23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2 by Mike Warren

23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2

Written by Mike Warren
Illustrated by John Haslam

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May 2015 Book of the Month There’s a wide range of things to make in this fun book, from building your own toolbox – the first project, naturally – to making a wormery and a simple spinning motor. For each one there are step-by-step instructions, clearly explained and easy to follow, with bright symbols to indicate when grown-up help will be needed. The skills learned making these twenty-three projects can thereafter be successfully applied to hundreds more DIY projects too. A book to inspire kids and provide them with hours of fun, whether they are working independently or in association with their elders (parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles). ~ Andrea Reece


23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2 by Mike Warren

An essential guide to activities a child can enjoy with their parents or grandparents. From understanding basic woodworking skills to constructing a kite, the reader will also learn about the science and eco side of invention. Activities are broken down into easy steps and technical information comes alive in bite-size facts.

Dare-devils can make stilts, a rope ladder, and even a go-cart! Budding adventurers will learn how to put together a survival bag, campfile and fishing net. Aspiring conservationists can build their own bird nesting box and wormery. Outdoor activities have never been such fun, and if it's raining there are plenty of other fun things to do!


This a brilliant book full of exciting project ideas for children to make alomg with an adult. The layout of the book in many ways, with each project including a list of required materials and step-by-step instructions. the School librarian 'Not only would children of 11 1Z2 thoroughly enjoy the process of building the masterpieces suggested in this book, but they would treasure the items built.

'A book to inspire kids and provide them with hours of fun, whether they are working independently or in association with their elders.'

've found a book to introduce slightly older children to some fun and challenging activities which could keep them busy all summer. Adventure in Home School'

About the Author

MIKE WARREN is a lifelong maker with a passion for making weird and wonderful things. He's published over 200 DIY projects online and is an author of a number of DIY books. He is an editor at Instructables.com and the Man Crafts contributor at DollarStoreCrafts.com. JOHN HASLAM has been working as an illustrator for most of his professional life. John worked in advertising for 10 years and worked on various projects including TV storyboards, to illustrating for all kinds of accounts from Pritt Stick (the Pritt Stick Man was his invention), to comic pages such as Danger Mouse, Disney and Transformers.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 7


Mike Warren
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QED Publishing

Publication date

18th May 2015




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