Heritage Crafts and Skill-Building Projects for Kids

By Delanie Holton-Fessler

Make, innovate, and connect—20 classic and inventive projects for kids ages 3 to 11.

Learn to handcraft from an experienced art educator who weaves a story of human creativity and modern tinkering, from the very beginnings of building shelters in the woods to utilizing recycled materials. When you come to Maker Camp, you’ll discover

  • heritage skills that help kids become independent and capable makers;

  • fiber and wood projects that teach planning, preparation, and safe risk-taking; and

  • tinkering activities that connect the low-tech process of making and doing with innovation.

From soap carving and knot tying to building toy cars and junk robots, this book links techniques of the past with the present while offering the fun of making things with your own hands. Each project includes extensions for different ages and abilities as well as guiding questions to enrich the experience for both the craftsman (teacher/parent) and the apprentice (child) to encourage and celebrate creative, practical play.

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