Crafting with Recyclables: Even More Projects

Cover: Crafting with Recyclables: Even More Projects



This book includes ideas for turning common household items into a variety of interesting and creative crafts. Crafters practice comprehension skills as they use text and diagrams to follow the steps for each project. The activities push students to learn and apply domain-specific vocabulary, practice new techniques, and build on concepts that may already be familiar. Other tools, including an index and additional resources, encourage readers to locate information and explore further independently.


  • Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Dewey: 745.5
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
  • Reinforced book (9781634714198): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2017
  • Paperback (9781634714358): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2017
  • PDF (9781634714273): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2017
  • Hosted ebook (9781634714433): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2017
  • Subject: Arts, Crafts, & Activities, Language Arts
  • Series: How-to Library


  • Lexile® Measure: 760
  • Guided Reading Level: P

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Out of the Blue Bin
  • Upcycling
  • Basic Supplies
  • Painting Tips
  • Sewing Tips
  • Faux Leather Vase
  • T-Shirt Infinity Scarf
  • Snazzy Desk Shelves
  • Jelly Jar Snow Globe
  • Metal Friends
  • Pants Pockets
  • Sidesplitting Bookends
  • Glowing Plastic Bottle Lamp
  • Ordinary to Extraordinary
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Author


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Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Dana Meachen Rau is the author of more than 200 books for children. She has written a variety of nonfiction titles on many subjects, including books on history, science, toys, and crafts, as well as biographies. When she is not working in her home office, she is outside walking or running in her sneakers around her neighborhood in Burlington, Connecticut.

Illustrator: Kathleen Petelinsek


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