Making Make-Believe: Hands-on Projects for Play and Pretend (Bright Ideas for Learning #6) (Paperback)

Unlock the power of imagination! Using easy-to-follow instructions and materials that can be found around the house, Making Make-Believe offers over 125 projects and activities sure to foster children’s creativity. Little ones will learn to see the world in a new way as they transform things like old sheets, rubber gloves, egg cartons, and pebbles into toys, costumes, forts, and storytelling games. With plenty of drawings and step-by-step guidelines, this book will show you how to:
  • Create wacky hats, fabric-mâché masks, and other silly dress-up outfits
  • Turn your living room into a magical blanket land or a daring obstacle maze
  • Put on a play starring puppets made from socks, sticks, spoons, or even shadows
  • Whip up culinary delights like edible moon rocks, goldfish aquariums, and butterfly bagels
  • Make crafts and forts inspired by storybooks like Curious George, Madeline, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Play pretend as an artist, carpenter, scientist, treasure-hunter, veterinarian, and more!
Perfect for inspiring independent play or for side-by-side fun with a grown-up, Making Make-Believe is packed with ideas for hours of creative adventure!
As a child growing up, MaryAnn F. Kohl enjoyed art, reading, music, and playing outside building forts in the woods. She currently shares her love of learning and art through workshops at educational conferences throughout the United States. She is the author of more than 20 books, including Discovering Great Artists, Science Arts, Scribble Art, Storybook Art, Great American Artists for Kids, and Mudworks
Product Details ISBN: 9780914090489
ISBN-10: 0914090488
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2018
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Bright Ideas for Learning
"This book is good for children because it values pretending and playing and imagining without expensive toys or games. How wonderful for children to have time to play and create from their own imaginations!" —Dale Evans Rogers, writer, film-star, grandmother, mother, and wife of the late Roy Rogers

"Children who are encouraged to use their imaginations receive a wonderful gift that will benefit them the rest of their lives! Making Make-Believe shows you exactly how to do it. Enjoy!" —Jim Davis, creator of the Garfield comic strip