Gr 3-6-An impressive look at what can be done with paper bags, cardboard tubes, and aluminum cans. Walter presents a puppet theater; an entire farm; harbor, airport, and Christmas scenes; sea creatures; a doll house with furniture; as well as delightful animals as large as children themselves-all made from recycled materials that can easily be found around the house. Some of the activities will require adult guidance, but many are simple enough for youngsters to do on their own. Safety reminders are given as needed. Step-by-step directions, accompanied by black-and-white diagrams as well as full-color photos of finished products, explain each craft. An excellent source for ideas to use at school, with scout troops, or at camp, this title is a step above the rest and deserves your attention.-Dot Minzer, North Barrington School, Barrington, IL
Crystal-clear, full-color photographs of such inventive projects as newspaper golf clubs, cardboard-tube hammers, cereal-box ice-skates, and grocery-bag magic carpets (just in time for the Aladdin craze) are the drawing cards in this activity book that includes diagrammed step-by-step directions for close to 90 paper toys and games. Directed toward adults working with kids, the text assumes prior experience with certain materials as well as assistance in constructing such elaborate--and enticing--enterprises as a harbor, complete with a lighthouse and ships, and an airport, with a landing strip and control tower. Includes metric and standard measurements.