Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 2: Around the World

As kids explore their own creativity through crafts, they also learn about other countries and cultures. Children quickly discover there is no right or wrong way to be creative. A portion of proceeds is donated to non-profit projects. Produced by Katherine Stull, Inc. Programs available on 13 individual DVDs, Digital Click for more

4. U.S.A

04. U.S.A

Our travel to the U.S.A. steps back to the roots of the country and the traditional crafts it is known for. Projects include: Corn Husk Dolls - First introduced by Native Americans to the settlers, corn husk dolls are fun and easy; Native American Jewelry - The first inhabitants of the United States provide the inspiration for beautiful jewelry from beads and safety pins (though safety pins weren’t around then, but they help create authentic looking designs); Paper Crazy Quilt - Common crazy quilts were made from pieces of exotic fabrics or leftover scraps from clothing, here we use different papers; Flower Press - Make your own press to preserve flowers from your garden and use them for delicate note cards and bookmarks; Stencil Lantern - Join stenciling and tin for a traditional colonial craft. Here we use tin cans and paint to make an "illuminating" lantern perfect for a midnight ride by Paul Revere; Upside-Down Doll - In colonial times, an upside down doll made from fabric scraps was a favorite toy. Using foam and crepe paper you can convert your doll from Betsy Ross to Betsy Metallica and everything in between. 02/07DE PI 30 min.

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