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Creating Fun with Stuff you Own

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48 illustrated projects and instructions
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Use recycled materials and items commonly found in homes, organizations and classrooms to create 48 open-ended projects, suitable for ages 3 and up.  Sections:  our philosophy of promoting creativity in children; a shopping list of basic equipment ($5) and some extras (additional $5) and materials to collect for an art box.

Ideas are listed by the base materials used: 

  • paper bags
  • toilet paper tubes
  • scratch paper
  • envelopes
  • milk carton lids
  • boxes
  • Styrofoam trays
  • paint
  • chalk
  • old crayons
  • greeting cards