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Product Type: Books
Age: Late Elementary School Years
Categories: Activity Books

 


2007 Award
Window Art
(Klutz $21.95 Score:) This is an all-new Window Art with more than 100 brand-new pieces of easy-to-trace art. Gives kids an entertaining way to create large and small window art by tracing the pictures provided, squirting in color paint; peeling of the designs and sticking them to any glass window. Comes with a brand new palette of paints including sun-sparkly glitter.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Stencil Art
(Klutz $19.95 Score:) A very attractive book with 72 stencil shapes. What we found particularly appealing are the eight separate color coded applicators that you use with the included ink pad. Features a clever design that keeps your colors pure without having to wash them off in between color selections. The designs include florals, jungle, space, and under the sea themes. There are also clear illustrations for different uses of stencils such as bookmarks, wrapping paper, note cards.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2008 Award
Around the World Cookbook
(by Abigail J. Dodge, DK $19.99 Score:)

Clear recipes with photos to make the words even easier to follow, make this is an interesting cookbook. The recipes are from around the world without being too exotic. They just might make for some adventurous tasting parties. Most of these will require adult assistance and supervision. Still this is another way to give kids an enlarged view of the world. Recipes are highlighted with interesting facts about the culture. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Award
Rosie Flo's Coloring Book
(by Roz Streeten, Chronicle $8.99 Score:)

We do not do a lot of coloring books, but this has a new twist. Fanciful costumes are pre-drawn on the blank pages. The fun is in adding heads, hands, legs and color to the drawn costumes. Stories might also follow. This is an inexpensive but inviting kind of activity book that will fit in a holiday stocking or small birthday gift. Add colored pencils or markers with fine points and you are in business! A good take along travel activity book, too.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2003 Award
Sun Paint Book
(Klutz Editors, Klutz $19.99 Score:) This book comes with three cotton scarves, brush and special fabric paint that kids can dye with a little help from the sun. A fun craft for outdoors and comes with enough goodies for a playdate. There are also stencils, plenty of extra paint and lots of other ideas to use on pillow cases, teeshirts and other cotton duds.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Candy Book
(by Barbara Kane, Klutz $19.95 Score:) Kane has lots of recipes here for turning ready made candies into artistic treats and games. The book includes molds for making little chocolate houses as well as many other clever ideas.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2004 Award
Paper Folding Fun
(by Ginger Johnson, Williamson $12.95 Score:) Sounds like another origami book, but origami is just a small part of it. Here are easy-to-follow directions for paper weaving, accordion folding, quilling, pop-ups, and many more rewarding projects. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
The Rainy Day Book
(by Jane Bull, DK $12 Score:) Full-color photos add to the motivation and clarify how a project could look. A perfect book of "recipes" for kids to dip into for inspiration on how to turn your hand into a puppet with face paints, turn a shoe box or paper plate into a weaving loom, make papier-mch, and many more! 58.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2005 Award
Knitting
(Klutz $24.95 Score:) An activity book that comes with 140 grams of rich variegated yarn, bamboo knitting needles, crochet hook and a book with instructions for six projects (done with crisp illustrations). 8 & up. Our testers also were attracted to Alexs Yarn Craft kit ($20) that comes in a charming wicker basket. The yarn in the Klutz book is more grown-up than the bright yarns in the Alex Kit and the instructions are much more detailed. Our older testers wanted the wicker basket for their wool but preferred the instructions and wool of the Klutz book.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes
(Doug Stillinger, Klutz $16.95 Score:) Here are the instructions for ten different paper airplanes. Our testers raved about the interesting patterned paper (40 sheets) that comes with the kit. If you're a novice, the instructions are clear, and if youre a pro, you might pick up some new designs. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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