Today’s the day, it’s here! I’ve been working on this book since January and I’m so happy to finally share Cardboard Creations with you!
Do you look at every recycled item as potential art material? Do you wonder what to do with them? Do you want your children to use these materials to make stuff and explore their imagination?
Well if you’ve answered yes to even one of these questions, I am here to tell you that my new book is made for YOU. I know you will love it as much as I do.
A Peak Inside the Pages of Cardboard Creations
Twenty Projects with Easy Instructions
These are not “crafts”. Your child won’t get frustrated.
With open-ended projects, children will feel successful because there is no right or wrong. Just set out the supplies, and for the most part, let them explore.
Cardboard is the predominant “free” material that we use, but projects also incorporate milk cartons, styrofoam, paper bags, cardboard tubes, and so many other things from around the house.
Master Supply List / Recyclables List
Fill your art shelves with everything you need to do all 20 projects.
Stock up on art supplies just once! There is nothing more frustrating than picking a project to make with the kids but not having the right supplies. I have made it easy for you with my printable master list. Simple supplies, most of which you probably have already.
Also, find and collect the most interesting recyclables with my master list – also printable – and learn how best to store and display them in your home or classroom.
Three Bonus Materials
EXCLUSIVE! You won’t find these anywhere else.
Print these out and hang in your art area for reference.
Book List ~ Take a trip to the library and grab these picture books about repurposing, tinkering, creativity, using your imagination, and artful friendships.
Color Families ~ Little ones like to mix all the colors together. Use this guide to put out colors that are in the same family so you never have mucky paintings.
Art Class Etiquette ~ There is no right or wrong in art class. No rules… except these few. Just to keep the art space positive and clean.
Watch for a sneak peak!
With pages such as “Teacher Tips”, “Build Creative Confidence”, and “Art Bar Inspired”, there are so many resources and goodies to help and encourage both you and your little ones.
Spark that imagination!
Children don’t need fancy supplies to get creative. Believe me. Most kids just want an opportunity to cut, glue, squeeze, splatter, tape, crumple, smush, and paint. The beauty of my projects is that they can start with one idea, and turn it into something else completely. A shoe box theatre can become a boat, a cake can become a rocket ship, a piece of styrofoam becomes a camera.
There are lots and lots of craft books out there, but not as many books for young children that celebrate and encourage exploration and originality.
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If you love this eBook, you’ll love my first book!