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<B>Advent and Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere </B><I> </I>, LEENMAN, COLLETTE
1 Advent and Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere
LEENMAN, COLLETTE
0473158264 / 9780473158262 
Finding meaningful ways of celebrating Advent and Christmas in late spring and summer is the focus of this book. The emphasis is on using natural materials and trying to avoid the materialism which threatens to overwhelm the Christmas festival. The aim of the book is to encourage your creativity to provide a celebration which is appropriate for the Southern Hemisphere and for your own particular situation. includes colour photographs plus both coloured and black and white drawings.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 4092] 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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<B>African and Caribbean Celebrations: Celebrating Customs and Traditions </B><I> Celebrating Customs and Traditions</I>, JOHNSON, GAIL,  GLANVILLE, CAROLINE
2 African and Caribbean Celebrations: Celebrating Customs and Traditions Celebrating Customs and Traditions
JOHNSON, GAIL, GLANVILLE, CAROLINE
1903458005 / 9781903458006 2007 Paperback 
Illustrations
This work is a wonderful introduction to the rich and varied festival traditions of the African diaspora. African-Caribbean Celebrations follows Hawthorn Press' successful formula of blending information with practical activities so that the reader can engage creatively with the subject. Here, you will find the history and traditions of Junkonnu, Carnival, Crop Over and the other key events of the festival calendar, all beautifully illustrated, and brought to life with stories, songs, games, recipes, crafts, and activities. It features articles and reviews in parenting, education and specialist ethnic interest media such as "The Voice" and "Caribbean Times"; local, regional and national newspapers.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 2081] 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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<B>All Year Round </B><I> A Calendar of Celebrations</I>, DRUITT, ANN,  FYNES-CLINTON, CHRISTINE,  ROWLING, MARYE
3 All Year Round A Calendar of Celebrations
DRUITT, ANN, FYNES-CLINTON, CHRISTINE, ROWLING, MARYE
1869890477 / 9781869890476 1995 Paperback 
illustrations
Full of seasonal stories, activities, crafts, poems and recipes, this book offers a guide to celebrating festivals throughout the seasons. A sequel to "The Children's Year", the book arises from the festivals workshops run by the authors at the annual Lifeways Conference at Emerson College. This book encourages both adults and children to explore forgotten corners of the educational curriculum and develop and adapt the various festivals to fit their own family traditions.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 2010] 
Price: 43.95 AUD
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<B>Baking Bread with Children </B><I> </I>, COHEN, WARREN LEE,  ROWLING, MARIJE
4 Baking Bread with Children
COHEN, WARREN LEE, ROWLING, MARIJE
1903458609 / 9781903458600 2008 Paperback 
Illustrations
Here is an invitation to share the magic of baking bread with children of all ages and everything you need to get started: bread basics for beginners, a variety of delicious recipes, and a rich store of multicultural stories, songs and blessings to enliven the whole experience.This book covers: food; baking; festivals; and children.It is suitable for families; child carers; early years educators; kindergartens; schools; and after-school clubs.It contains reviews and features from parenting, education, and food magazines; national, regional and local newspapers; and ongoing workshops by the author.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 2114] 
Price: 36.95 AUD
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<B>Children's Party Book: For Birthdays and Other Occasions </B><I> For Birthdays and Other Occasions</I>, THOMAS, ANNE,  THOMAS, PETER,  MUTSAARS, ANJO
5 Children's Party Book: For Birthdays and Other Occasions For Birthdays and Other Occasions
THOMAS, ANNE, THOMAS, PETER, MUTSAARS, ANJO
0863156398 / 9780863156397 2008 2 Paperback 
colour illustrations
Now in its second edition, "The Children's Party Book" has become an invaluable reference for parents and carers short on time and ideas. It contains 240 ideas for games and craft activities that will make any children's party, from 3 to 12 years, go with a swing. All the activities are clearly presented with illustrations, diagrams and step-by-step practical descriptions, and are coded for age-suitability. Special topics covered include: how to celebrate that special birthday; how to make and perform a simple theatre for young children; how to organize parties with a seasonal theme; and, how to make attractive decorations.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 679] 
Price: 35.95 AUD
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<B>Children's Year, The </B><I> Seasonal Crafts and Clothes</I>, COOPER, STEPHANIE,  FYNES-CLINTON, CHRISTINE,  ROWLING, MARIJE
