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Book Review:    The Usborne Book of Art Ideas


Art Ideas for Children 

Over 200 ideas ideas for art projects are offered in this boldly colorful, inviting book for children. Kids will be anxious to pull out the paints, pastels, crayons, and tissue paper in order to get started, and inspiration is something that is priceless! 

Children are shown what they can do with a little blob of ink (turn them into animals or bugs with a fine-tip marker!), for example. Step-by-step instructions are given for each project. Information about different art mediums is offered so that children can get to know the materials they are using a little better. 

This book is best for children approximately 9 and up. Younger children can use the book with help from their parents.

Although any child will take an interest in the book, Art Ideas is especially useful for children who are somewhat hesitant or timid in terms of expressing their artistic side. Why? Because the projects are not only inspiring, they are exceptionally easy to recreate. 

This is an over-sized hardcover book, 96 color pages.

Written by Fiona Watt. 


Also available:

Art SkillsThe Usborne Book of Art Skills (Art Ideas) is a fabulous book that is accessible for children as young as 7 and as old as 11. Children see and learn what they can do with splashes of paint, watercolor washes, sponge-painting, mixed media collages, and more. This book is as colorful and inviting as the one above. Also written by Fiona Watt.



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Published: 2001 By: Usborne Ages 9-up  

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Reviewed July 2004   Comments? Email us.

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