Make, innovate, and connect—20 classic and inventive projects for kids and parents!
Learn to handcraft from an experienced art educator who weaves a story of human creativity and modern tinkering, from the very beginnings of building shelters in the woods to utilizing recycled materials. When you come to Maker Camp, you’ll discover heritage skills that help kids become independent and capable makers; fiber and wood projects that teach planning, preparation, and safe risk-taking; and tinkering activities that connect the low-tech process of making and doing with innovation.
From soap carving and knot tying to building toy cars and junk robots, this book links techniques of the past with the present while offering the fun of making things with your own hands. Each project includes extensions for different ages and abilities as well as guiding questions to enrich the experience for both the craftsman (teacher/parent) and the apprentice (child) to encourage and celebrate creative, practical play.
“This is an educational book that starts out by giving the reader 12 best practices for creative work. These help the reader with the creative and collaborative process of creating various crafts. The book includes activities to make 20 different things such as soap carving, herbal salves and a bee hotel. Each activity states what age level it is for, the time commitment, the mess level, things you need and extensive directions with drawings and pictures to help. Parental support is needed as these are meant for children 3-12 years old.”
“I like that this book is written so clearly. It would be great for a Scout or camp leader, parent, teacher or caregiver who wants to provide some fun crafts for young children.”