Reviews for Chinese New Year Crafts


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Fall
A brief introduction to each featured holiday is followed by textual and photographic instructions for creating ten relevant crafts. The series' strength is its weakness: the projects are simple and require easy-to-come-by supplies, hence yield unspectacular results. Cartoony icons clutter the already-busy pages, and the "Holiday Hints" for each project are superfluous. Reading list, websites. Ind. [Review covers these Fun Holiday Crafts Kids Can Do! titles: [cf2]Chinese New Year Crafts[cf1], [cf2]Mother's Day Crafts[cf1], [cf2]Thanksgiving Crafts[cf1], [cf2]Cinco de Mayo Crafts[cf1], [cf2]Earth Day Crafts[cf1], and [cf2]Father's Day Crafts[cf1].] Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2005 June
K-Gr 5-Aesthetically pleasing with their bright colorful pages, clear concise instructions on the left side and photographs of various stages of the final product on the right, these books include 10 crafts each. Introductory pages offer brief information about the holiday. New Year includes directions for making a dragon-streamer puppet, a ribbon lantern, Chinese zodiac pictures, and more. In Cinco de Mayo, children learn how to make a peace votive, sombrero, and paper poncho, among other things. Use of everyday items such as paper cups, cupcake liners, and construction paper makes these activities practical for both students and teachers.-Tanaz Sutaria, John Gomes Elementary, Fremont, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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