Craft Star: Green Crafts

by Megan Friday

Walter Foster Jr | January 1, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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Do you enjoy making crafts and taking care of the planet? Well here’s your chance to do both! With this helpful book as your guide, you will never look at discarded cans, newspapers, and cereal boxes in the same way again. Transform baby jars into fanciful tealight holders and use the lids to make quirky refrigerator magnets; give your worn-out plastic water bottle a lift with the help of some ribbon and glue; turn an old glass bowl into a decoupaged work of art; or jazz up a plain t-shirt with an earth-friendly message. Projects include a comprehensive materials list and easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrations and instructions. And full-color images of finished crafts will spark ideas and have your creativity soaring in no time. Being green has never been so much fun!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 64 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.25 in

Published: January 1, 2010

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600586023

ISBN - 13: 9781600586026

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Craft Star: Green Crafts

Craft Star: Green Crafts

by Megan Friday

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 64 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.25 in

Published: January 1, 2010

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600586023

ISBN - 13: 9781600586026

About the Book

This eco-friendly book teaches kids how to have fun with recycling and spread the world about "going green." All types of basic recycled household items are used to create a variety of fun and funky crafts, including stationery, gift bags, a picture frame, and more. Colorful illustrations and simple steps make the projects easy to complete, and design templates are included so young crafters can get started right away. With this guide, kids can see how fun and easy it is to recycle something old into something new and crafty!

From the Publisher

Do you enjoy making crafts and taking care of the planet? Well here’s your chance to do both! With this helpful book as your guide, you will never look at discarded cans, newspapers, and cereal boxes in the same way again. Transform baby jars into fanciful tealight holders and use the lids to make quirky refrigerator magnets; give your worn-out plastic water bottle a lift with the help of some ribbon and glue; turn an old glass bowl into a decoupaged work of art; or jazz up a plain t-shirt with an earth-friendly message. Projects include a comprehensive materials list and easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrations and instructions. And full-color images of finished crafts will spark ideas and have your creativity soaring in no time. Being green has never been so much fun!

About the Author

A self-taught crafter, Megan Friday enjoys doing anything creative—including knitting, sewing, paper crafts, cooking, and photography. Megan was an early childhood educator for 12 years before taking some time away to raise her son and daughter. Megan is delightfully married to a graphic designer and their family resides in Boulder, Colorado.

Editorial Reviews

FRIDAY, Megan. Green Crafts: Become an Earth-Friendly Craft Star, Step by Easy Step! photos by Joel Schnell. illus. by Diana Fisher. 64p. (Craft Star Series). Walter Foster. 2010. pap. $8.95. ISBN 978-1-60058-602-6. LC number unavailable.

Gr 4-7–This is a book for children who wish to display their environmentalism proudly. Many of the 16 green-themed crafts involve decorating household items with environmental slogans. Some of the projects suggest ways of recycling used objects, while others have crafters use new materials to make reusable items. Side notes explain how each craft helps protect the environment. The projects are targeted for ages eight and up and are at a good difficulty level for that group with some parental assistance. Attractive photographs and clear line drawings of individual steps in the creative process enhance the text. -- School Library Journal, April 2010

Appropriate for ages: 8