How to Amaze Your Daughter can help parents experience life with open eyes. It has more than 50 truly creative and inspiring projects that will enthuse and enrich girls. There are crafts, science experiments, creative experiences, recipes and easy magic tricks. Each is cheap and easy.
All the amazements use items found in the home. Here are some examples:
- Things To Do Together: Popsicle Stick Dolls; Bubble Candle; Bits 'n' pieces Color Portraits; Mini Origami Dresses; Lace Angel Wings
- Treasures: Miniature Vase Necklace; Forest Fairy House; Paint with Shaving Foam; Snow Globe with a Toy Inside
- Toys: Water Bottle Canoe; Easy-Fold Cardboard House; Tablecloth Teepee; Mermaid Costume with Detachable Tail
- Experiments and Magic: Milk that Paints; Jellyfish in a Bottle; Edible Cracked Eggs; Paper Flower That Magically Opens in
- Projects to Eat!: Spaghetti Nests; Bear in a Pancake; Origami Cake; Edible Butterflies; Rubber Egg; Carousel Cake.
How To Amaze Your Daughter is a practical and inspiring resource for all parents, teachers and caregivers.
|Publisher:||Firefly Books, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Raphaele Vidaling has published two novels and many illustrated books. She is the author of How to Amaze Your Toddler.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
ACTIVITIES TO DO TOGETHER
- DOLLS made of Popsicle sticks BALLERINAS made from paper doilies PEBBLE PEOPLE made with mix-and-match bodies and heads AN ARCHEOLOGISTS' ICE FLOE with frozen animals CANDLEHOLDERS made of wax balloons MONOCHROMATIC PHOTOS of odds and ends THE ART OF KOKEDAMA hanging Japanese gardens A KITCHEN SAND PAN to use for writing practice SHAVING CREAM PAINT to create random imprints LITTLE DRESSES made of origami
DECORATIONS AND OTHER LITTLE PRECIOUS THINGS
- MINIATURE VASE NECKLACES a bouquet around your neck REPOSITIONABLE WINDOW DECORATIONS made of white glue A SNOW GLOBE with a recycled toy inside COLORED VASES made with cut balloons A
KEEPSAKE BOX made from a dried clementine WALLPAPER PATCHWORK pretty and inexpensive A MINIATURE TREASURE CHEST made from a pillbox SMALL FAIRY HOUSES found in the forest ANGEL WINGS made from doilies
- DOLL CANOES made from water bottles A TABLE TENT that's both a tablecloth and a hideout BEACH CHAIRS FOR DOLLS made from chopsticks A RECYCLED SHEET TEEPEE that's easy to fold and store THE CLEANEST HOUSE IN TOWN made from a laundry detergent jug A CARDBOARD HOUSE foldable in a flash MINIATURE SHOPS made from small matchboxes A MERMAID COSTUME with a detachable tail
EXPERIMENTS AND MAGIC TRICKS
- THE MAGIC MILK that draws by itself AN EFFERVESCENT EXPERIMENT like a lava lamp from the 70s COLORFUL CRACKED
EGGS that you can eat A JELLYFISH in a bottle A MAGIC FLOWER that opens on water A VERY STRANGE SUBSTANCE solid when you move it, liquid when it's still A RUBBERY EGG with its shell dissolved in vinegar THE MAGICAL GLASS FULL OF WATER that doesn't spill when it's upside down
AND YOU CAN EAT IT!
- FAKE MUSHROOMS made of mozzarella and tomatoes SPAGHETTI NESTS baked in a muffin pan ADORABLE RADISH MICE with long tails MINIATURE GARDENS made of mushrooms AN APPLE SPIRAL dazzling in minutes MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO made of lychees A TEDDY BEAR PANCAKE or how to draw in a pan A MELON CAGE with a pear-fennel bird AN ORIGAMI CAKE baked in folded parchment paper AN ALPHABET NOODLE STAMP and a heart-shaped cookie cutter A PINATA CAKE with candy hidden inside AN ANGEL HAIR NEST to top a cake A SWARM OF EDIBLE BUTTERFLIES to decorate a cake A CAROUSEL CAKE with hazelnuts and lollipops PINECONE SYRUP that tastes like maple syrup THE PHASES OF THE MOON made from sandwich cookies
What you'll discover in How To Amaze Your Son
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." This sentence is Picasso's. But what is an artist? Someone who looks at the world with a curious eye, gifted with a creativity that transforms raw material into poetry? Yes, children have this talent, this perpetual wonder that makes them enthusiastic for new experiences, capable of investing themselves in a little project with as much enthusiasm and seriousness as they would if their life depended on it: making soap bubbles or paper airplanes, tying a remote-control motor to a stuffed animal on wheels, or making a skirt of flowers to put around a little doll. Playing is about inventing, testing, letting your imagination and concrete experiences rub up against one another. And, in the end, it's about growing as well. Only while growing up, we sometimes lose our open mind. We throw out bottle caps without seeing the possibility of them being wheels; we no longer pick up feathers on the sidewalk. Sometimes, even, we forget to sculpt volcanoes in our mashed potatoes! That is, we forget unless we have the chance to have children of our own, who remind us not to neglect the most important things: play, fantasy and making wonderful things for the sake of making something wonderful!
This book is a helping hand for parents who haven't lost their inner child, for those who, between the "brush your teeth" and "don't forget to say thank you," will add the essential insight: "Never forget to see the extraordinary in the ordinary!"