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Make it Wild!

101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors

By (author) Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 6th May 2010
Dimensions: w 181mm h 255mm d 17mm
Weight: 610g
ISBN-10: 071122885X
ISBN-13: 9780711228856
Barcode No: 9780711228856
Synopsis
Encouraging kids away from computers and the TV into the natural world, this fun-filled book lets them use their imaginations and discover the wonder and value of natural materials, as they have a go at making their own entertainment from whatever is available outdoors. With an emphasis firmly on fun, this activity book is jam-packed with instructions on how to make anything from a cricket bat to an ice lantern, as well as suggestions for expeditions, games and parties outdoors. From making things that fly to playing hay bale games, fashioning monsters from wet clay to trying stone jenga, creating living willow sculptures to making natural jewellery, this is the perfect book to help encourage children to embrace the great outdoors and create amazing fun things from natural materials.

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Recommended reading || How to drag kids away from the Xbox. || Joyous step-by-step 'learning' and imagination-stimulating stuff. || Exceptionally exciting entertainment for exeat. || If the pile of hardbacks on our desk is anything to go by, picture books are making a comeback. We like The Norfolk Coast by Jon Gibbs. || A joyous celebration of childhood and the great, wild outdoors, this book is packed with ideas to keep children busy... Open the doors, switch off the TV and push the kids outside! || So much more than an outdoors make-and-do manual. It's more of an imaginative invitation to enjoy nature. || Packed to bursting with wonderful photographs and simple instructions on how to make things using natural materials.Oxfordshire authors Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield have obviously had great fun in preparing the book. || Full of a welter of activities to get adults and children to really enjoy and explore the outdoors. The combination of practical skills, using what's to hand; creativity and imagination is most inspiring and I'm sure this book will be a boon for any-one who enjoys being in a group in the big outdoors. The book is sturdily produced on quality paper, stitched in the old fashioned way so that it opens flat, with lots of colour photos and clear instructions and explanations. A really beautiful book to own and use. || Another fantastic book in the series with inspiring pictures and ideas to encourage you to have a go at something new outside. || An absolute goldmine of creative activities that makes me want to get outside NOW and do it all. It fizzes with life, the beauty of Nature, creativity.