Kid Style: Boss Backpacks for You!

9781476539690. ea vol: ed. by Gail Saunders-Smith. 24p. (Make It Mine Series). ebook available. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Capstone. 2014. lib. ed. $24.65.
Gr 1–3—Very young crafters get the opportunity to express themselves with the projects in these books, each of which features five or six simple activities and one more complicated one. Whether they are drizzling paint on a backpack or creating custom shoelaces out of an old T-shirt, kids will be experimenting with materials and techniques, with lots of room for personalization. Extra-large photographs of a diverse group of children working on their crafts and modeling the finished products lend credibility and emphasize the attainability of the results. Instructions are easy to follow and are flexible enough that occasional spills or slipups can be incorporated or camouflaged. Most materials will be readily available at home, although projects that involve decorating an existing object (pillowcase, switchplate, pair of shoes, etc.) may prompt a quick trip to the store. Satisfying crafts that emphasize creativity over complicated process.
First graders and younger children can make these easy craft projects--flashy paint-splattered backpacks, personalized bag tags, binder-clip photo holders, stickered pencil holders, etc.--with some adult supervision. Each spread features large print, simple text, and bright full-page photos of children engaged in creating colorful handmade items. Projects sparkle with high interest for new readers. Reading list. Review covers these Pebble Plus: Make It Mine titles: Kid Style: Boss Backpacks for You! and Kid Style: Rockin' Bedrooms for You!.

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