|Fun and festive winter crafts : snow globes, groundhog puppets, and fairy masks (Fun and festive crafts for the seasons)|
Author: McGee, Randel
Includes the scientific explanation behind the winter season, a related myth, and step-by-step instructions on how to make eight winter-themed crafts out of various materials.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/15/2014 This entry in the Fun and Festive Crafts for All Seasons focuses on winter and a few of its holidays, both religious and secular. First up, a snow globe made from a recycled jar. Next, a snowman puppet, made out of Popsicle sticks and a couple Styrofoam balls, that can open and close its mouth. Other highlights among the eight projects include a reindeer marionette made out of clay, a Hanukkah pop-up card, and a customizable party hat. Each craft is paired with a brief paragraph related to the project. For example, instructions for making a groundhog puppet follow a short history of Punxsutawney Phil (no source notes are included, however). The instructions for each project have plenty of photos of the craft, both in process and completed, and they include recommendations for adult assistance, where appropriate. Though the directions are occasionally unclear, each project is well within the skill set of the target audience, and with a little help from a grown-up, creative kiddos will likely find plenty to keep them crafting. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.