For good old-fashioned fun, nothing beats this 1887 gem! Truly a "handy" book, it shows girls how to make their own amusements, with illustrated explanations that range from hobbies such as needlework and painting to suggestions for planning picnics and playing games. Hundreds of simple and timeless ... read more
The Field and Forest Handy Book by Daniel C. Beard Written by a co-founder of the Boy Scouts, this appealing guide offers illustrated instructions for building kites, birdhouses, boats, igloos, and other fun projects, plus numerous helpful tips for campers.
Camp-Lore and Woodcraft by Daniel C. Beard Easy-to-follow advice for boys and girls on building campfires; packing, saddling, and mounting a horse; choosing a campsite, pitching a tent, cutting down a tree, chopping wood, and much more. 377 black-and-white illustrations.
Laugh Out Loud Letters for Girls by Diana Zourelias Send zany greetings that are as much fun to create as they are to read! Just check a box next to one of the multiple-choice phrases that finish each sentence.
Origami Fortune Tellers by Diane Heiman, Elizabeth Suneby, Christine Archer Fifteen colorful origami fortune tellers offer kids loads of fun as they predict their futures at playdates, sleepovers, birthday parties, camp, or even by themselves. Pre-printed, perforated, and easy to fold.
Hobby Fun Book: For Grade School Boys and Girls by Margaret O. Hyde, Frances W. Keene There's fun on every page of this book of easy at-home activities. Kids can make their own amusements with pets, papercrafts, painting, modeling, and simple experiments involving chemistry and electricity.
The Fair Weather and Rainy Day Handy Book by Daniel C. Beard This book features dozens of indoor and outdoor activities, with simple instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams for building a backyard clubhouse, setting up a workshop, picnic games, papercrafts, and other diversions.
Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them by Margaret Greger Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions show how to create more than 50 awesome, airborne objects — everything from simple bag kites to Vietnamese, Snake, Dutch, Dragon, Bullet, Delta, and Flowform flyers.
Around the World Coloring Book by Winky Adam Entertaining home or classroom aid introduces youngsters to 30 countries of the world. Maps with names of major cities and other important facts include Mexico, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, India, Spain, France, Nigeria, and 23 other nations.
Fascinating Science Experiments for Young People by George Barr Clearly illustrated, well-written text invites youngsters to perform experiments dealing with chemistry, astronomy, magnetism and electricity, weather, water, the body, sound and light, measurement and more. 130 illustrations.
Games and Songs of American Children by William W. Newell Features 190 games and play situations, full song texts, many melodies, comparison with similar material from other cultures. An entertaining, basic book in the field.
Scouting for Boys: The Original 1908 Edition by Robert Baden-Powell This blueprint for the Boy Scout movement not only provides energetic tips on camping, tracking, and woodcraft, but offers proper Victorian-era advice on manners, self-discipline, and good citizenship. Includes the original illustrations.
Easy Carpentry Projects for Children by Jerome E. Leavitt Teaches boys and girls age 7 and up basic carpentry skills through easy-to-make projects: bird feeder, sailboat, tie rack, flower box, and 11 more. Over 100 black-and-white illustrations.
String Figures and How to Make Them by Caroline F. Jayne Fullest, clearest instruction on string figures from around the world: Eskimo, Navajo, Lapp, European, more. Cat's cradle, moving spear, lightning, stars. 950 illustrations.
Outside the Box!: Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids by Joan Irvine, Linda Hendry With these step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations, kids can transform a cardboard box into fun activities — from a puppet theater to a miniature golf game. A rewarding lesson in recycling and creativity!
For good old-fashioned fun, nothing beats this 1887 gem! Truly a "handy" book, it shows girls how to make their own amusements, with illustrated explanations that range from hobbies such as needlework and painting to suggestions for planning picnics and playing games. Hundreds of simple and timeless ideas and activities include creating handmade dolls, preserving wildflowers, weaving a rope hammock, building bookshelves, and making gifts for friends and family. The projects, which require only common household items, encourage young imaginations and foster creativity. In addition to traditional arts and crafts, the well-rounded offerings include hiking and other outdoor adventures. Authors Lina and Adelia B. Beard wrote and illustrated many children's books and were instrumental in founding the Campfire Girls. This volume is a companion to The American Boy's Handy Book, written by the Beards' brother, Daniel. Its sensible, self-assured tone outlines a lively portrait of girlhood that's full of possibilities. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and camp counselors will find it a treasury of inspiration for wholesome, fun-filled activities.
Reprint of The Girls Handy Book: How to Amuse Yourself and Others, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1887.
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