Trash to Treasure A Kid's Upcycling Guide to Crafts by Pam Scheunemann

Trash to Treasure A Kid's Upcycling Guide to Crafts

Written by Pam Scheunemann
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RRP £10.99


Trash to Treasure A Kid's Upcycling Guide to Crafts by Pam Scheunemann

With easy step-by-step instructions, this book will help kids get creative and recycle and repurpose their trash into handmade treasures. All projects feature common everyday items to reuse in a fun new way. From bottle-top pop art to felted tin-can organizers, kids will love making useful crafts and helping the environment. Great tips and advice on reusing, garage sales, and spotting treasures are also provided. So start your upcycling with these fabric, paper, metal, glass & ceramics, and odds & ends projects. Book includes: visual supply & tool lists, step-by-step instructions and photos, fun advice & tips, and safety information.


A 2014 Top 10 Craft and Gardening Book for Youth by Booklist This attractive book suggests how to take unwanted materials and turn them into something useful--newspaper becomes gift bags; magazines become collages. Clear instructions explain the projects

. --Booklist, Listed as a Top 10 Craft and Gardening Book for Youth, December 15th, 2014 Issue The brightly colored, graphically appealing layout will draw crafters right in. -- Booklist This book would be a real plus in the home, school, or library and is sure to provide valuable instruction on activities that will fill down-time for kids. -- Readers Haven Reviews Parents and schoolteachers should find good ideas in these books. -- St. Paul Pioneer Press Author Pam Scheunemann has gathered projects that are fun, easy, yet creative and unique. ...The variety is terrific. Everyone will find some things here that will be fun to make. ...Every young crafter will want this book. -- City Book Review, 5 Stars Terrific photos, easy directions and beautiful projects ... Of the more than 40 projects in Trash to Treasure, they are all colorful and professional looking -- projects that any child would be proud to give as useful, cherished handmade gifts. ...The projects stimulate creativity and provide kids with endless opportunities to express themselves. -- Smart Books for Smart Kids ... help develop fine motor skills and--better yet!--encourage imagination and brainstorming. -- News for Parents Previous Reviews for ABDO series 'Upcycling

... like catnip for crafty kids with time on their hands. -- School Library Journal, Series Made Simple, November 2012 'Upcycling

... like catnip for crafty kids with time on their hands. -- School Library Journal

About the Author

Pam Scheunemann wrote her first short story in high school and couldn't wait to see her name in print. She has worked in the graphic design and publishing industry since the early '80s and has written over 100 books for young readers. Whenever she gets a moment, she enjoys indulging her other passion: making stuff. She has worked with many different mediums and continues to experiment and look for new craft ideas even in the most unlikely of places.

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144 pages


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Scarletta Press an imprint of Mighty Media Press

Publication date

1st November 2013



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