Green Crafts

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Green Crafts

Become an Earth-Friendly Craft Star, Step by Easy Step!

By Megan Friday; Rebecca J. Razo (Editor); Diana Fisher (Illustrator)

Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600586026, 64pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

Do you enjoy making crafts and taking care of the planet? Well here's your chance to do both With this helpful book as your guide, you will never look at discarded cans, newspapers, and cereal boxes in the same way again. Transform baby jars into fanciful tealight holders and use the lids to make quirky refrigerator magnets; give your worn-out plastic water bottle a lift with the help of some ribbon and glue; turn an old glass bowl into a decoupaged work of art; or jazz up a plain t-shirt with an earth-friendly message. Projects include a comprehensive materials list and easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrations and instructions. And full-color images of finished crafts will spark ideas and have your creativity soaring in no time. Being green has never been so much fun.

About the Author
A self-taught crafter, Megan Friday enjoys doing anything creative--including knitting, sewing, paper crafts, cooking, and photography. Megan was an early childhood educator for 12 years before taking some time away to raise her son and daughter. Megan is delightfully married to a graphic designer and their family resides in Boulder, Colorado.

Kelly Larsen is a registered nurse, nation-wide lecturer, Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Sifu Master Instructor in Hung Ga Kenbo and Tai Chi Chuan, spiritual teacher, and devoted wife and mother. She has studied enlightenment, the anatomy of the soul, healing, and human potential from diverse perspectives, and maintained a rigorous spiritual practice for 30 years, making her a leading expert on spiritual development and harmonizing the spiritual path with modern-day life and family.

Praise For Green Crafts

FRIDAY, Megan. Green Crafts: Become an Earth-Friendly Craft Star, Step by Easy Step! photos by Joel Schnell. illus. by Diana Fisher. 64p. (Craft Star Series). Walter Foster. 2010. pap. $8.95. ISBN 978-1-60058-602-6. LC number unavailable.

Gr 4-7–This is a book for children who wish to display their environmentalism proudly. Many of the 16 green-themed crafts involve decorating household items with environmental slogans. Some of the projects suggest ways of recycling used objects, while others have crafters use new materials to make reusable items. Side notes explain how each craft helps protect the environment. The projects are targeted for ages eight and up and are at a good difficulty level for that group with some parental assistance. Attractive photographs and clear line drawings of individual steps in the creative process enhance the text. -- School Library Journal, April 2010