6 Children's Year, The Seasonal Crafts and Clothes
COOPER, STEPHANIE, FYNES-CLINTON, CHRISTINE, ROWLING, MARIJE
1903458595 / 9781903458594 2006 2 Hardback 
illustrations
This book has everything you need to get started, with more than a hundred projects for parents and children to enjoy making together. Simple, well-illustrated instructions demonstrate ways to make children's clothing, toys, and gifts, using natural materials. Organized by seasons, the craft activities include knitted Easter chicks, spring flower fairies, summer leaf prints, cosy slippers, pumpkin lanterns, Christmas calendars, indoor play spaces, and much more. Small items such as a tooth fairy purse can be made in a short time, while larger projects can be enjoyed over a weekend or more.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 2113] 
Price: 43.95 AUD
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<B>Crafts Through the Year </B><I> </I>, BERGER, THOMAS,  BERGER, PETRA
7 Crafts Through the Year
BERGER, THOMAS, BERGER, PETRA
0863158285 / 9780863158285 2011 Paperback 
colour illustrations
Making homemade toys and decorations is an excellent way for children to become involved in the celebration of festivals throughout the year. This comprehensive book includes crafts for children to make, either at home or school. Detailed instructions, diagrams and colour photographs on making a range of seasonal items are given: from decorated eggs and pompom, straw and origami animals, to autumn garlands, lanterns, festive wreaths and paper window stars. Packed with enjoyable projects, this is the perfect resource for both parents and teachers. This is a compilation of the Christmas, Easter and Harvest Craft Books. This new edition has been fully revised.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12135] 
Price: 37.50 AUD
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<B>Creative Felt </B><I> Felting and Making More Toys and Gifts</I>, WOLK-GERCHE, ANGELIKA,  CARDWELL, ANNA
8 Creative Felt Felting and Making More Toys and Gifts
WOLK-GERCHE, ANGELIKA, CARDWELL, ANNA
0863156789 / 9780863156786 2009 Paperback 
colour illustrations
Felting has been a popular craft for thousands of years, and felt is a remarkably versatile and easy-to-use material. Now in an expanded second edition, this book teaches you how to make felt without the need for specialist tools. The book also has instructions for a wealth of things to make from felt and this new edition includes an even wider range of toys and gifts. The step-by-step directions and clear colour photographs will guide you through each stage of the felt-making process. Even if you have never used a sewing needle before, the templates and ideas provided will have you making beautiful hats, brooches and dolls in no time!
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 934] 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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<B>Creative Wool </B><I> Making Woollen Crafts with Children</I>, NEUSCHUTZ, KARIN,  BEARD, SUSAN
9 Creative Wool Making Woollen Crafts with Children
NEUSCHUTZ, KARIN, BEARD, SUSAN
0863158005 / 9780863158001 2011 Paperback 
colour illustrations
This lively full-colour illustrated craft book shows how to make a range of handicrafts from fleece and yarn, including toys, friendship bracelets and braids, balls, pompoms, dolls, dolls' clothes and animals. With clear diagrams and step-by-step instructions, the book starts by introducing children to basic methods of spinning yarn, crocheting, knitting and felting. There is a broad range of projects for children of all ages to complete, working together with adults.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12526] 
Price: 27.95 AUD
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<B>Crocheting Soft Toys </B><I> </I>, WOLK-GERCHE, ANGELIKA
10 Crocheting Soft Toys
WOLK-GERCHE, ANGELIKA
1782502416 / 9781782502418 
Crochet your own unique, handmade toys for friends and family - all made with love!

This book includes step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photographs for making a range of toy animals for children to cuddle and play with. Choose from large comforting companions such as a pig, sheep, penguin or cheeky crocodile, or small playful animals such as ducklings, squirrels, frogs and owls.

Each animal is made using basic crochet stitches before being carefully assembled. Clear instructions and diagrams for all the techniques ensure the projects are suitable both for complete beginners and those more accomplished at crochet.

The charming animals featured in this book will provide high-quality, special friends for the children in your life.

Angelika Wolk-Gerche was born in 1951. She studied design in Hanover and became an art teacher. She now works as a freelance illustrator and textile designer, as well as running courses in arts and crafts. She lives near Stuttgart, Germany and is the author of More Magic Wool, Creative Felt and Papercraft (all Floris Books).
