Friday, January 29, 2010

Scrapbook Starters

Booklist (December 15, 2009 (Vol. 106, No. 8))
Grades 3-6. “Making a scrapbook . . . is a way to tell a story about yourself with pictures and notes.” This attractive title in the Creative Crafts for Kids series guides young readers through the basics of starting, designing, and maintaining a scrapbook, from choosing a theme to forming a scrapbook club with friends to share the fun. The projects include seasonal suggestions, such as a collage of Halloween memories (suggested materials include candy wrappers and fake spider webs), as well as visual celebrations of friends and family. Boxed tips, supply lists, and full-color photos of scrapbooking kids in action, along with completed projects, add visual interest to each spread; diagrams offer fuller explanations for the more complicated activities, such as a paper-folding technique used to make a multipage, foldout family album. A glossary defines technique and design terms, such as layout and negative space, while a final page includes a short list of scrapbooking Web sites. A solid resource on a popular subject.

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