Make cool stuff with these Creative maker projects -- educational inspiration

Fred Showker

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maker books arts crafts All ages benefit from making things ... these books will inspire, instruct and nurture the maker in all of us! Young folks particularly will benefit from these hands-on crafts projects from folding paper to carving wood. These are popularly priced, and offer hours and hours of creativity and crafts skills!

  • Action Whirligigs: 25 Easy-to-Do Projects
  • Airigami: Realistic Origami Aircraft
  • Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes
  • Paper Planes Origami Kit

Airigami: Realistic Origami Aircraft

craft projects and activities booksPaper airplanes never looked so good! A professional pilot and origami expert shows how to fold realistic replicas of nineteen different planes — ten of them airworthy, and nine for display. In addition, this book comes with a bonus CD-ROM that's loaded with photos, full-color "skins" for creating models with authentic markings and insignias, plus folding instructions for three additional models.
      A private pilot and an ultra-light test pilot, author Elmer A. Norvell is a professional engineer who has served in the U.S. military for more than twenty-four years. His extensive experience informs the design of these realistic models, which range from sleek modern jets to Stukas, Spitfires, and Zeros. Other designs include the Concorde, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-117 Nighthawk, and XB-70 Valkyrie. Airplane buffs, model makers, and origami enthusiasts alike will appreciate the easy-to-follow diagrams, clear instructions, and photographs of the finished planes in their full glory.
design engineering paper crafts Airigami: Realistic Origami Aircraft by Elmer A. Norvell

Action Whirligigs: 25 Easy-to-Do Projectscraft projects and activities books

Whirligigs — those charming little wind-driven toys — make excellent introductory woodworking projects because they are easy to do, inexpensive and — most of all — great fun!
      Hobbyists at all levels of ability will love creating the 25 delightful projects described in this book, from the simple Baking a Pie whirligig to the double-armed Woman at the Computer. Other figures include a Man/Woman Fishing, Oil Well Pump, Saluting the Flag, See-Saw, and Bucking Bronco. Easy-to-follow instructions and measured drawings explain everything from selecting and using proper tools and creating the driving mechanism to finishing and displaying the completed project.
design engineering paper crafts Action Whirligigs: 25 Easy-to-Do Projects by Anders S. Lunde

Paper Planes Origami Kit

craft projects and activities books

Take to the skies with origami planes that actually fly! This kit contains How to Make Origami Airplanes That Fly: 12 different models including a space shuttle, flying wing, and futuristic flyer; Origami Aircraft: Bandit, Shadow, Firestorm, and 13 other fully functional planes; and 96 sheets of origami paper.
      * Create amazing; fully-functional paper planes with this kit *** This package contains two origami books: How To Make Origami Airplanes That Fly and Origami Aircraft *** 96 sheets of origami paper
design engineering paper crafts Paper Planes Origami Kit by Dover

Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes

craft projects and activities books

Create a snowstorm of eye-catching paper snowflakes. This fun-filled, creative book will take you through all the steps to make 32 lovely, lacy designs ideal for holiday decorations and other imaginative projects. the 32 lovely, lacy designs are printed on one side only of fine quality paper.
      Just cut out the reusable templates provided, and trace these delicate designs. Instructions and tips for folding and cutting are included, as well as interesting facts and quotes about snow. The cobwebby patterns, which are grouped according to skill levels, range from fanciful to realistic.
design engineering paper crafts Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes by Peggy Edwards


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Enjoy these from previous holidays ... with lots more free coloring pages!

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GO Holiday Projects, Crafts and do-it-yourself cool stuff
GO Holiday Musings: projects, crafts, creative activities for all ages
GO Holiday art, Berenstain Bears, crafts, snowflakes, and seasonal classicsl
GO National Coloring Book Day : something for everyone to relax, color and enjoy

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Fred Showker

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