What a great book for so many reasons! 60+ projects to create from basic supplies are presented by theme, challenge level and materials needed to complete the activities. Each project is labeled as to level of challenge, from projects requiring few tools or special skills (Level 1) to those introducing new techniques and requiring several steps to complete (Level 3). I particularly like the projects titled Sandpaper Relief Print (Level 2, Bean-and-Seed Pendant (Level 2), and Leaping Lizard (Level 3).
A unique feature of the book offers several projects that include brief references to famous artists that used similar techniques for their masterpieces. (A cool idea would be to display kids’ projects next to a copy of the master’s!) Advice and ideas on getting organized before starting a project are offered. The book promotes the use of recyclable materials (great for SLP & Earth Day) and ideas on how to display art ‘creations’ are also included.
If you like this book, you may want to check out Cut-Paper Play! also by Sandi Henry.