Out of the Box

Out of the Box

Book - 2017
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Provides step-by-step instructions for creating objects out of such cardboard materials as boxes and tubes, including a zebra mask, a theater, a penguin family, and a pirate ship.
Publisher: New York, New York :, DK Publishing,, 2017.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781465458964
1465458964
Branch Call Number: J 745.54 WE
Characteristics: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Byrne, Edward - Illustrator

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Apr 21, 2018

This book is okay. It has some creative resources and ideas like ways to help children cut cardboard materials, and a few templates for game making, but overall it is pretty intensive, and the examples in the book were almost too polished with that adult centered "look at how good this looks" finish which I didn't like. I think children need to see work made by children especially when it is a book to help them get their creative juices flowing. Lastly, the one project in the book I thought my elementary students would love, the paper tube lizards, didn't end up having a template in the back, where as all the others did. If you are an adult and you want to show off how crafty you can be, this book is for you. I won't say it didn't inspire me, as a teacher I can build on the base of these crafts, but almost all of the crafts need to be modified to actually be appropriate for age group it targets. However, if you are working with your children one-on-one (and you don't have an entire 30 kiddo class like me) you might be able to give your child the support they need to be successful at some of these projects.

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