ReMake It! Recycling Projects from the Stuff You Usually Scrap

Tiffany Threadgould, Sterling, $12.95 paper (128p) ISBN 978-1-4027-7194-1
Lively photos and clear instructions encourage readers to transform scrap materials into new objects. The nearly 100 projects vary in skill: diagonally cutting a cereal box creates an easy magazine holder, while, by using old T-shirts, readers can create drawstring bags. More challenging activities include a plastic jug lampshade and paint can–lid clock. Sewing novices can learn the basics through a stitching tutorial to make objects like a blanket from old sweaters; projects requiring tools or other advanced skills advise adult assistance. The results are often quite attractive, and crafty kids will likely be motivated by Threadgould's clever and creative ideas. Ages 8–up. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 02/28/2011
Release date: 03/01/2011
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