Cool Plastic Projects: Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Trash into Treasure (Cool Trash to Treasure)
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.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
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.
Whether your child's school uniform is a sweater and khakis or a sweet dress, these classic pieces earn an A-plus for style.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
Summer's almost over and it won't be long before it's time to head back to school. But why make your kids spend the last days of vacation in stores when you can do all of your shopping online at Target? Whether you're using Target School List Assist or picking out your own classroom essentials, we've rounded up our favorite Target school supplies that you can shop below.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
Nutrient-rich routines for your future foodie start with wholesome baby food. From baby food makers and accessories to where to find baby food recipes, we'll help you discover the tools you need for homemade baby food.
Before starting your little one on solid foods, be sure to talk with your pediatrician about meal safety and foods to avoid.
Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
Learn why the Parenting.com editors (and hundreds of reviewers) can't stop raving about the Molekule air purifier. Spoiler alert: Not only does it clean the air like never before, but it's also off-the-charts stylish. Parents, this is one nursery essential you won't want to miss.
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
Exciting book of extreme sports adventures by daring, lifelong adventurer, Gary Paulsen
Excerpt from A Singer From the SeaHis cottage was not far off, and he went there. As he approached, a woman rose from the steps an...d, with her knitting in her hand, went inside. She was putting the kettle on the fire as he entered, and she turned her head to smile upon him. It was a delightful smile, full of love and pleasure, and she accompanied it with a little nod of her head that meant any good thing he liked -to ask of her.Aw, my dear, he said, I do think the little maid is a sight too long away.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Look up! Look down! Move around! Everywhere you go, there are great pictures just waiting to be made! Kids love to take pictures! ...With Photo Adventures for Kids, you can encourage your child’s passion while exploring the art of photography together! With this book, your child will become an official Photo Adventurer and go on a very important mission to solve the greatest mystery of photography―learning how to find a great photograph no matter where they are. Whether they’re at home or at school, in the backyard or on a field trip, in the city or in nature, they’ll learn the important lesson of how to “see” where the best photographs are hidden in any location. Packed with games, strategies, lessons, and challenges, Photo Adventures for Kids makes learning about photographic composition and framing easy and fun. The book also features a cutout “viewfinder” device at the back of the book, which kids can use to explore their environment. In Photo Adventures for Kids, your child will learn all about: • Composition • Framing • Perspective • Leading lines • Subject placement • And much more! The mission is to find great photographs anywhere and everywhere. Hurry! Adventure awaits! read more
Includes updated Math Standards! Each deck of Show What You Know® on STAAR, Mathematics Flash Cards includes 90+ cards with text i...n Spanish. The front of each flash card presents a question aligned to one of the TEKS, as well as a correlation in the top left corner. On the back of each multiple choice question, the correct answer is given along with an analysis explaining why each choice is correct or incorrect. read more
Presents seven projects that teach readers how to upcycle trash into treasure, including a birdfeeder, lanterns, and tile coasters.... read more
Cool Paper Projects: Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Trash Into Treasure
Cool Fabric Projects: Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Trash Into Treasure
This book presents a variety of craft projects that can be created using recycled trash and found objects.
"creative handmade projects for kids"-- Cover.
For those who have attempted to overcome your concerns about making art, about creating, about being creative and about finding a ...better part of yourself in this process. This is a book for you. 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
This book "DIY (Do It Yourself) Upcycle Projects" will help you to learn different easy ways to decorate your space. Simple and ea...sy wooden pallet projects are not only fun but they will enable you to learn the skills to make beautiful furniture for your read more
Big and small, young and young-at-heart - this is the perfect gift for all Lego fans!20 awesome LEGO projects for "on-the-go"This ...is the perfect gift for Lego fans big and small: A handy metal box containing 52 cards with step-by-step instructions for 20 projects to build with the bricks you have at home. Plants and people and all sorts of vehicles are just waiting to be constructed. All you have to do is use your imagination and your creativity, and start building now! read more
Readers learn to make decorative items to accompany reading and writing.
Provides step-by-step instructions for crafting seventy-five projects for the home, each of which costs fifty dollars or less to c...omplete, in a book that includes a key denoting how long a project takes, how much it costs, and the level of difficulty. read more
A fun and imaginative collection of horseback riding illustrations that are waiting to be brought to life through coloring.
