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I am never bored : the best ever craft and activity book for kids : 100 great ideas for kids to do when there is nothing to do / Sarah Devos with illustrations by Emma Thyssen.
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9781631594687
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Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018.
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143 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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"The original Dutch version was published as Mijn kind knutselt graag! : 100 klassieke en originele knutselideeën."
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Summary

Summary

Are your kids glued to the television and computer games on school vacation rainy weekends? Are you tired of hearing, "I'm bored. There's nothing to do"? Fear not, because I Am Never Bored: The Best Ever Craft and Activity Book for Kids is here to save the day!

This book is the definitive cure-all for childhood boredom. Pack with 100 activities ranging from playing pingpong with balloons, to nail art, to shadow puppets, to building a scooter racetrack, kids will always have something to do.

This is the ultimate craft and activity sourcebook for kids, parents, teachers, and babysitters struggling to find creative things to do with kids ages 3 to 10. Plus, these projects are not only fun, but are designed to also engage children's minds.

Fun for adults and kids to do together but even better, there is plenty for kids to do together or solo, so parents will be able to get some much needed rest.


Author Notes

Emma Thyssen is independent illustrator (Canvas, Sanoma and Studio Brussel) and freelance designer of logos, posters and books for different publishers. Her first children's book, Heart Wanted Lost, Found, she made with Eef Rombaut, and won the 2012 prize of best designed book 'in the category' best children's book. Their second picture book Sheep looking Green was translated into French and Danish. Emma designs with Eef a children's clothing collection. More information on www.emmathyssen.be.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Crafting: You've Got Lovers...and Hatersp. 7
Before You Startp. 8
Be Ready For...p. 8
Who Can Do What and When?p. 10
What's in Your Craft Cupboard?p. 12
Know Your Classicsp. 15
1 Magic Drawing Paperp. 16
2 Salt Doughp. 17
3 Paper Hatp. 18
4 Old-School Lanternsp. 19
5 Bird Feederp. 20
6 Paper Chainsp. 21
7 Mmmarzipanp. 22
Woolly Winterp. 25
8 Candy Crackersp. 26
9 Glowing Snowmenp. 27
10 Stained Glass Window with Tissue Paperp. 28
11 Cut-Out Snowflakesp. 29
12 Super Snow Globep. 30
13 Crazy Cork Menp. 31
14 Monstrous Piggy Bankp. 32
15 Penguin Colonyp. 33
16 Good-Luck Dollsp. 34
17 Winter Beardp. 35
Know Your Classicsp. 37
18 Embroidered Starsp. 38
19 Fortune Tellerp. 39
20 Cardboard TVp. 40
21 Clay Potsp. 41
22 Perler Beadsp. 42
23 Potato Stampsp. 43
24 Paint Splatter Artp. 44
Super Springp. 47
25 Paper Bag Masksp. 48
26 Feather Crownp. 49
27 Mustachep. 50
28 Blown Eggsp. 51
29 Decorated Eggsp. 52
30 Mini Basketsp. 53
31 Doily Sheepp. 54
32 Happy Beesp. 55
33 Almost-Real Mounted Butterfliesp. 56
Know Your Classicsp. 59
34 Quick Hobby Horsep. 60
35 Macramé Olé!p. 61
36 Line Drawingp. 62
37 Zigzag Bookp. 63
38 Woven Paperp. 64
39 Super-Quick Finger Crochetingp. 65
40 Heavenly Mobilep. 66
41 Tissue Paper Artp. 67
PErfect Partiesp. 69
42 Original Invitationsp. 70
43 Pimp Your Strawsp. 71
44 Party Garlandp. 72
45 Life-Size Signpostsp. 73
46 Party Piñatap. 74
47 Dance Pompomsp. 75
48 Cake Garlandp. 76
49 Do-it-Yourself Dance Ribbonp. 77
50 Message in a Balloonp. 78
Know Your Classicsp. 81
51 Scoubidou [Gimp]p. 82
52 Accordion Foldingp. 83
53 Fork Pompomsp. 84
54 Magic Coinsp. 85
55 Tin Can Telephonep. 86
56 Blown Treesp. 87
57 Ooh La La: Collagep. 88
58 Popcorn Partyp. 89
Sunny Summerp. 91
59 Pimped Cansp. 92
60 Crazy Catapultp. 93
61 UFOsp. 94
62 Funny Robotp. 95
63 The Screamp. 96
64 Super-Quick Squidp. 97
65 Marble Trackp. 98
66 Twisted-Paper Caterpillarp. 99
67 Friendship Braceletp. 100
68 Puffy Balloon Animalsp. 101
69 Paper Flowersp. 102
70 Ninjaaas!p. 103
71 Magic Sandp. 104
72 Lucky Carpp. 105
73 Mondriaan with Tapep. 106
Know Your Classicsp. 109
74 Happy Bookmarksp. 110
75 Pinwheelp. 111
76 Multicolored Saltp. 112
77 Paper Boatp. 113
78 Anti-Stress Ballp. 114
79 Quick Sock Puppetp. 115
80 Tin Can Toss Gamep. 116
Fabulous Failp. 119
81 Handprint Paintingp. 120
82 Fall Phantomsp. 121
83 Happy Foxp. 122
84 Make-Your-Own Puzzlep. 123
85 Nature Artp. 124
86 Get-Well-Soon Cardp. 125
87 Awesome Walking Stickp. 126
88 Fall Lionp. 127
Know Your Classicsp. 129
89 Cool Cardboard Castlep. 130
90 Marionette Dogp. 131
91 Dreamcatcherp. 132
92 Mood Platep. 133
93 Paper Lanternp. 134
94 Cookies for Any Seasonp. 135
Creepy Craftingp. 137
95 Mexican Maskp. 138
96 Fire-Breathing Monsterp. 139
97 Mini-Mummiesp. 140
98 Glow-in-the-Dark Ghostsp. 141
99 Rattling Skeletonp. 142
100 Deranged Dragonp. 143