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14251] 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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<B>Earth, Water, Fire and Air </B><I> Playful Explorations in the Four Elements</I>, KRAUL, WALTER,  MACLEAN, DONALD
11 Earth, Water, Fire and Air Playful Explorations in the Four Elements
KRAUL, WALTER, MACLEAN, DONALD
0863157688 / 9780863157684 2010 3 Paperback 
colour illustrations throughout
This book encourages children's interest in the natural world, showing a broad range of activities, games and toys to make that involve one of the four elements: earth, water, fire or air. The projects also introduce children to basic scientific principles -- such as gravity, momentum and light refraction -- in fun and creative ways. Full instructions and diagrams are provided for making projects such as a waterwheel, paddle-steamer, propeller plane, parachute, windmill, simple pendulum clock, spinning tops, hot-air balloon and much more. Some are simple enough for a six-year-old, others are challenging enough for a twelve-year-old to enjoy. This new edition includes updated colour photographs and diagrams as well as a handful of new activities for all children to enjoy.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1010] 
Price: 28.95 AUD
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<B>Earthwise </B><I> Environmental Crafts and Activities with Young Children</I>, PETRASH, CAROL
12 Earthwise Environmental Crafts and Activities with Young Children
PETRASH, CAROL
0863151582 / 9780863151583 1992 Paperback 
80 illustrations
Earthwise is full of practical ideas for nature crafts and seasonal activities to encourage young children to be aware of their environment. The activities are carefully written and beautifully illustrated, and will encourage children to develop a respect for nature, the earth and all living creatures. Children will learn about their dependence on the earth's produce (by taking stalks of wheat and turning them into bread-flour); how to create and not just consume (by making their own gifts); how to make butter and grow food (even in the city); and how to make outdoor playhouses from natural materials. The book also contains seasonal suggestions for making a more Earth-friendly home and classroom, and a comprehensive list of resources and suppliers.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 581] 
Price: 31.95 AUD
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<B>Easter Craft Book, The </B><I> </I>, BERGER, TODD R.,  BERGER, PETRA,  LAWSON, POLLY
13 Easter Craft Book, The
BERGER, TODD R., BERGER, PETRA, LAWSON, POLLY
0863151612 / 9780863151613 1993 Paperback 
colour illustrations
Easter time has a traditional wealth of symbols representing new life and rebirth: eggs, hares, chickens and lambs, Mother Earth and the flower children, birds and butterflies. The authors show how to make Easter figures and decorations of dough, wool, felt or tissue paper, as well as different ways of decorating eggs, making egg cosies, puppets and creating a festive table.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 583] 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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<B>Easter in Autumn </B><I> </I>, LEENMAN, COLLETTE
14 Easter in Autumn
LEENMAN, COLLETTE
0473124602 / 9780473124601 2007 Paperback 
photographs, colour and b&w drawings
Contains creative ideas of how to spend Easter with children in Autumn. The emphasis is on using natural materials from the local environment. It contains information about Easter, stories, verse and activities.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 10510] 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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<B>Fairy House </B><I> </I>, SCHRAMER, MIKE AND DEBBIE
15 Fairy House
SCHRAMER, MIKE AND DEBBIE
1939629691 / 9781939629692 2015 
Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from objects found in nature. Through more than 350 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate, tiny cups from acorn pods and grapevine tendrils, dreamlike beds from delicate flowers and leaves, and an amazing array of other beautiful and unique pieces that will inspire the reader to find their true artistic ability and imagination. 

