Every kid can be an artist with this book as their guide! Using basic art supplies -- from paint, markers, paper, and glue to household finds like cardboard boxes and fabric scraps -- children aged 6 and up learn that as long as they can imagine it, they can create it. Curated by two art educators with decades of experience, this rich collection of 53 arts and crafts activities offers up a ton of freeform fun, from Doodlemonsters and Painted Animal Rocks to Paper Bead Jewelry and Nature Weaving. Projects vary in difficulty so there's something for a wide range of ages and abilities, and many can be completed in under an hour. Each project featured in the book has been kid-made (and kid-approved!), and colorful photos of the finished pieces will ignite a creative spark that inspires budding makers to express their imagination, humor, and individuality through art.
America's Test Kitchen once again brings their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS! BAKING ISN'T JUST FOR CUPCAKES. Want to make your own soft pretzels? Or wow your friends with homemade empanadas? What about creating a showstopping pie? Maybe some chewy brownies after school? From breakfast to breads, from cookies to cakes (yes, even cupcakes!), learn to bake it all here. You can do this, and it's fun! Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 5,000 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels--including recipes for breakfast, breads, pizzas, cookies, cupcakes, and more Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America's Test Kitchen test cooks will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks. By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America's Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.
Food is a fun way to celebrate diversity, and in her new kids' cookbook, best-selling author Deanna F. Cook leads young chefs on a tasty tour of global cultures and cuisines. Kids gain practical kitchen skills through preparing breakfasts, drinks, snacks, dinners, and desserts from around the world. Alongside recipes for foods such as Irish soda bread, ANZAC biscuits, ramen noodle soup, and mango lassi, step-by-step photography and profiles feature children from a wide range of backgrounds honoring their heritage and preparing dishes that reflect their unique food traditions. A pop-out food passport, world language flash cards, and flag stickers provide additional fun on their global food journey, while infographics encourage taste-test explorations of fruits, drinks, breads, vegetables, and ice creams from around the world. Kids will be inspired to expand their palates as they cook, discovering new flavors while developing pride and appreciation for the foods they've grown up with.
Create your own slime at home by following these 15 easy, borax-free slime recipes from YouTube sensation Karina Garcia. Get ready to become a slime master with these fifteen DIY recipes from YouTube sensation Karina Garcia! This full color book, with step-by-step instructions, will teach you how to make Liquid Gold Slime, Glow-in-the-Dark Slime, Balloon Slime, and more! Along with four brand-new recipes, this book also includes tips on how to store your slime, all the amazing things you can do with slime, and fun, cool facts about Karina. All recipes are borax free.
Duct tape has become the material of choice for creating fashions that showcase the wearer's originality and ingenuity. Everything from prom dresses to artistic shoe repair is now made from this magic tape and millions of people follow the latest designs and projects on the many websites devoted to duct tape. Duct tape was invented during World War II when the military needed a strong, waterproof tape that could be used for emergency repairs. Using surgical tape as a base the new invention soon became everybody's secret weapon. This book contains 25 fascinating, original new projects -- some useful, all fun to do -- that are sure to capture the attention of duct tape artists everywhere. Easy to follow instructions and color photographs combine to guide anyone to producing unique and useful duct tape projects, including: Bike pannier: customize your ride, Vest: look great in tape, Purse: unique, fashionable carryall, Piggy bank: stick your money away, Wallet: personalized ID holder, Bow ties: fun with formal or formal turned fun, Picture frames: reframe your memories, Knapsack: personalize your pack, Skirt and chaps, Tissue box, plus many seasonal projects and decorations. Join the fun! A few minutes spent with this book will help you master the sticky stuff and get on your way to being part of one of the most exciting and creative trends of the decade.
Transform paper rolls, egg cartons, newspaper and cardboard into colorful decorations, amazing wearable masks, hats and jewelry or even sturdy desk organizers, puzzles and paint palettes. Get ready to unleash your imagination with 60 unique crafts - with something for all ages - including: Homemade Kaleidoscope, Build Your Own Marble Maze, Cool Superhero Mask, Dinosaur Terrarium, Indoor Mini-Garden, Awesome Cardboard Castle. Kimberly McLeod, creator of The Best Ideas for Kids, provides a varied selection of budget-friendly, eco-conscious projects that are great for imaginary play, bedroom decorations, gift giving and more! You'll be so proud of the projects you've created and customized with your own hands - and they are as fun to make as they are to play with!
Explore an all-new ideas book that unlocks the secrets of LEGO® building and shows fans how to create a world with their imagination. Beautiful clear photography and informative text demonstrates how entire models are built while also providing step-by-step visual breakdowns and offering alternative ways to build models. Explore each chapter as it steadily creates a themed world and ultimately showcases a dynamic diorama of the complete build, showing readers that they, too, can build an entire LEGO world from scratch--brick by brick, model by model. Inspiring creativity and imagination, LEGO Awesome Ideas has been named to the International Literacy Association and Children's Book Council Children's Choices List. With creative model ideas and visual tips and techniques, LEGO Awesome Ideas will inspire everyone from beginners to accomplished builders.
Papermaking will show kids how to use shredded paper to make their own paper and other creations. They will learn how to make several kinds of paper, a papier-mâché bowl, and more! Easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by how-to photos keep projects accessible for readers brand-new to paper art. The captivating creations are sure to appeal to young crafters everywhere.
In this newly revised edition, Sean Covey helps teens figure out how to approach the six major challenges they face: gaining self-esteem, dealing with their parents, making friends, being wise about sex, coping with substances, and succeeding at school and planning a career. Covey understands the pain and confusion that teens and their parents experience in the face of these weighty, life-changing, and common difficulties. He shows readers how to use the 7 Habits to cope with, manage, and ultimately conquer each challenge--and become happier and more productive. Now updated for the digital and social media age, Covey covers how technology affects these six decisions, keeping the information and advice relevant to today's teenagers.
