Maker Camp: Heritage Crafts and Skill-Building Projects for Kids
Classic and innovative hands-on projects for kids ages 3 and up designed to teach both heritage skills and how to think creatively.
Handcraft is part of human nature: we build, we create, we innovate. The 20+ projects in this book from an experienced art educator weave a story of human innovation and creativity, from the very beginnings of building shelters in the woods to tinkering with recycled materials. Heritage skills teach children how to be independent and capable makers; fiber and wood projects offer rewarding crafts that also teach planning, preparation, and safe risk-taking; and tinkering activities connect the low-tech process of making and doing with innovation. From soap carving and knot tying to building toy cars and junk robots, this book brings the fun of making things with your hands to young kids and links skills of the past with the present.
Written by Delanie Holton-Fessler. Published by Roost Books, 2021. 176 pages, hardcover.