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This pack contains 300 high-quality origami sheets printed with 12 different natural-looking and attractive Japanese washi prints.... The handmade look of this paper was selected to enhance the creative work of modular origami artists and paper crafters.... read more

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$18.95 $15.16

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a delightful selection of thirteen Chinese folktales as told by author-illustrator Mingmei ...Yip. Inspired by her father's nightly story-telling adventures when she was a child, Yip hopes that by "retelling some of these thousand-year-old Chinese stories," she can pass along Chinese folklore and fables to many readers.Children will also enjoy Mingmei Yip's other collection of Chinese Children's Stories: Grandma Panda's China Storybook.Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated stories will give children aged five to ten in other countries a glimpse into both the tradition and culture of China. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. In Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, discover the many delightful characters--from a monkey and fairy, to ghosts and frogs--in stories such as:The Mouse BrideDream of the ButterflyThe Ghost CatcherThe Frog Who Lived in a WellHow the Fox Tricked the TigerThe Monkey King Turns the Heavenly Palace Upside Down read more

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$12.95 $11.99

Long before "danger" was a book for boys, there was The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard—a beloved classic by one of the ...original founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The American Boy's Handy Book was designed to provide hundreds of activities for restless young boys—adventures and games, indoors and out, in every season of the year. It was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.Now, this much-loved classic is back in print for a new generation to enjoy. If you're not too young to fly a kite, or too old to enjoy a day of good fishing, The American Boy's Handy Book is chock full of games and activities just for you! There's something for boys of every age and for every day of the year in this book: Building and flying your own kite Making an aquarium Rigging and sailing small boats Camping without a tent Making a corn stalk fiddle Building a snow fortDaniel Beard, a founding member of the Boy Scouts of America, firmly believed in letting boys make their own playthings with their hands, to encourage them to value their own work and gain skills needed to invent, construct and dream successfully. This is truer today than ever before—in a world of video games and cell phones. Welcome the joys of childhood back into your children's lives with The American Boy's Handy Book, and help them discover hobbies, games and activities that will stimulate their imagination and create a sense of adventure in the real world around us. read more

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Make fun and easy paper airplanes with this great origami for kids book.Origami Airplanes is a paper craft book that presents a co...llection of unique origami airplane models from well-known origami author and expert Florence Temko. These 3D paper designed airplanes are great for paper folders of any skill level and is a favorite craft book among children and adults alike. each paper airplane is explained with easy-to-follow diagrams and illustrated with a photograph of the finished origami project. An introduction to paper folding techniques makes it a great book to learn origami and a section on how to design your own paper airplanes opens up endless possibilities for your own creativity. This origami book is sure to provide hours of entertainment for both children and adults.This origami book contains: Full-color 64 page book 20 original origami airplane projects easy-to-follow diagrams Folding tips and backgroundFun and accessible for both the paper crafts novice and the more season paper folder, this wonderfully giftable origami book gets you started right away and is a great value.Origami airplanes include: Blunt Nose Plane Global Flyer Wind Darter Concorde Helicopter and many more… read more

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$9.95 $7.96

Kids will learn how to make colorful kites while exploring Asian culture and history with this easy-to-follow crafts-for-kids book.... The Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands-on projects, readers will explore each art—engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form.In this volume, children will learn how to make a kite. Kite making is a unique craft—with projects that are beautiful, functional, and fun! The colorful, easy-to-follow instructions in Asian Kites will have you building—and flying—fifteen different kites from countries all across Asia, including China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Korea.The full-color instructions make it easy to create these beautiful kites out of everyday materials and the resource guide in the back lists plenty of places to purchase supplies. You'll learn to build: Butterfly kite from China Cobra kite from Thailand Mini kite from Malaysia Shield kite from KoreaAn octopus kite from Japan And more! Fun to build and exciting to fly—this book brings a whole new meaning to the term "go fly a kite!" read more

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$15.95 $10.32

Explore one of Japan's most beautiful traditions while entertaining your family and friends!Tea Ceremony: Explore the unique Japan...ese tradition of sharing tea is an exciting and fun way to introduce Asian culture to kids. Readers will learn all the steps for performing a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. With this book kids will be able to: Perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony at home through easy-to-follow instructions Explore all the elements of an authentic Japanese tea ceremony, including the tea utensils such as the scoop, whisk, bowl, and Fukasa (silk cloth used for cleaning utensils) Know the proper technique for whipping tea and the different kinds of tea usedThe Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands-on projects, readers will explore each art—engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form. read more

