13 Best Craft & Hobby Reference

List Updated May 2020

Bestselling Craft & Hobby Reference in 2020


Crafts and Hobbies: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Skills

Crafts and Hobbies: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Skills
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Wreck This Journal (Red) Expanded Ed.

Wreck This Journal (Red) Expanded Ed.
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Wreck This Journal Expanded Edition 5.5"X8.25"-Red

Wreck This Journal (Paper bag) Expanded Ed.

Wreck This Journal (Paper bag) Expanded Ed.
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Wreck This Journal Expanded Edition 5.5"X8.25"-Paper Bag

Potter's Bible: An Essential Illustrated Reference for both Beginner and Advanced Potters (Artist/Craft Bible Series)

Potter's Bible: An Essential Illustrated Reference for both Beginner and Advanced Potters (Artist/Craft Bible Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Finish This Book

Finish This Book
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • A book of activities for deciding the plot and solving a mystery
  • Encourages creativity, imagination, logic, following directions
  • A wonderfully inspirational activity - gets kids brimming with creativity
  • Complete writing, drawing, cutting, pasting, finding and creating activities
  • Conduct your own creative research, even undergo secret intelligence training

Wreck This Journal: Now in Color

Wreck This Journal: Now in Color
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

The Manga Artist's Workbook: Easy-to-Follow Lessons for Creating Your Own Characters

The Manga Artist's Workbook: Easy-to-Follow Lessons for Creating Your Own Characters
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Practice models
  • Cover sheets to protect work
  • Tracing paper
  • Dynamic poses
  • Boy and girl teen examples throughout

Wreck This Journal (Duct Tape) Expanded Ed.

Wreck This Journal (Duct Tape) Expanded Ed.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Wreck This Journal: Duct Tape

Wreck This Journal (Black) Expanded Edition

Wreck This Journal (Black) Expanded Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Wreck This Journal By MoMA
  • New York's Museum of Modern Art is known for its extraordinary exhibitions and for presenting the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art
  • In 1932, MoMA was the first art museum to establish a curatorial department dedicated to Architecture & Design, and by mid-century, it was playing a leading role in defining and promoting the values of "Good Design"
  • As an extension of the Museum's educational mission, the MoMA Design Store exemplifies good design with a well-edited selection of products highlighting the latest in materials, production, and design concepts from around the world
  • Sold Directly by MoMA

101 Fun Things to Do in Retirement

101 Fun Things to Do in Retirement
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations

Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Each idea is sure to make the holidays more festive and memorable
  • Softcover book
  • Book contains 365 pages

The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert

The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Knopf

The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery

The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

4 Creative Robot Crafts for Kids

Inspire your child's creativity and interest in science with these robot craft ideas. While these robots won't walk or talk, they will entertain your child and decorate the room.

Found Object Robots

For this craft, the kids use found objects to make three-dimensional robots. Gather various recyclable materials around the house. Materials that work well include empty boxes, food canisters, tin cans, wrapping paper tubes, wire, aluminum foil, egg cartons, foam, disposable cups and balls. Help the kids tape or glue the components together to make a robot.

Collage Robot

A collage robot is similar to the found object robot except it is a two-dimensional art project. Kids use scraps of flat material they find to make a picture of a robot on paper. For example, you might cut a rectangle from aluminum foil to make the robot's body or glue silver gum wrappers on the paper as the arms. Use a mix of recyclable items and craft supplies like beads and sequins to make the robot collages.

Jointed Shape Robots

This craft reinforces the concept of shapes to make a two-dimensional robot with arms and legs you can move. Cut out various shapes from construction paper or poster board, such as rectangles, squares, circles, diamonds, triangles and ovals. The kids use the shapes to make the robot. Use paper brads to connect the arms and legs to the body. Use glue to attach the other details of the robot. If you don't want a jointed robot, let the kids glue the shapes on a large piece of paper.

Felt Robot Dolls

Instead of making paper dolls, make felt robot dolls for your child. He can make many different robots and change them quickly with this craft. Cut out different robot parts like bodies, arms, legs, hands, feet and heads. Make at least five of each body part for variety. Give your child a large sheet of plain felt for the background where he can build his felt robots. The felt sticks to itself so the background felt keeps the robot from sliding around or coming apart as your child makes it.

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