Featuring over 35 projects, this book by two knitware instructors presents an easy-to-learn, fun approach to crocheting beautiful ...garments and stylish items for home decor. 100 color photos. 175 illustrations. read more
Whip the girl in your life into a bedroom decorating frenzy with We Love to Sew—Bedrooms by Annabel Wrigley of Little Pincushion S...tudio. With 23 easy-to-sew and no-sew projects that range from simple to moderately difficult, this inspiring book encourages kids to mix and match a variety of styles, from modern to boho to whimsical. Also included are detailed instructions on creating mood boards to capture their very own unique vision, as well as basic information about sewing, supplies, and sewing machine basics that will lay the foundation for a lifelong love of all things handmade. 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.
•Comprehensive and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions•Learn how to build your own new faction of alien robots in disguise!•T...he perfect present for budding builders who are also Transformers fansFed up with your existing collection of Transformers and their old gimmicks? Why not create some new ones with special characteristics, just based on your home collection of Lego bricks? Comprehensive and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions provide guidance on how to build your own new faction of alien robots in disguise! read more
Designed especially for kidsThis book provides easy-to-understand building instructions to help create tons of Lego models from ou...ter space!This new volume in the successful Lego books series addresses young Lego enthusiasts. It provides helpful information on how kids can create the coolest projects from outer space, out of just a few bricks from their home collection. Whether small spaceships, robots, lightsabers or any figures from their favorite science-fiction-movies, all these projects are described in easy- to-follow step-by-step instruction! Just start building, but do not forget: Just click - do not glue, clip or paint!This book is the first in a series of Lego Tips for Kids.Also available:Big Unofficial Lego Builder's Book ISBN 9783868526585 - $29.99Build Your Own Galaxy ISBN 9783868527773 - $29.99Little Box of Lego Projects ISBN 9783868529265 - $16.99Build You Own Knight's Realm ISBN 9783868529258 - $29.99Lego Tips, Tricks and Building Techniques ISBN 9783958431348 - $29.95 read more
•Comprehensive and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions•Perfect for budding builders who are also fans of the Minions•Learn ho...w to build Gru and his friends out of the bricks of your Lego home collectionThe series of Lego builders' books for kids is continued with a new collection of cool projects, enabling you to create your own tribe of playful Minions. You need nothing but your basic home collection of Lego bricks to make them come to life. Bestow these loveable little helpers with features and characteristics of your choice, and give them a new chance to find their favorite super villain! Become the master of minion madness! read more
So much depends on how you look at things: Are you a glass-half-empty person, or do you discover advantages where other people fin...d only weaknesses? When it comes to raising healthy, happy kids, positive encouragement and support can work miracles where attempts to change and control create frustration and resentment. In her first book, "The Gift of ADHD," psychologist Lara Honos-Webb offers a positive, strengths-affirming new way to look at kids who present behaviors associated with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Instead of struggling to "tame" your easily distracted child, she shows you how to appreciate your child's creativity, sensitivity, and passion for living. In this book, she develops the ideas from "The Gift of ADHD" into 101 simple and engaging activities you can use to develop your child's unique strengths. The chapters of the book explore ways you can shift your thinking about different aspects of ADHD. Each starts with a short discussion of how a particular challenge can be reconceived as a strength. After that, the book dives into fun and positive activities you and your child can do together-often in just a few minutes-to help develop and reinforce the gifts of ADHD. 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
Woodworking might not seem like your typical hobby, even for a DIY “professional.” From the number of tools required to the seemin...gly complicated directions of projects, many people avoid woodworking all together. The truth is, however, that... read more
The Story in History gives students and teachers an entirely new way to learn about American history by re-experiencing it from th...e vantage point of the imaginative writer. In over twenty exercises using sources as various as early maps of the Americans, Walt Whitman's accounts of the Civil War, Sioux oral histories, diaries of the women on the Oregon Trail, ads in 1940s issues of Life, and poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks and Pablo Neruda, students combine research, imagination, and personal memory to explore both the "big events" and everyday life, in their own poems, stories, and plays. read more