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10-minute seasonal crafts for summer
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Who doesn't love summer? Of course, students look forward to the academic break, but there are many educational opportunities this warm season provides outside the classroom. These fun step-by-step projects are sure to engage young readers while the accom
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Gr 3-5-Turn a dried orange slice into a festive ornament or small drink bottles into penguin bowling pins. Nine art projects, most made with found natural objects such as pine cones, pebbles, and leaves, encourage creativity using techniques that include gluing, printing, and tying twigs together. On the plus side, materials are easily available. On the minus, process photos are hemmed in by twig frames and overly ornamented design, making potentially useful details too small to see. Many of the activities fail to specify size and scale, leaving it up to crafters to experiment via trial and error. While it is true that these projects can be completed in 10 minutes, assembling the materials, cleaning up, and allowing for the projects to dry will stretch that out. These creative attempts fall flat. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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