The American Girl's Handy Book

The American Girl's Handy Book

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For good old-fashioned fun, nothing beats this 1887 gem! Truly a qhandyq book, it shows girls how to make their own amusements, with illustrated explanations that range from hobbies such as needlework and painting to suggestions for planning picnics and playing games. Hundreds of simple and timeless ideas and activities include creating handmade dolls, preserving wildflowers, weaving a rope hammock, building bookshelves, and making gifts for friends and family. The projects, which require only common household items, encourage young imaginations and foster creativity. In addition to traditional arts and crafts, the well-rounded offerings include hiking and other outdoor adventures. Authors Lina and Adelia B. Beard wrote and illustrated many children's books and were instrumental in founding the Campfire Girls. This volume is a companion to The American Boy's Handy Book, written by the Beards' brother, Daniel. Its sensible, self-assured tone outlines a lively portrait of girlhood that's full of possibilities. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and camp counselors will find it a treasury of inspiration for wholesome, fun-filled activities.Turn-of-the-Century Classic of Crafts and Activities Lina Beard, Adelia B. Beard. curve ... The wings are cut by the pattern given, and are painted to resemble feathers as much as possible. ... Maple-wax Easter Eggs. Empty the egg-shell of its contents and open a place at the small end the size of a silver dime. ... When the wax is perfectly cold and hard, paste an artificial daisy over the opening in the shell.

Title:The American Girl's Handy Book
Author: Lina Beard, Adelia B. Beard
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2012-05-09

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