Cool Metal Projects: Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Trash Into Treasure (Checkerboard How-To Library: Cool Trash to Treasure (Library))
A craft book that shows young readers projects that can be made using rcycled metal products.
When spring arrives, we watch the flowers bloom, spring clean, put our sweaters in the back of our closets and think about how many trendy spring clothes we can fill the newfound space in our wardrobes with. But moms have enough on their plates without having to stress about what the latest trends are each season. Well, Walmart is taking the work out of looking stylish. In fact, they have everything that's trending this Spring all in one place, and moms can look effortlessly chic without having to spend a fortune. With trends like bold stripes, denim-on-denim and utility chic styles, moms can tackle the carpool lane, work and errands with grace. These 10 fashionable and affordable pieces from Walmart will take mom's style game up a notch so she can look good, feel good and be ready for whatever the day throws at her.
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
Calling all Marvel fanatics! Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 25th with the remaining superheroes banding together to defeat Thanos once and for all in this conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War. Power up for the eagerly anticipated action adventure with cool collectibles, action figures and gear suitable for superkids of all ages.
If your kids immediately go to glowing electronics to keep themselves entertained, it's time to get them thinking outside the box. And brain teasers are the perfect place to start. From games to activity books to classic puzzles like Rubik's Cube, brain teasers will get your little ones using their noodle and developing cognitive-strategy and decision-making skills while having fun. The brain teasers below, available at popular retailers including Target and Amazon, are perfect for everyone from toddler to pre-teen, and are a great way to unplug and connect with each other. In a world consumed by iPads and TV, even one hour away from the screen is a step in the right direction.
Who says that unicorns aren't real? Certainly not young fans fascinated with these beautiful, mythological creatures. This fabled horned horse has the power to put a huge smile on your kiddo's face with adorable pieces inspired by the colorful legend. In honor of National Unicorn Day on April 9, we've rounded up a collection of delightful picks from dreamy stuffed animals to sparkly clothing and accessories sure to spark imaginations. Check out this enchanting selection specifically designed to charm wide-eyed little ones who still believe in magic.
Sometimes it's best to think outside of the box. Unfortunately, cleanup time is not one of them. As all parents know, kiddos believe the perfect spot for storing their toys is on the floor. While this might be convenient for all of those dolls and dinosaurs to swiftly spring into action when it's time to play, the massive mess probably isn't a good look for mom. Luckily, for everyone's sake, there are super cool storage solutions that are not only functional, they're also fun and perfect for bedrooms and playrooms. Parents can even turn tidying up into a teachable moment. "Introducing kids early on to organizing will set them up for success later in life," says Tracy McCubbin, decluttering expert and author of This Book Will Set You Free: The 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks and How to Finally Conquer Them. "Organizing their toys when they are little will teach kids how to keep their future homes neat and even manage their schedules." Time to round up the best storage solutions for keeping your kid's play space looking spick-and-span! Check out our these awesome picks to give those games and gadgets a stylish home while making mom and dad happy. Toys in the bin or bust!
Humidifiers can be helpful for adults and kids who have allergies and whose sinuses are aggravated by dry air. Although humid air can offer short-term relief for irritated sinuses, allergens like mold and dust mites can thrive in air that is too humid or humidifiers that aren't cleaned regularly. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the best allergy-relieving results. Both warm mist and cool mist humidifiers can provide allergy relief, it's up to personal preference which you choose to use. If you're looking for the best humidifiers for allergies, check out these products from retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target.
The hills are alive with the sound of music! Looking to scale back a little on electronic toys? Then it's time to make some noise with cool musical instruments designed to bring harmony to the home without driving Mom and Dad completely crazy. Music plays a significant role in stimulating brain development, coordination and creativity in babies and kids. In celebration of the 33rd annual Music in Our Schools Month, we've taken note of the best instruments guaranteed to bring music to your ears. Whether you have a pint-sized percussionist or a budding Beethoven, get ready to rock!
