Friday, July 9, 2010

Get Crafty and Cookin' This Summer!

Kids' scissors
Parents and kids, we don't need to tell you that school's out for the summer, right? Hopefully you've been finding things to do to stay busy. Just in case, why not tap into your creative side and try some ideas from our craft or cookbooks? Don't worry, we'll also provide some craft and cooking ideas for adults and teens! Titles in the teen or adult section are marked with an *.

Cooking or Baking
Bake Me a Cake cover*Bake Me a Cake: Fun and Easy Treats for Kids: A Hands-Free Step-by-Step Guide by Megan Brenn-White

*Cook's Country Best Grilling Recipes: More Than 100 Regional Favorites, Tested and Perfected for the Outdoor Cook by America's Test Kitchen

*The Craft of Baking: Cakes, Cookies, & Other Sweets with Ideas for Inventing Your Own by Karen DeMasco & Mindy Fox

*Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs by Rozanne Gold

Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Dr. Seuss! by Georgeanne Brennan

Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook coverGrilled Pizza Sandwich and Other Vegetarian Recipes by Kristi Johnson

The Kid's Cookbook: A Great Book for Kids Who Love to Cook by Abigail Johnson Dodge

Kids' Fun & Healthy Cookbook by Nicola Graimes

Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child

Wrap-n-Bake Egg Rolls: and Other Chinese Dishes by Nick Fauchald

Eco-friendly Crafts
Earth-Friendly Crafts coverCrafts from Junk by Violaine Lamérand

Earth-Friendly Crafts: Clever Ways to Reuse Everyday Items by Kathy Ross

*Eco-Craft: Recycle, Recraft, Restyle by Susan Wasinger

Make It! by Jane Bull

General Arts and Crafts
Stick It coverBedroom Makeover Crafts by Kathy Ross

Crafts for Kids Who Are Learning about Insects by Kathy Ross

Easy Origami by Mary Meinking

Fairy World Crafts by Kathy Ross

The Kids' Multicultural Craft Book: 35 Crafts from around the World by Roberta Gould

Make Your Own Playdough, Paint, and Other Craft Materials: Easy Recipes to Use with Young Children by Patricia Caskey

*Stick It! 99 D.I.Y. Duct Tape Projects by T.L. Bonaddio

The Super Duper Art & Craft Activity Book: Over 75 Indoor and Outdoor Projects for Kids! by Lynn Gordon

Wirework coverBead Girl: Sparkly Projects from Tiaras to Toe Rings by Mikyla Bruder

*Dangles and Bangles: 25 Funky Accessories to Make and Wear by Sherri Haab

Friendship Bracelets by Camilla Gryski

*Friendship Bracelets All Grown Up by Jo Packham

Hemp Jewelry by Judy Ann Sadler

*Junk Jewelry: 25 Extraordinary Designs to Create from Ordinary Objects by Jane Eldershaw

*Wirework: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping by Dale Armstrong

Knitting, Sewing, Quilting, or Crocheting
Kids Learn to Knit cover*400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary of Essential Stitch Patterns

*The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet by Margaret Hubert

Crochet: Fantastic Jewelry, Hats, Purses, Pillow & More by Jane Davis

Finger Knitting 1: Handknit Projects for Kids of All Ages by Katsuno Suzuki

Kids Learn to Knit by Lucinda Guy

*Knit Green: 20 Projects & Ideas for Sustainability by Joanne Seiff

*Leslie Linsley's New Weekend Quilts: 25 Quick and Easy Quilting Projects You Can Complete in a Weekend by Leslie Linsley

*Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials: Plus Tips & Resources for Earth-Friendly Stitching by Betz White
As always, please stop by the Youth Services Desk and let us know if you'd like any help finding craft or cooking resources!

Posted by ws (formerly wk)