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Throughout history, people in every part of the world have held festivals. Some festivals celebrate harvest or the seasons, and some have religious origins, but each festival has its own special activities, foods, and symbols or decorations. Travel the world from Brazil to Ukraine and beyond, then try making a Chinese New Year dragon, a Muslim Eid greeting card, a Tibetan prayer wheel, or any of nine other fascinating crafts from many cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531153291
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Series: World Crafts Series
Edition description: American Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.29(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

A World of Festivals: Make a Festival Crafts Kit4
Happy New Year!--China: Make a Chinese Dragon Toy6
Mardi Gras--Brazil and Trinidad: Make Dancing Wings8
The Eid festivals--Pakistan: Make an Eid Card10
Easter--Germany, Ukraine, and Russia: Make a Faberge-Style Egg12
Welcoming Spring--India and Europe: Make a Green Man Mask14
Honoring Ancestors--North America and China: Make Hell Bank Money16
Everyday Faith--Russia, Italy, and Tibet: Make a Prayer Wheel18
Harvest Festivals--Israel, United States, and United Kingdom: Make Harvest Paperweights20
Halloween and All Souls' Day--North America and Mexico: Make a Sugar Skull22
Founders' Days--Myanmar and India: Make a Portrait Garland24
Festivals of Light--India and Israel: Make Diwali Lights26
Christmas--India, Nigeria, and Peru: Make a Retablo Scene28
More Books to Read--Web Sites31

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