Mike and Debbie Schramer’s nature art has been featured in many books, magazines, and newspapers. Their work has also exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum and Seattle Art Museum, and Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art has many of their intricate fairy pieces in their permanent collection. Commissioned pieces were accepted in the catalogue Finishing Touches for several years and for the New York Toy Fair.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14836] 
Price: 37.50 AUD
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<B>Felt Farm, A </B><I> </I>, REINHARD, ROTRAUD,  CARDWELL, ANNA
16 Felt Farm, A
REINHARD, ROTRAUD, CARDWELL, ANNA
0863157890 / 9780863157899 2011 Paperback 
colour illustrations
This craft book contains step-by-step instructions and beautiful colour photographs showing how to make an entire farm: with a range of felted animals, people and tools, as well as the farmyard itself. The second part of the book is a lovely illustrated story. It uses the characters, animals and settings from the first part to tell the story of a fun-filled day on a farm. You may choose to just make a couple of animals to supplement an existing farm set, or the entire farm, which is a great project for the whole family. Younger ones can make apples, balls or puddles and older children can felt simple animals. Parents and other experienced adults can felt the more intricate animals and put the farm structure together. A felt farm project is a wonderful way for families to spend time together, working with a common purpose. Throughout, experienced felter Rotraud Reinhard provides tips and tricks for working with felt and bringing colour and life to your farm.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1026] 
Price: 32.95 AUD
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<B>Feltcraft: Making Dolls, Gifts and Toys </B><I> Making Dolls, Gifts and Toys</I>, BERGER, PETRA
17 Feltcraft: Making Dolls, Gifts and Toys Making Dolls, Gifts and Toys
BERGER, PETRA
0863157203 / 9780863157202 2010 2 Paperback 
colour illustrations and photographs throughout
Felt is a durable and flexible material that is perfect for children to work with. This book contains a range of simple creative items to make using felt: from dolls and animal figures, to wall hangings and jewellery. All of the projects are accompanied by step-by-step instructions, patterns and colour photographs. They are all suitable for making with children.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 969] 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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<B>Festivals Together: A Guide to Multicultural Celebration </B><I> A Guide to Multi-cultural Celebration</I>, FITZJOHN, SUE,  WESTON, MINDA,  LARGE, JUDY
18 Festivals Together: A Guide to Multicultural Celebration A Guide to Multi-cultural Celebration
FITZJOHN, SUE, WESTON, MINDA, LARGE, JUDY
1869890469 / 9781869890469 1993 Paperback 
illustrations
A resource guide for celebration, and for observing special days, according to traditions based on many cultures, this book brings together the experience, sharing and activities of individuals from a multi-faith community - Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh. It draws on backgrounds as diverse as North and West Africa, the Caribbean, China, India, Ireland, Japan, New England, the Philippines and more. Its unifying thread is our need for meaning, for continuity and for joy. Here are stories, songs, crafts, activities and recipes for sharing throughout the seasons - from Eid, Holi, Easter and Wesak to Advent, Divali and Chinese New Year, children and adults alike should enjoy the tales of Anancy the spider trickster, of Ganesh and how he got his elephant head, and why the sun and moon live in the sky. "Festivals Together" is a book for the classroom, family or community gathering. The reader can learn how to make simple percussion instruments, kites that really fly, a Filipino Christmas star, Chinese lanterns, spring flower festival decorations, diva lamps or Christingle oranges!
Original seasonal songs by Jeanne Mehta complement traditional folk favourites, such as "Sakura" and "Christmas a Come". The book seeks to enrich and widen people's celebration experience, and to reflect the "global village" nature of modern society". As a learning tool or "just for fun", it offers a creative influence for children today.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 2009] 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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<B>Finger Strings: A Book of Cat`s Cradles and String Figures </B><I> A Book of Cat's Cradles and String Figures</I>, TAYLOR, MICHAEL,  SWAIN, ANN
19 Finger Strings: A Book of Cat`s Cradles and String Figures A Book of Cat's Cradles and String Figures
TAYLOR, MICHAEL, SWAIN, ANN
0863156657 / 9780863156656 2008 Mixed media product 
over 600 colour diagrams
Finger string games are a wonderful opportunity for today's children to practise meaningful movement, explore space, interact with others, and exercise their creative spirits. They're also great fun! String games can be particularly useful with children who struggle at school, are dyslexic or who are learning concepts such as 'left and right', 'up and down'. This book contains games that will delight all children, from the very young to those with greater dexterity. Michael Taylor has many years of experience in working with children and has shared his string figures at schools and camps throughout the world. This book contains over 80 inventive and imaginative string games and stories, all clearly illustrated with step-by-step colour diagrams. The book is particularly designed to require as little page-turning as possible in the middle of making a string shape! It includes two brightly coloured strings to get you started.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 925] 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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<B>First Book of Knitting for Children, A </B><I> </I>, GOSSE, BONNIE,  ALLERTON, JILL
20 First Book of Knitting for Children, A
GOSSE, BONNIE, ALLERTON, JILL
0946206554 / 9780946206551 2004 Paperback 
94ill.
This is a knitting book with a difference. Rhymes and photos show in detail the basic steps of knitting. A thorough introduction to knit stitch and purl stitch is followed by simple, enticing patterns for animals. The patterns are easy and exciting to make and the completed projects are fun to play with. Although written for children, this book is a valuable resource for adults. Handwork teachers, parents and grown-ups wishing to learn how to knit will find that the simple to follow instructions, the interesting patterns and the artistic photographs make this book a must for their collection.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 7790] 
Price: 28.90 AUD
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