The Bottom Line
- Creative Recycling
- Easy step-by-step Instructions
- Wonderful Illustrations and Photos
- Offers 12 great projects, plus even more variations.
- Has 40 pages with your choice of hardcover or softcover.
- Simple step-by-step directions and illustrations.
- Full color photos of each completed project.
Guide Review - Wind Chimes and Whirligigs
In the book's introduction, you will find a listing of the materials and the tools used to make the projects in this book. The material list includes many traditional craft supplies, such as pipe cleaners, beads, bells, and ribbon; it also includes many recyclable items such as plastic bottles, wire hangers, keys, old CDs, and many other items you might normally throw away. The tool list includes simple tools such as a hole punch, pliers, screwdrivers, and wire cutters. The introduction also includes a section featuring basic techniques used and tips to help make your crafting go smoothly.
The projects presented in this book are very unique and fun. You can discover how to make a crazy kitten whirligig using plastic. You can make colorful flies using colored acetate folders, clothespins, and a few other supplies. A wooden spoon and screws can be transformed into a caterpillar who 'sings' softly in the breeze. A fascinating spider web can be created using a hanger and wire, and don't forget to include a bottle cap spider. I cannot decide which project in this book is my favorite, but I think it is a toss up between the tennis ball whirli-bug and the racing snails.
Young and old will enjoy completing these projects, and boys may really like these projects as many are made using hardware and tools. Best of all, since the projects in this book are made with objects that are usually laying around your house or garage, you can complete these projects at a moment's notice.