Read, Learn & Create--The Ocean Craft Book (Hardcover)
With topics sure to stimulate creative thinking and artistic prowess, these fun ocean crafts will motivate little ones to venture outside for inspiration. Perfect for your preK explorers and your elementary artists. Make a craft inspired by ocean--and learn something, too!
What can you create with just a cardboard box and some construction paper? Your very own coral reef! Use easy-to-follow directions to make thirteen crafts (and one recipe), each one focused on the ocean. Crafts include fun facts and additional resources, giving covert learning opportunities for your little explorer and reducing screentime.
About the Author
* Clare Beaton creates illustrations for children's books using felt, buttons, fabrics, and other recycled materials. She has made art for children's puzzles and games, as well as television ads. She studied graphics and illustration and has three grown children. Clare grew up in North London where she still lives and works.
* Rudi Haig is a digital content editor, copywriter, and journalist. He considers himself a bon vivant who loves pop culture, film, music, travel, coffee, and living beyond his means. He lives in London.<
Young makers will learn ways to use (and reuse) everyday items in craft projects based on various kinds of ocean life, but this book goes above and beyond, also teaching about those creatures and the waters they call home. The double-page spreads are well organized, keeping all informational text about the given subject on the left-hand page, while placing all instructions for a related craft on the right-hand page. Beaton’s illustrations of the animals, such as dolphins and sharks, are colorful, and they are accompanied by helpful templates as well as an image of the finished craft. Steps are clearly described and can be completed by children with little to no adult supervision. Interesting facts about each animal will help children understand more about marine life, the dangers of pollution, and what they can do to help. Written in a knowledgeable voice and combining fun facts with creative ideas, this informative craft book is a must for any nonfiction children’s collection.
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