Adapted from the New York Times bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the ultimate teenage success guide--now updated for the digital age. Imagine you had a roadmap--a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future. Your goals, your dreams, your plans...they're all within reach. You just need the tools to help you get there. That's what Sean Covey's landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, has been to millions of teens: a handbook to self-esteem and success. Now updated for the digital age, this classic book applies the timeless principles of 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face. Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and appreciate their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world.
Teens today are more stressed than ever. Whether they face problems with school, friends, parents or all of the above, teens need help. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy, the most widely used and popular anxiety therapy among clinicians, 101 Ways to Conquer Teen Anxiety offers dozens of beneficial quizzes, activities, tips and illustrations to help teens: * Identify the most common anxiety triggers * Learn essential skills to prevent anxiety attacks * Redirect risky behavior, including substance abuse and self-harm * Understand the options of therapy and medication * Overcome the spike-and-relapse cycle. From mindfulness meditation and the repetition of positive mantras to diaphragmatic breathing and nature walks, the activities in this book both calm the body and keep thoughts from spiraling.
An easy timeline to help high school students maximize each of their 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years and optimize their chances of getting into the college of their choice. These 'to do' lists provide both students and parents with the 'nitty gritty' details necessary to prepare for the college admissions process. There will be no missed deadlines or missed opportunities as this step-by-step guide show students and parents WHAT TO DO and WHEN TO DO IT! No family with college bound high schoolers should be without this comprehensive, easy to follow, resource.
In a time when crossing guards are posted to prevent high schoolers from jumping in front of trains and parents shelling out $100K for packaged college applications, education has become a mad race to grab the Ivy ring. Based on experience in admissions with the Ivy League and other highly competitive universities, emerging scientific evidence on the impact of emotional intelligence and mindfulness, and discussions with admissions officers, students, families, and high school counselors, this book is a guide on how to go through the existing, however brutish, college applications process with less stress and anxiety, and more joy and mindfulness. Equipped with the powerful tools of emotional intelligence and mindfulness, this work acknowledges the reality of what the process is, and challenges young people to reach for a more meaningful ideal for themselves. This book shares a look at the holistic admissions process and offers an alternative one to the current climate of untenable stress. This updated model aims to shift mindsets from treating the admissions process as a ruthless competition with one externally-prescribed definition of success, to a step in a lifelong journey of curiosity and wonder. By building self-awareness, compassion, resilience, it's possible to navigate the process with greater authenticity, balance, and joy.
Betty Barnden's updated edition of 350+ Knitting Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets is a perfect gift for creative crafters. Give a stylish finish to your knitted garments and accessories with this essential compendium of knitting know-how. Over 350 tips, techniques, and secrets are explained and illustrated with clear step-by-step photographs and diagrams. Discover how to read patterns and charts, choose color and yarns, mix and match stitch patterns, and adapt designs for the perfect fit. All kinds of stitches abound, from stockinette stitch and ribbing, to lace, Fair Isle, cables, and intarsia work. This book explains all the techniques you'll need in the order you'll need them, from casting on and joining in yarns, to shaping, and adding buttonholes, pockets, and embellishments. Plus, "Try It" and "Fix It" panels suggest ways of practicing and developing new skills and avoiding or correcting common knitting errors.
In the face of environmental toxins, potential epidemics, superbugs, and the accelerated aging process, the significance of achieving optimum health has never been more crucial--and the burden to achieve it now rests on individuals making the right lifestyle choices every day. That means you. You--not doctors, not pharmaceutical companies--are ultimately responsible for your own health. Chopra and Tanzi want to help readers make the best decisions possible when it comes to creating a holistic and transformative health plan for life. In "The Healing Self" they not only push the boundaries of the intellect to bring readers the newest research and insights on the mind-body, mind-gene, and mind-immunity connections, but they offer a cutting-edge, seven-day action plan, which outlines the key tools everyone needs to develop their own effective and personalized path to self-healing. In addition, "The Healing Self" closely examines how we can best manage chronic stress and inflammation, which are emerging as the primary detriments of well-being. Moreover, Chopra and Tanzi turn their attention to a host of chronic disorders such as hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's Disease, known to take years and sometimes decades to develop before the first symptoms appear. Contemporary medical systems aren't set to attend to prolonged low-grade chronic inflammation or the everyday infections and stresses that take their toll on the body and can lead to disease, aging, and death. Thus, learning the secrets of self-healing is not only urgent but mandatory for optimum health. "The Healing Self" then is a call to action, a proven, strategic program that will arm readers with the information they need to protect themselves and achieve lifelong wellness.
In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A removable design template at the back of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.
A food and lifestyle book dedicated to the Scandinavian concept of hygge (loosely translated as "coziness"); how to create it for yourself and others, and how to incorporate it into holidays, travel, decor, entertaining, and everyday life, with approximately 30 recipes. Hygge is centered around the idea of feeling snug and inviting comforting elements into day-to-day life while creating warmth, community, and intimacy. A bakery is hygge. Bikes are more hygge than cars. Cozyshows readers how small gestures (putting wool blankets and warm cider out for guests) or larger undertakings (building bonfires and making campfire bread to celebrate solstice) can warm the psyche and foster hygge. The book is divided into chapters focused on different opportunities for hygge; morning rituals, family gatherings, holidays, bedtime rituals, decorating, and caring for yourself, with more than 30 recipes for cozy and comforting food and drink plus stunning photography throughout.