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Books on crafts to occupy children with.

-The Scientific American Boy | by A. Russell Bond
The aim of this book to suggest certain diversions of this character for the boy camper which, aside from affording him plenty of physical exercise, will also develop his mental faculties, and above all stimulate that natural genius which is characteristic of every typical American boy. To this end the story contains descriptions of a large collection of articles which can be made by any boy of average intelligence, not only in the camp but at home as well.
-The American Girl's Home Book of Work And Play yet, though boys are provided for, girls have no book that will be a trustworthy guide, either in work or play; and it is hoped that the present one will fill that "long unoccupied niche" which many authors have felt it their mission to redeem from emptiness, and become the trusted friend and adviser of all the girls who are uncertain what is best in either work or play. All directions have been made as plain and explicit as possible; and the writer believes that every fact and figure may be trusted as the real result of real work, and that, while the Louisiana girl may have to plan a slightly different course from her Massachusetts sister, the same results are probable for both.
-The Jolly Book Of Boxcraft | by Patten Beard
Near Jollyplay in Boxland, on Boxcraft Road to Fun, There lies a children's village - a very happy one. Its buildings are all boxes - the hotel and the store, The school-house and the station, and many others more! The name of it is Boxville. Its villagers are toys, And those who build in Boxville are merry girls and boys. You, too, may go to Boxland to make a house for play -Look! Here, you'll see the guide-post! Before you lies the way. Take cardboard boxes with you - maybe, some paste or glue, A pencil, and a paint-box, - and take your scissors too. I'll tell you all about it. We'll start - the turning's here; It was a fairy told me about this village, dear!
-Paper Folding And Cutting | by Katherine M. Ball
A series of foldings and cuttings especially adapted to kindergartens and public schools
-Busy Hands: Construction Work For Children | by Isabelle F. Bowker
One purpose of this book is to make clearer the subjects which may be studied in connection with language or history. Children are delighted to make any article. They enter into construction work with the utmost zeal. In this volume the author has sought to direct this natural interest of the child in such a way that its studies will be more clearly understood.
-Raphia And Reed Weaving | by Elizabeth Sanborn Knapp
Including also cardboard and paper construction. A practical course for primary and elementary schools
-Paper and Cardboard Construction | by G. F. Buxton, F. L. Curran
An analysis of the scope of paper and cardboard construction for primary grades of public schools. An outline of a course with directions for making the problems. Information regarding courses, equipment, supplies, and methods of handling the work. A bibliography of the subject, book problems, box problems, card problems, envelope problems.
-Geometric Exercises In Paper Folding | by Tandalam Sundara Row
The idea of this book was suggested to me by Kindergarten Gift No. VIII. - Paper-folding. The gift consists of two hundred variously colored squares of paper, a folder, and diagrams and instructions for folding. The paper is colored and glazed on one side. The paper may, however, be of self-color, alike on both sides. In fact, any paper of moderate thickness will answer the purpose, but colored paper shows the creases better, and is more attractive. The kindergarten gift is sold by any dealers in school supplies ; but colored paper of both sorts can be had from stationery dealers. Any sheet of paper can be cut into a square as explained in the opening articles of this book, but it is neat and convenient to have the squares ready cut.
-Manual Of Cardboard Construction For Third And Fourth Grades | by Charles A. Kunou
This manual, prepared by Mr. Charles A. Kunou, is the outgrowth of practical experience in the school room, and is designed to assist teachers of the third and fourth grades who have not had special preparation. The aim is to make the work as simple as possible, and to establish a correlation with other subjects, particularly arithmetic and geometry; and to this end the exercises are intended to assist the mental as well as the moral growth. The progression is methodical, the exercises are simple, and the materials are not expensive. The work is intended to produce useful articles which are the creative work of the child, instead of merely flat pieces of paper with names attached. The using of paste is avoided as much as possible, and a system of "flaps" in combining surfaces is employed.
-Manual Training - Cardboard Construction | by J. H. Trybom
The aim of education is the development of power beneficent to the social organism. To have power in a certain field of activity is equivalent to reacting in the proper way on stimuli pertaining to that field. We may therefore think of education as having a twofold aim: first, to teach how to react; and second, to secure the taking place of the proper reaction. In other words, the result of education should be knowledge plus will-power.
-Dennison's Decorating And Entertaining On Christmas, New Year's, Twelfth Night
Suggestions for decorating and entertaining on Christmas, New Year's, Twelfth Night. With definite and helpful instructions for carrying out suggestions.
-If You Live with Little Children | by Carolyn Kauffman and Patricia Farrell
This book is a collection of ideas for having fun with preschool children.
-Out Of A Handkerchief | by Frances E. Jacobs
Learn to make animals, flowers, birds, people and all sorts of amusing objects by tying knots in a handkerchief.
-How To Build Games And Toys | by B. W. Pelton
This book gives instructions for constructing Games and toys. Many of the toys and games in this book are old favorites with a New Look. All of them are well within the capabilities of the average home craftsman, whether he or she is equipped with a meager set of hand tools, or is the proud proprietor of a completely powered workshop.
-What Can I Do Now? | by Emily R. Dow
In this simple presentation of innumerable things a young child can do lies the answer to the oft repeated question, "What can I do now?". Here are suggestions for games and handwork to be used indoors, outdoors, alone or in groups, by the sick in bed, or by the active youngster anxious to try something new. The materials needed to do the things are found in the home or seasonally out of doors.
-Boy's Fun Book Of Things To Make And Do | by Grosset & Dunlap Publishers
This book contains illustrated instructions of fun things boys can do at their leisure.
-Arts And Crafts In The Elementary School | by Joan Dean
Making things is an essential part of human nature. We start to create very early in life and even under difficult conditions some of our activity is creative. This book explains the role of a teacher in the elementary school in developing a child's creativity.
-Handcrafts For The Homebound Handicapped | by Mildred Kroll Rich
This guide to handcrafts for homebound handicapped children between the ages of six and twenty-one was prompted, primarily, by a basic interest in developing one which would be helpful to teachers, parents, and others who deal with these children. The material presented here is designed to meet the needs that these children have for creative expression, and to complement their interests with things to do that are varied enough to please all ages and both sexes.

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