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Using colorful illustrations this multicultural children's book introduces readers to Japanese Ikebana. Ikebana, the ancient Japan...ese art of flower arranging, has never been easier—or more fun! This colorful, easy–to–follow guide will walk you through the steps of 10 different ikebana projects. Before you know it, you'll be creating your very own unique and beautiful flower arrangements. Creating flower arrangements is a great way to explore this time-honored Japanese art form.Following the step–by–step instructions, you'll learn to arrange how to create:Kenzan Moribana—a basic style using a low, open containerNageire Ikebana—formal arrangements that balance length and weightSuiban (Water Platter) Ikebana—the earliest form of Ikebana, using a shallow platter filled with waterNatural Style Ikebana—arrangements that imitate natureOnce you've created your own arrangements, you can display them or give them as gifts, sharing a part of nature—and your creativity—with the people around you. read more

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$14.95 $10.37

Kids will love folding their own cars, trucks, trains and planes with this easy origami kit! From the author of bestselling My Fir...st Origami Kit, this awesome kit contains 40 colorful origami papers for exciting models like trains, cars, firetrucks, helicopters, motorcycles and delivery vans, trees and houses. Also included are bonus instructions for an origami tower and a bridge! It also has over 130 stickers and a large fold-out city map to play with the models on. Kids will spend many hours of fun playing in the city, and it's a great way for them to experience the tactile joys of paper folding while fueling their imaginations! Beginning origami folders can create their own world with the exciting origami models and stickers in this origami-for-kids kit, including: A Train Locomotive with a Conductor A Firetruck with Dalmatian and Firefighter A Sailboat with a Captain A Helicopter with a Pilot And many more! Each colorful model comes with simple instructions and matching double-sided origami papers that can be easily folded in a few seconds. Once the models are folded, kids add finishing touches to their work with the colorful stickers provided. This origami kit includes: 130 Colorful Stickers 40 Double-Sided, High-Quality Origami Papers A 48-Page Full-Color Origami BookA Fold-Out City Map 12 Exciting Origami Models read more

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$19.95 $18.68

My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy is a fun and engaging introduction to one of China's most celebrated arts and crafts for kids.... Calligraphy—the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush—has been around for thousands of years. In this fun calligraphy-for-kids book, readers will follow along with Mimi, an eigh- year-old, who takes her first steps towards learning this magical art. Dive in, and explore:The Evolution of Chinese Writing—how Chinese characters first began, thousands of years ago, and how they have evolvedThe Order of the Strokes—learn how to write the strokes in the correct orderThe Radicals—what are they, and how to unlock their secretsThe Four Treasures of Calligraphy— the four essential tools to get startedMovements and Position—how to master your mind's focus, your breathing and even how to moveThe Five Styles of Calligraphy—Zhuan Shu (seal), Li Shu (clerical), Kai Shu (regular), Cao Shu (cursive), and Xing Shu (running)The Eight Strokes— how to draw the eight strokes; with them, you can write anythingWriting a Character in Calligraphy—create an entire character in calligraphyThe included interactive CD-ROM enables learners to play creative games to see, hear and try Chinese writing; listen to the pronunciation of the Chinese characters; observe calligraphers in action and print the characters to create practice pages. read more

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This multicultural children's book presents classic Korean fairy tales and other folk stories—providing a delightful look into a r...ich literary culture. The Korean people possess a folklore tradition as colorful and captivating as any in the world, but the stories themselves still are not as well-known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans Christian Andersen.In her best-selling book for young readers, Frances Carpenter collects thirty-two classic Korean children's stories from the "Land of the Morning Calm": the woodcutter and the old men of the mountain; the puppy who saved his village from a tiger; the singing girl who danced the Japanese general into the deep river; Why the dog and cat are not friends; and even a more familiar tale of the clever rabbit who outsmarted the tortoise. The children of the Kim family sit at their beloved Grandmother's knee to listen to these and other traditional folk tales which are rooted in thousands of years of Korean culture. read more

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$12.95 $8.27

Origami Peace Cranes is a multicultural children's story about the capacity for friendship in all of us, and the power of small, b...ut meaningful actions. When Emma moves to a new town, she's afraid she'll never make friends. She tries her hardest to make a good impression on her new classmates. Through an origami crane project, her classmates show her that they really want to get to know her. Later, when a new family moves into her neighborhood, Emma has a great idea how to make them feel welcome! Filled with fun pictures and ideas, this story addresses the anxiety that comes with new beginnings and introduces kids to moving, making new friends, and starting at a new school. At the end of the book, there instructions for making a paper crane and 12 sheets of origami paper included so that kids can make their own cranes to share! read more