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Ultimate Paper Airplanes for Kids: The Best Guide to Paper Airplanes!: Includes Instruction Book with 12 Innovative Designs & 48 Tear-Out Paper Planes

Ultimate Paper Airplanes for Kids: The Best Guide to Paper Airplanes!: Includes Instruction Book with 12 Innovative Designs & 48 Tear-Out Paper Planes Lowest new price: $6.00
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Author: Andrew Dewar
Brand: Andrew Dewar

**Winner of the 2016 Creative Child Magazine Product of the Year Award**

Kids will love to fold and fly these sturdy, aerodynamic paper airplanes!

In this clever origami book with folding papers, paper airplane expert Andrew Dewar presents his ultimate collection of easy-to-fold, high-performance planes for kids who are fascinated by aviation, technology, or origami. These planes are brightly colored and designed to fly beautifully every time.

Some of the exciting designs include:

  • The intimidating Hammerhead
  • The futuristic Space Cruiser
  • The hilariously named Belly Button
  • And many more!
The book opens with a fascinating introduction to the engineering principles of flight, so kids can learn about the forces that enable a plane to fly and affect the performance of their airplane designs. They'll have fun putting the paper planes through their paces: doing loops, barrel rolls, glides and dives. The sky is the limit once they understand how planes interact with the atmosphere!

This paper airplane book contains:
  • 12 innovative designs
  • 48 pre-cut paper airplane models
  • Detailed instructions for each paper plane
  • Special, durable lightweight cardstock
  • Printed folding lines for perfect folds
  • Colorful and realistic designs
  • A pull-out airport runway for landing maneuvers
Become a tried-and-true aviator with this paper airplane kit. Designed for both kids and kids-at-heart, the whole family will enjoy seeing their projects come to life!

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  • Ultimate Paper Airplanes for Kids The Best Guide to Paper Airplanes 12 Innovative Designs 48 Tear Out Planes

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Amazing Origami Kit: Traditional Japanese Folding Papers and Projects [144 Origami Papers with Book, 17 Projects]

Amazing Origami Kit: Traditional Japanese Folding Papers and Projects [144 Origami Papers with Book, 17 Projects] Lowest new price: $6.00
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Brand: Simon & Schuster

Origami paper with stunning Japanese traditional prints and fun and simple folding instructions!

Amazing Origami Kit is designed for origami paper folders of all ages and all skill levels—from novices up to more experienced folders. It provides everything you need to create exciting and original origami art. The gorgeous folding papers feature delicate patterns with gold detailing, recalling the one-of-a-kind traditional designs used in the Japanese kimono fabrics from a bygone era.

This origami kit contains:

  • A full-colored 64-page booklet
  • Clear step-by-step instruction and diagrams
  • 17 fun-to-do projects
  • 144 high-quality origami folding sheets
  • 2-sided, full-color folding paper
  • 13 custom paper designs
  • 6 3/4 X 6 3/4 size paper
  • The sturdy box doubles as a display pedestal.
One of the pleasing aspects of origami is its simplicity. The paper folder needs nothing more than something to fold—no glue, no tape, no string or wire—just a piece of paper! Though the materials are simple, origami exemplifies the ability of the human mind to solve problems and create a beautiful harmony. Origami is relaxing and peaceful, but it is also fun and exciting to discover new ways to fold paper. With Amazing Origami's simple instructions, origami beginners will be able to get started immediately. With the beautiful, Japanese origami paper, experienced paper folders can create unique origami art.

Origami projects include:
  • Luna Moth
  • Tortoise
  • Carp
  • Leaf
  • Peacock
  • Butterfly
  • Koi
  • Chinese Pinwheel
  • And many much…

Features:

  • A full-colored 64-page booklet
  • Clear step-by-step instruction and diagrams
  • 17 fun-to-do projects
  • 144 high-quality origami folding sheets
  • 2-sided, full color folding paper

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Rubber Band Engineer: Build Slingshot Powered Rockets, Rubber Band Rifles, Unconventional Catapults, and More Guerrilla Gadgets from Household Hardware

Rubber Band Engineer: Build Slingshot Powered Rockets, Rubber Band Rifles, Unconventional Catapults, and More Guerrilla Gadgets from Household Hardware Lowest new price: $5.00
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Author: Lance Akiyama
Brand: Rockport Publishers

You don't have to be a genius to create these ingenious contraptions, you just need rubber bands, glue, paperclips, and Rubber Band Engineer, of course.

Shooting far, flying high, and delivering way more exciting results than expected are the goals of the gadgets in Rubber Band Engineer. Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. 

In vivid color photos, you'll be guided on how to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, and even hydraulic-powered machines. Whether you build one or all 19 of these designs, you'll feel like an ingenious engineer when you're through. Best of all, you don't need to be an experienced tinkerer to make any of the projects! All you need are household tools and materials, such as paper clips, pencils, paint stirrers, and ice pop sticks.

Oh, and rubber bands. Lots of rubber bands.

Grab your glue gun, pull out your pliers, track down your tape, and get started on the challenging, fun, and rewarding journey toward becoming a rubber band engineer.

