ERIC Number: ED389659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Computer Crafts for Kids.
Kuntz, Margy; Kuntz, Ann
This work presents a collection of craft projects that can be created by children. Necessary for completion of each craft is an IBM-compatible computer running Windows, "Word for Windows 6.0," with a mouse, a printer, and plain white printer paper. Simple craft supplies, including glue and scissors, also are needed. In each activity the child is guided through the process of first creating the computer output, then using the output to assemble the final craft. The projects not only reveal many of the features of Word, but also stimulate children to explore the creative side of computers. Some projects are progressive, building on tools and commands used previously. However, the lesson directions are given clearly so the projects also can be done in any order desired. Some of the projects are: bumper stickers; party placemats; flags; wall calendars; and pocket folders. The book is illustrated throughout to support the step by step text, includes hints and tips for activity clarification and extension, and is indexed. (MM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Childrens Art, Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education, Creative Activities, Design Crafts, Elementary Education, Handicrafts
Ziff-Davis Press, 5903 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608 ($14.95; $20.95 Canadian; 13.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A