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Make it Wild!: 101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors
Make it Wild! shows how children can enjoy the endless opportunities offered by wild places. Looking at what nature has to offer, they explore the potential of diverse raw materials such as snow, leaves, and sticks and suggest how to work with them. The book demonstrates how to use nature's free, renewable resources to make anything from a clay monster to an ice lantern or...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Frances Lincoln
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I can't say I read this book so much as skimmed the compelling photos in "101 Things to Make And Do Outdoors." This is a great book to inspire young people and their parents to spend time outside, making art and exploring. For me, it has a sort of "homeschool" feel that I suspect might leave people who are not used to that type of exploratory education (and resourcefulness? acceptance of things not turning out quite right?) hanging a bit while trying to complete projects with very sparse instruc...more
This caught my eye as a crafter. Favorite projects include leaf poems (tie them to a tree), rock piles, ice lanterns and snow lanterns, balloon lanterns and stick lanterns (I used to make bark boats and send them down rivers at night with a birthday candle lit during Girl Scout camp).
I liked the idea of the book but I none of the projects jumped out at me to do. Not so much imaginative as an actual intructional guide of how to have an imagination when looking at nature and feeling bored cause there's "nothing" to do.