Spring break gets the wheels turning for creative ways to improve the backyard before summer. How can we maximize our time outside this year? Houzz has 10 ideas for turning your yard into the neighborhood hangout.
Every parent is in search of the safest products for their baby, and green products designed to save the planet are a perfect pick for little ones while protecting Mother Earth. "When a child is born, their immune systems are exceptionally fragile, so it's pivotal to ease the toxic overload they are exposed to during their developing years," advises Gay Browne, environmental health advisor and author of Living With a Green Heart. "If I can suggest the most important time to jump into your own personal environmental health, it would have to be the moment you decide to become a parent." In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we've rounded up the best eco-friendly finds to help ease mom and dad's concerns and even reduce baby's carbon footprint.
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
This factual sasquatch bigfoot book is meant to be read by children in elementary school, as well as adults who are interested in ...this mysterious topic. The author simply tells what she has seen and what has happened when she is present. It is an ongoing adventure which she hopes to pursue in the spring and summer of 2017 and on. read more
Book 8 in Malky Weinstock's Bestselling Lite Girl Series!"Why are treats only for Shabbos? What makes Shabbos so special?" Yael wo...nders as she shops with Mommy to prepare for Shabbos. Join Yael as she discovers why Shabbos is the most special day of the week! A charming book for every home, to enhance and glorify Shabbos!Yael is a Lite Girl, and you can be one, too!The Lite Girl Series -- love ... inspire ... teach ... encourage read more
Teachers! You will love this one, which is almost a whole unit on migration wrapped in a winning combination of easy verse, factua...l language, and beautiful illustrations. For animals, migration is a powerful compulsion, sometimes over long distances, often skipping meals. Sometimes, as in the case of the monarch butterfly, a round-trip takes several generations. Why do they do it? How do they succeed? The ten featured species offer a broad representation of migration: loggerhead turtles, monarch butterflies, manatees, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Pacific salmon, Canada geese, California gray whales, caribou, Arctic tern, and emperor penguin. The book is loaded with additional tips for teachers. Once again Marianne Berkes combines her teaching, writing, and theatrical skills to combine entertainment with education--creative non-fiction at its best. read more
Presents six projects that teach readers how to upcycle trash into treasure, including a headband, coiled baskets, and a scarf.
This book presents a variety of craft projects that can be created using recycled trash and found objects.
Presents seven projects for creative "upcycling"--using used and recycled products to create decorative items, including a button ...bouquet, bag tag necklace, and keyboard journal. read more
Cool Paper Projects: Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Trash Into Treasure
Cool Fabric Projects: Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Trash Into Treasure
Readers learn how to make useful items for school.
Readers learn how to create decorative accessories for their room.
Features how-to guides on creating bath & beauty products including lip gloss, bath salts, hand lotion, and headbands.
