Festival Decorations

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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The Craft Workshop Series combines spectacular photographs and illustrations with a wealth of imaginative projects drawn from a variety of cultures. Full-color photographs of folk art from around the world are accompanied by original children's work commissioned especially for this series.

Each book features:
-- six carefully chosen works of art
-- lively information about their history and purpose in their culture
-- materials and techniques used in their creation
-- easy-to-follow craft activities for children based on the same techniques

Colorful decorations used in celebrations in different cultures will inspire children to create their own holiday creations. In Festival Decorations, young readers will discover how and why people all over the world celebrate such important times as New Year, spring, harvest, Christmas, birth, marriage, and even death.

Crafts include:
-- clay lamps for Diwali in India
-- Easter eggs from Russia
-- Shaker Christmas angels
-- Native North American prayer bundles
-- Mexican sugar skulls for the Day of the Dead

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About the author (1998)

Anne Civardi, who edited these stories, is the author of over 40 children s books and is a children s book editor in the UK.

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