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Product Details

  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (August 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568987072
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568987071
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #870,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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DIY Kids by Ellen and Julia Lupton is just the thing to bring out the creative side of technology-loving kids. -- Miami News-Record

Easy to use and inspirational, DIY Kids will probably shape the next generation of designers. -- M (Melbourne) Magazine, October 2007

"With all the talk about design education, it's about time there was a design book for children--because it's never too early to learn basic design principles. This book is for kids and illustrated with their art." --Communication Arts, November 2007

"Best Books of 2007: This book of kid-friendly projects that use basic principles and on-hand materials. Packed with ideas for T-shirts, pop-up cards, stuffed animals, etc." --Scholastic Parent - Child, December 2007

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"The thrill of anonymity and adding to the environment creatively is quite appealing."

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"DIY Kids by Ellen and Julia Lupton is just the thing to brng out the creative side of technology-loving kids."


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Ellen Lupton is the author, coauthor, or editor of 13 books with PAPress, including Design Culture Now; Skin: Surface, Substance + Design; Inside Design Now; Thinking with Type; D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself; and D.I.Y. Kids. She is Curator of Contemporary Design, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York and Director, Graphic Design MFA Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. she is hte recipient of numerous awards including I.D. Forty, 1992; Chrysler Design Award, 1996; and AIGA Gold Medal, 2007.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By weekly reader on October 27, 2007
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Within minutes of opening this smartly designed treasure-trove of craft ideas, the DIY kids of all ages in our household were designing icons, party invitations, and clothes for a community of real and imaginary friends. Beautiful and practical, this easy-to-use guide also teaches that we can liberate ourselves from our roles as passive consumers to create personally expressive and useful works of art--for the ages or just for today. Of course, the concept of a graffiti couch has also sparked intelligent debate around the breakfast table. A family-bonding bible, with or without hot glue.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alexis Rodrigo on December 11, 2007
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i just love this book! i have tons of arts & crafts books because i like to engage my children's creativity. this book is one of the best! it's not only a compilation of creative activities that children and even grown-ups will enjoy doing. it's also a testament to the ingenuity of children as it showcases dozens (or is it hundreds?) of beautiful, quirky and interesting things made by children. the activities in the book will also spark your mind to think of other diy activities. most of the materials required in the book can be found in any home with kids. some require the use of a computer. you can always modify the activities to use whatever you have on hand.

the authors say that the book is for "families ... saying no to endless consumerism and yes to art, craft, and home-grown media." if that's you, then you must have this book! i'm buying the luptons' other books right now!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 29, 2007
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I think that writing this book with my mom was really interesting. Everyone will enjoy doing crafts with their family. There so many ideas in this book. My favorite projects were making stuffed animals and mod-podge purses. The stuffies are cute and cuddly and there's room for one in everybody's heart. The purses are very stylish and unique. This book is wonderful and you should definitely buy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Heather B on August 10, 2008
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It's rare that I find a DIY book with more than two or three projects in it that I'm interested in. This baby only has two or three projects that I'm NOT interested. And most of the ideas are ones I'd never thought of before. If you're a crafter, you know how awesome that is!
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