Mod Podge Rocks!

Decoupage Your World

Mod Podge Rocks!

Features decoupage projects that make the most of the product's versatility, providing instructions for crafting home accessories, holiday decorations, and jewelry.

The Big Book of Mod Podge

The Big Book of Mod Podge

Everyone loves Mod Podge—it's one of the most popular craft materials on the market. This big book features 90+ fun decoupage projects, from trendy bracelets and picture frames to a collaged headboard and refurbished dresser, all made new again with Mod Podge. The contributors include such leading crafters as Amy Anderson (author ofMod Podge Rocks!); Cathie & Steve, hosts of Creative Juice on HGTV; Rachel Faucett; and Mark Montano.

Crafting with Nature

Grow or Gather Your Own Supplies for Simple Handmade Crafts, Gifts & Recipes

Crafting with Nature

An Inspiring Collection of Handmade Crafts Using Materials from Nature Fuse your love for crafting and the outdoors with this incredible compilation of DIY crafts, recipes and gifts made with natural materials you can grow or gather yourself. Gardening and crafting expert Amy Renea takes you on a journey to collect plant materials from the woods, the backyard, the garden and even the pantry, then craft those items into something special yet easy to do. She provides detailed tutorials and recipes for things like making solid perfume, crafting wooden buttons to accent a hat, preparing natural dye for easy paper flowers, canning your own fruit jam, handcrafting wreaths, using seed pods to create beautifully rustic earrings and even making your own coconut oil for lotions or sea salt for hand scrubs! And throughout the book, you’ll learn new crafting techniques like wood burning, imprinting leaves onto clay and how to infuse oil with herbs for culinary and cosmetic delights. Each chapter starts with a common plant and a beginner-friendly guide to growing or gathering it, then dives into ideas for what you can make with it. With this book packed full of tutorials, ideas and Amy’s lovely photography, you’ll be inspired to craft with nature all year long.

Washi Tape Crafts

110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything

Washi Tape Crafts

It’s the definitive washi tape craft book for adults. Washi tape—the Japanese decorative paper tape that’s easy to tear, peel, stick and re-stick—is transformative, fun, and remarkably easy to use. It’s also never been hotter. Packed full of amazing projects and ideas, it’s the book and tape kit that shows all the ways to be creative with washi tape. The book includes techniques: precision tearing, wrapping, and weaving. How to make bows, rosettes, and other shapes. How to seal and weatherproof designs to make them permanent. And 110 projects, with color photographs and step-by-step instructions, from custom photo frames to one-of-a-kind gifts. The possibilities are endless.

Prewriting Idea--Story Rocks Literacy Center

Prewriting Idea--Story Rocks Literacy Center

This easy-to-use center has suggestions for ways to differentiate implementation or instruction to meet the needs of all students.This resource was created to align with the CCSS and supports developmentally appropriate standards-based instruction.

The Artful Year

Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Crafts and Recipes--Over 175 Family- friendly Activities

The Artful Year

Celebrating the seasons provides a wonderful opportunity to embrace creativity together as a family. It’s also a fun way to decorate for, prepare for, and learn about the holidays we celebrate. In The Artful Year, you’ll find a year’s worth of art activities, crafts, recipes, and more to help make each season special. These artful explorations are more than just craft projects—they are ways for your family to create memories and mementos and develop creatively, all while exploring nature, new ideas, and traditions. The book includes: • Arts and crafts, using the materials, colors, and themes of the season • Ideas and decorations for celebrating the holidays together • Favorite seasonal recipes that are fun for children to help make (and eat!) • Suggested reading lists of children’s picture books about the seasons and holidays The 175+ activities in this book are perfect for children ages one to eight, and for creating traditions that appeal to all ages.

Cool Outdoor Arts and Crafts

Great Things to Do in the Great Outdoors

Cool Outdoor Arts and Crafts

Cool Outdoor Arts & Crafts makes the great outdoors fun and exciting. Craft a sun-printed scarf or paint a pair of rocks. Make a terra-cotta wind chime or a beaded garden stake. This book is full of easy-to-follow steps and bright photography for every activity. Plus, it's written just for kids! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Super Simple Indoor Gardens: A Kid's Guide to Gardening

A Kid's Guide to Gardening

Super Simple Indoor Gardens: A Kid's Guide to Gardening

Help kids invite plants into their home! Kids will be able to grow all types of plants indoors, make a mini desert, sprout a letter from grass, grow a plant from a bean and more. Super Simple Indoor Gardens will help them learn how. Dig into the world of gardening! Simple text, how-to photos, and garden care advice make it easy and fun. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.

Steampunk Style Jewelry

Victorian, Fantasy, and Mechanical Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings

Steampunk Style Jewelry

This how-to jewelry-making book features the work of an array of invited jewelry designers influenced by the growing Steampunk trend. In Steampunk circles, jewelry-makers are often master metalsmiths who combine found objects with fine metals to create elaborate pieces. In Steampunk-Style Jewelry, the projects focus on "no fire" techniques—like simple stringing, wirework, hammering, stamping, gluing, stitching, and off-loom beadwork—so that even a beginner can create pieces in the style. Each project provides a complete materials and tools list, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations. This book offers a broad overview of a growing design trend that is part of the literary, industrial design, fashion, and popular culture scene. Readers will learn about the art movement through the many photographic sidebars that explore the many aspects of the trend.

Freakin' Fabulous on a Budget

Freakin' Fabulous on a Budget

The host of What Not to Wear and author of Freakin' Fabulous demonstrates how to look and feel one's best without spending a fortune, sharing illustrated advice on everything from personal styling and entertaining to home decorating and shopping at thrift stores.