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CRRL Kids: Making Toy Buildings

Build It With Boxes
Build It With Boxes By Irvine, Joan (Book - 1993 )

Annotation:Explains how to make boxes and box creations, including a fish, dragon, camera, airplane, and tropical rain forest.

The Cardboard Box Book
The Cardboard Box Book 25 Things to Make and Do With Empty Boxes By Walsh, Danny (Book - 2006 ) 745.54 Wa Available in some locations

Annotation:Make an airplane, a tepee, a climbing wall for your action figure, a magnetic fishing game, a coat of arms, or a drum kit, a zoo, playhouse, or aquarium. 25 projects in all.

The Kids' Guide to Building Cool Stuff
The Kids' Guide to Building Cool Stuff By Bell-Rehwoldt, Sheri (Book - 2009 ) 745.5 Be Available in some locations

Annotation:Getting beyond the box! Do you like to get your hands dirty? Do you enjoy puttering stuff together with popsicle sticks and duct tape. If so then The Kids Guide to Building Cool Stuff is right up your alley From hot dog cookers to homemade kites you'll impress your friends and family with all sorts of amazing creations.

Look What You Can Make With Boxes
Look What You Can Make With Boxes (Book - 1998 ) 745.5 Lo Available in some locations

Annotation:Toys, games and other ideas all from boxes.

Recycled Crafts Box
Recycled Crafts Box Sock Puppets, Cardboard Castles, Bottle Bugs & 37 More Earth-friendly Projects & Activities You Can Create By Martin, Laura C. (Book - 2003 ) 745.5 Ma Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses recycling and provides information and instructions for making art projects from a variety of recycled materials.

Steven Caney's Ultimate Building Book
Steven Caney's Ultimate Building Book By Caney, Steven (Book - 2006 ) 624 Ca Available in some locations

Annotation:Want to take building a bit more seriously? With clearly written, illustrated explanations of 20 different building systems made from simple household materials, readers can construct the 100 easy-to-follow architectural activities. Readers are also introduced to the large variety of materials that can be used for building as well as the pros and cons of each--including its life span and potential for reuse. Informative sidebars offer insights into the architectural and design properties of everything from drinking straws to yurts.

Annotation:Make this barn using a cardboard box, scissors, and paint.

Annotation:Use these templates to make a city with a hospital, roads, fire station, and more.

Annotation:You will need old boxes, cartons, colored paper, scissors, tape, paper tubes, and crayons. Easy and fun.

Annotation:A nifty little house. If you want a bigger house that's easier to cut, copy the image and paste it a word processing program. Make it bigger there by clicking on the image and then pulling on the corner. Ask for a grownup's help if need be.

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