​​​Sheila McGraw 

For lovers of Love You Forever and other great books



GIFTS KIDS CAN MAKE

By Sheila McGraw


Here's a book of easy enjoyable crafts projects for kids -- all with the aim of making a valued gift for someone important.

Step-by-step simple instructions show how to make high quality toys, ornaments, dolls, jewelry, pet toys and decorative items for all occasions. All of the gifts are made from easy-to-find materials that you probably have around the house: make a bunny from a facecloth, a hobby horse from a work sock, ornaments from spices and fruit, jewelry from magazine pages, a basket from a piece of rope and some cloth strips -- and much, much more.

When the gift is finished, wrap it with lively, inventive gift wrapping in the form of bags, boxes, card and bows that are made from both new and recycled materials -- all featured in the "Wrap It Up" section.


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We are working hard to get the books that are out of print back on the shelf. Papier-Mache Today is a case in point. Out of print since 2007, it has just been re-released. Hopefully the rest will also have a come-back.

DOLLS KIDS CAN MAKE

By Sheila McGraw

(SORRY! This book is currently out of print)


This book shows how to make eleven very different dolls from a very simple, one hour crib toy to a weekend project, with simple step-by-step instructions, each accompanied by a full color photo.

Make cuddly tiny dolls, ornaments a lace doll filled with potpourri, a granny mop doll, an up-to-date Cool Dude rag doll, a life-size baby dall, even an amazing double doll. Turn it one way and she's Little Red Riding Hood. Turn it the other way and he's the Big Bad Wolf.


Easy-to-get, inexpensive, up-to-date materials -- a pair of stretchy gloves, a cotton sock, a facecloth, panti-hose and a mop head -- are cleverly designed to eliminate most sewing.
For the sewing beginner, this is a fun, rewarding way to learn.
More than 200 color photos!

PAPIER-MACHE FOR KIDS

By Sheila McGraw

Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award  


Step-by-step, easy instructions show how to make pigs, cats, masks, monsters and more. Eight great projects in all! Everyone has the basic ingredients for papier-mâché around the house - newspaper, flour and water - and everyone can do this creative, satisfying craft that allows you to build big, small, crazy and decorative sculpture.

More than 150 color pictures guide you through the steps and show lots of variations on the results. Try it - it's fun!


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