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  • Rockport Publishers

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Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move

Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move Lowest new price: $7.64
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Author: Keisuke Saka
Brand: Griffin

Originally published in Japan, Karakuri is an introduction to the simple mechanisms, such as gears, cranks, cams, and levers, used to bring to life these amazing moving paper models or automata. Included are pull-out pages for you to use to construct your own moving models of the different types of gears. These models serve as the basis for designing your own karakuri or may just be admired on their own.
Detailed explanations, accompanied by diagrams, explain the physics behind how karakuri move and operate, so you really learn about the properties of the different types of gears and cams. And to inspire you, also included are four fun, full-color karakuri models designed by the author, a well-known paper engineer. Printed on pull-out pages and easily assembled, the projects include a whimisical tea-serving robot, an amusing penguin perched on an iceberg and trying to fly, a delightful peek-a-boo-playing teddy bear, and a mesmerizing train that goes around on a track and through a tnunel!
With complete directions, fourteen full-size models, and the science behind the craft revealed, this book is a unique introduction to an ancient art.

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  • Griffin

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Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book, Gift Edition: Fun, Easy-to-Make Projects with Your Swiss Army Knife (Fox Chapel Publishing) 43 Useful & Whimsical Tools, Flowers, & Cute Animals to Whittle

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book, Gift Edition: Fun, Easy-to-Make Projects with Your Swiss Army Knife (Fox Chapel Publishing) 43 Useful & Whimsical Tools, Flowers, & Cute Animals to Whittle Lowest new price: $9.23
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Author: Chris Lubkemann
Brand: Victorinox

With this pocket-sized guidebook and a trusty Swiss Army Knife, you'll be ready to whittle wherever you go!

  • 43 fun projects to whittle, from practical items like forks and letter openers to whimsical animals and toys
  • Easy step-by-step instructions for all the traditional whittling favorites like spoons, forks, flowers, and the classic curly tail rooster
  • Sage advice on how to choose wood, sharpen a blade, and safely control your knife
  • Special hardcover Gift Edition is a handy 5.5 x 6.75 inches and makes a perfect gift for Scouts, campers, hikers, and rangers
  • Author Chris Lubkemann is a world-famous whittler who knows how to provide concise, beginner-friendly instructions

In Victorinox Swiss Army(r) Knife Whittling Book, world-famous whittler Chris Lubkemann shows you how to carve 43 useful and whimsical objects using nothing more than a twig, a few minutes, and an Original Swiss Army Knife!

Chris offers beginner-friendly step-by-step instructions for all the traditional whittling favorites like spoons, forks, and flowers, plus some decidedly funny animals and the classic curly tail rooster. He also provides sage advice on how to choose wood, sharpen a blade, and safely control your knife.

Whether you're in front of a campfire or waiting for a bus, whittling is the creative way to unwind and have fun! Learn how to whittle all these fun projects:

  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Knitting Needles
  • Crochet Hook
  • Spoon
  • Whimmy Diddle
  • Bow and Arrow
  • Sailboat
  • Owl
  • Alligator
  • Horse Pen
  • Bird
  • Flower
  • Tree
  • Rooster
  • Heron
  • Roadrunner
  • Squirrel
  • Coasters
  • Tic Tac Toe
  • Napkin Rings
  • ...and much more!

Published in collaboration with Victorinox(r) AG, makers of the Original Swiss Army(r) Knife.

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Carving the Little Guys: Easy Techniques for Beginning Woodcarvers (Fox Chapel Publishing) Skill-Building Introduction to the Art of Caricature Carving: Wood, Tools, Sharpening, Finishing, & More

Carving the Little Guys: Easy Techniques for Beginning Woodcarvers (Fox Chapel Publishing) Skill-Building Introduction to the Art of Caricature Carving: Wood, Tools, Sharpening, Finishing, & More Lowest new price: $6.82
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Author: Keith Randich
Brand: imusti

This skill-building beginner's guide reveals the secrets of capturing humor and expression in caricature carving. Learn caricature carving the easy way with:

  • Skill-building practice exercises
  • Step-by-step color photographs
  • Tips & techniques for beginning carvers
  • Adding faces, ears, hats, hands, & feet
  • Finishing & painting your Little Guy
  • Basics of wood, knives, honing & safety

Carving the Little Guys presents an accessible introduction to the art of caricature carving for beginning woodcarvers.

Author Keith Randich takes you cut-by-cut through the process of transforming a small block of wood into an expressive Little Guy. This easy-to-learn tutorial teaches all of the essential techniques needed to get started in an enjoyable and rewarding new hobby.

Discover what really gives these Little Guys their character, as you use your knife to craft cleverly exaggerated features like noses, boots, bellies, and shoes. And Carving the Little Guys covers all of the basics you'll need to know about wood, tools, sharpening, cutting, safety, finishing, repairs, and more.

Once you know how to carve one Little Guy, you are on your way to creating a variety of different occupation and personality types. With a simple turn of the knife point here or there you can completely change your Little Guy into a Soldier, Hunter, Fireman, Doctor, Fisherman, or even a Little Gal!

