I think you all know that I wrote an e-book back in May, called Cardboard Creations. Well, lucky me! My friend Asia Citro, who started her own very successful publishing company called The Innovation Press, asked if I wanted to collaborate with her and make it into a real book. Of course I said YES! And now, six months later, here it is!! Let me tell you all about it…
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Buy Cardboard Creations here on Amazon. Or on Book Depository if you are outside the U.S.
Do you look at every recycled item as potential art material? Are you wondering what to do with them? Have you envisioned your children using 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.
Over 150 Variations and Extensions
– At the end of each project, there are at least five ways to extend the project, and five ways to make the project different.
– Perfect for classrooms or multi-age kids at home where skill level differs.
– Also included are phrases to help engage your child in conversations about their creations.
Collecting and Storing Recyclables
– Ideas on finding the most interesting recyclables.
– How best to store your collected materials and display them in your home or classroom so that it isn’t a big mess!
Plus even More!
– With a Mater Supply List, you can fill your art shelves with everything you need to do all 20 projects. No running to the craft store mid-project.
– All about Color Families and how to set out paint colors that lead to successful mixing (i.e. no brown).
– See Instagram photos from around the word that were inspired by my cardboard creations!
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.
Buy my new book here on Amazon. Or on Book Depository if you are outside the U.S.
I know you will love it!
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If you love Cardboard Creations, you’ll love my first book!
Is it available as e-book as well?
Hi Tracey, yes the e-book version will be available. in a few days, I have to replace the old file with the new one. would you like me to email you when it’s ready? ~ Bar
I am using your book as part of a 3rd grade lesson plan on recycling. I am a student currently at Western Governor’s University. I also love art, and thought this would be a great book to incorporate into my cross-curricular lesson plan. I now just need to find literary elements and principals of art to add to my plan. Are there any that stand out to you?
Thanks for an awesome book!!!
I have a book list that is in my shop on my blog, it’s downloadable for $1. this could definitely help with your literary element! as for principals of art, you could use many, such as balance (TP roll sculptures), proportion, variety, and even harmony. best of luck, thanks for buying my book! xx Bar
How do I purchase a book?
Hi Shana, you can just click on the link in the article, or search Cardboard Creations on any book selling website. Thank you! ~ Bar