Handmade, customized bracelets are a great way to show your friends how important they are to you. Crafters practice comprehension... skills as they use text and diagrams to follow the steps for each project. The activities push students to learn and apply domain-specific vocabulary, practice new techniques, and build on concepts that may already be familiar. Other tools, including an index and additional resources, encourage readers to locate information and explore further independently. read more
This book includes ideas for turning common household items into a variety of interesting and creative crafts. Crafters practice c...omprehension skills as they use text and diagrams to follow the steps for each project. The activities push students to learn and apply domain-specific vocabulary, practice new techniques, and build on concepts that may already be familiar. Other tools, including an index and additional resources, encourage readers to locate information and explore further independently. read more
This book includes ideas for turning a common household item into a variety of interesting and creative crafts. Crafters practice ...comprehension skills as they use text and diagrams to follow the steps for each project. The activities push students to learn and apply domain-specific vocabulary, practice new techniques, and build on concepts that may already be familiar. Other tools, including an index and additional resources, encourage readers to locate information and explore further independently. read more
The book follows a young boy as he humorously goes through the various steps that are needed to sneak a monster into school.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Recounts the further escapades of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he continues his V...iking training, during which he escapes from a boatload of Roman soldiers and searches for his kidnapped dragon. read more
With Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines, you’ll create thirteen zany and awesome mechanical contraptions using stuff from arou...nd the house.Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines is inspired by the amazing artwork of renowned cartoonist, engineer, and inventor Rube Goldberg, whose wacky, imagined machines accomplished tasks by taking the most complicated route possible. This book invites kids to this wonderful world of creating crazy contraptions. In this entertaining and instructive book, mechanical engineer and educator Paul Long gives step-by-step instructions for making low-tech devices using everyday objects in inspired and ingenious ways. Create machines that flip a light switch, squeeze toothpaste, dispense candy, make music, and more. Each of the thirteen projects demonstrates how to build the machine's various elements, and explains how they work together to make a mind-boggling mechanism that delivers hours of fun and fascination. Also included are interesting sidebars on the science behind each gadget, plus tips and tricks for success.Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines gives you the know-how to start your own fantastic chain reactions. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Follows the further adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as ...his Viking training continues and his father leads a stranger and the Hairy Hooligans to the Isle of Skullions in search of a pirate's treasure. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When an uprising of nasty dragons begins, it becomes clear that their main target is Hiccup... Horrendous Haddock III, leaving the scrawny Viking no choice but to fight to defend his archipelago. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The Doomsday of Yule has arrived, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy... with nothing to show--but everything to fight for. Hiccup's Quest is clear... But can he end the rebellion? Can he prove himself to be King of the Wilderwest? Can he save the dragons? The stakes have never been higher, as the very fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance! read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When his best friend Fishlegs is stricken with Vorpentitis, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III m...ust outwit Sharkworms, Doomfangs, and Hooligans to find a potato--the rare cure for this deadly disease. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Hiccup is stranded on the Beach of the Broken Heart, he must face UG the Uglithug and ...complete the impossible task. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The Dragon Rebellion has begun, bringing the Vikings' darkest hour upon them. Hiccup has be...come an outcast, but that won't stop him from going on the most harrowing and important quest of his life. He must find the Dragon's Jewel in order to save his people... but where should he begin? read more
Get kids excited about sewing with projects they will actually want to make, such as a critter coin pouch, chalkboard backpack, me...rmaid tail blanket, glow-in-the-dark light bulb, traveler neck pillow, and more! Each of the 13 projects includes an... read more
Authentic Creativity - How to Make the Most of Your Creative Intent, Strategy and Perspective (Cheryl Bezuidenhout), is about unlo...cking your true potential as a visual artist. It is for creative individuals who seek to balance the challenges of intentions, actions and perceptions every day in their creative world. The book is a guide to discovering untapped creative potential by learning to overcome artistic challenges, solve creative and professional dilemmas and grow into your own Authentic Creativity. Filled with suggestions, exercises, advice and observations, Authentic Creativity will get you started on a path to understanding your creative Intent, Strategy and Perspective today. The creative process relies on three fundamentals that underpin our decision-making: intent, strategy, and perspective. Keeping these three fundamentals in sync with each other is a requirement for living a fulfilled life as an authentic, creative individual. The harmony of the three is a constant exercise in balancing and rebalancing our intentions, our actions, and our perceptions. With conscious effort and self-awareness, we can break free of the stifling effects of an ordinary life filled with mundane challenges that leave us creatively stumped and drained. This book can show you how to better equip yourself for an authentic, creative lifestyle, both personally and professionally. It is full of questions to ask yourself, perspectives on what drives our creativity as well as what prevents us from tapping into it. It also reveals how we can benefit from our creativity's great potential. Read about the challenges creativity itself can present, coping with difficult decision processes, and see insights on action/follow through on projects and assignments. Authentic Creativity is written from the point of view of the author, a seasoned visual artist with over 25 years as a graphic designer, artist and photographer. The insights and experiences in the book are Cheryl's own and are offere read more