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  • Fox Chapel Pub Co Inc

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Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets: Expert Advice and 15 All-Time Favorite Projects and Patterns (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Wooden Mechanical Marvels, with a Full-Size Pull-Out Pattern Pack

Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets: Expert Advice and 15 All-Time Favorite Projects and Patterns (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Wooden Mechanical Marvels, with a Full-Size Pull-Out Pattern Pack Lowest new price: $11.26
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Author: Editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts
Brand: Fox Chapel Publishing

Make wildly inspired mechanical marvels from wood with the step-by-step projects and full-sized patterns inside Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets!

  • 15 clever projects including a rubber band gun, wooden gear machine, varied automatons, & more
  • Full-size pattern pack attached to the back of the book in a handy pull-out pouch
  • Beginner-friendly to advanced projects so you'll be sure to find something new and fun to make, no matter your skill level
  • Make a wooden machine with your own two hands that actually moves
  • Learn from woodworking experts like Clayton Boyer, Bob Gilsdorf, Dug North, Richard Packer, & David Wakefield

Inside this curated collection of the best projects from Fox Chapel Publishing's popular Gizmos and Gadgets magazine, you'll find ingenious plans for making 15 wildly inspired mechanical marvels from wood. These working wooden wonders might just be the most enjoyable projects you ever build in your shop!

Well-illustrated step-by-step projects are arranged by skill level from beginner to advanced, with full-sized, pull-out patterns attached to the book in a handy pouch.

Projects range from a Rapid-Fire Rubber Band Gun and a Wooden Padlock Treasure Chest to noisemakers and classic automatons for cowboys, ballerinas, cats, ships, and more.

Create fun games and toys for the whole family, and discover the secrets of kinetic sculpture to build your own interactive wooden gear machine!

The shop-tested designs for 15 clever contraptions include:

  • Rapid-Fire Rubber Band Gun
  • Interactive Wooden Gear Machine
  • Mad Scientist Frankenswitch
  • Two-Track Marble Racer
  • Amazing Automatons
  • Wooden Ratchet Noisemaker
  • ...and many more!

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  • Fox Chapel Publishing

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Doll Dress Boutique: Sew 40+ Projects for 18” Dolls - A Dress for Every Occasion

Doll Dress Boutique: Sew 40+ Projects for 18” Dolls  - A Dress for Every Occasion Lowest new price: $14.72
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Author: Erin Hentzel

Classic A-lines, sleeveless summer dresses, and party frocks―learn to sew eighteen-inch doll dresses for every occasion. This huge collection of over forty miniature dress designs includes twenty-eight complete patterns, plus thirteen bonus looks created from mix-and-match elements. Richly photographed, stylish dress projects are paired with sewing tutorials aimed at intermediate and advanced doll dressmakers. With princess seams, pretty pockets, and a variety of necklines, dressing up your doll has never been so much fun!

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Pocket Flyers Paper Airplane Book: 69 Mini Planes to Fold and Fly (Paper Airplanes)

Pocket Flyers Paper Airplane Book: 69 Mini Planes to Fold and Fly (Paper Airplanes) Lowest new price: $4.16
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Author: Ken Blackburn

Welcome to the world of miniature aviation. It’s entertainment on the fly for the office, backyard, classroom (don’t get caught!), or anywhere there might be a party, featuring 12 Lilliputian-size models that create 69 planes altogether.

From the Skyhawk to the Saber, Phoenix to the B-2 Buzz Bomber, these inimitable flyers are vibrantly colored and gorgeously designed. Fold up the Gargoyle, which excels at loops and dives, and the Concorde 500, modeled after the fastest passenger plane ever built. Includes step-by-step folding instructions and tips on how to send each plane soaring at its full aerodynamic potential.  


 

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Paracord!: How to Make the Best Bracelets, Lanyards, Key Chains, Buckles, and More

Paracord!: How to Make the Best Bracelets, Lanyards, Key Chains, Buckles, and More Lowest new price: $5.00
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Author: Todd Mikkelsen
Brand: Skyhorse Publishing
Model: 1629148199

Todd Mikkelsen's Paracord! offers a diverse collection of projects that utilize parachute cords—known around the world as paracord. Used by paratroopers and other military personnel during World War II, this lightweight nylon rope is now one of the most sought-after materials by crafters.

Its durability and flexibility make it perfect for creating everyday accessories such as belts, bracelets, buckles, necklaces, dog leashes and collars, key chains, and more. As you will see in Mikkelsen's book, this rope comes in various colors, from army green to hot pink, making it easy to personalize every type of project.

In Paracord!, you'll find step-by-step instructions that take you through every project. Each step is accompanied by a photo that clearly illustrates the process. In addition to learning how to make these accessories, Mikkelsen also includes introductory chapters preparing your paracord for crafting, tying different types of knots, and caring for and cleaning your completed paracord projects.

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  • Skyhorse Publishing-Paracord
  • Its durability and flexibility make it perfect for creating everyday accessories such as belts, bracelets, buckles, necklaces, dog leashes and collars, key chains, and more
  • A step-by-step instructions that take you through every project
  • Each step is accompanied by a photo that clearly illustrates the process
  • Author: Todd Mikkelsen

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