, knit, or run. She feels fortunate that she's been able to combine many of the activities she likes to do in her free time with her day job. Cornell is the author of several cookbooks for children, including Cooking the Turkish Way and Cooking the Indonesian Way. She is the co-author of Growing with Purpose: Forty Years of Seward Community Cooperative
Photographer: Jennifer S. Larson
Jennifer S. Larson has written many nonfiction books for young readers.