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Books

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Get help with downloadable books or ask a librarian or parent for help.



FICTION

Fiction Books

NON-FICTION

Nonfiction Books

Did You Know?

Trashasaurus Rex is one giant craft! It was made for the Imagination Factory in Columbus, Indiana, and was made almost completely from recycled post-consumer waste.

Activities

Carve a Free-Form Sculpture
Try your hand at sculpting!

Chalk Mandala
Mandalas are circular designs found in many cultures. Create one outdoors with sidewalk chalk.

Paper Hellicopter
Make your own helicopter! Drop it, and watch the blades spin!

3D Paper Tree by FirstPalette.com
Follow these directions to make a tree that will stand on its own!

Movies

Creating Kaleidoscope Designs [DVD]
Create cool art! Learn how to create geometric designs that can be flipped and repeated to look like a mirrored kaleidoscope image.

Puppet Power with Michael Moodoo: Animal Puppets [DVD]
This video shows you how to make five animal puppets (zebra, lion, frog, monkey & snake) using things from around the house.

Web Links

Thorne Rooms
These crafts are in a museum! More than half a century ago, Mrs. James Ward Thorne of Chicago designed over 100 tiny, detailed rooms, at a scale of 1” to one foot. Twenty-nine of the rooms are pictured here -click on the images near the bottom of the page to see them close up.

Paper Toys
Lots of cool crafts, like a koi kite, a T-Rex card, or a butterfly basket. Just print them out, cut, glue and play!

Print-n-Play Toys
Print out toys to fold and games to play, with designs in full color.

First Palette Kids' Crafts
Choose from dozens of different crafts, from the circular Asian folding fan to a miniature living room, and lots more. Many can be made from items found around the house.

Trash Matcher from Imagination Factory.
If you’ve got trash, you can do crafts! This page matches your trash with crafts you can make!