This how-to-do book can be used by parents -- or teachers -- with small children, and by third and fourth graders themselves. Excellent selection of articles -- with not an percentage of trash -- all made from ""odd and ends"", out of the trash basket, out of leftovers such as candle ends, corks, spools, pipe cleaners, old hats, rag-bag bite, etc. A good rainy day answer to a busy mother's -- particularly for convalescent children. There are games and toys and things to wear, and gadgets and decorative articles (these ight prove white elephants!) -- and little gifts that children would like to make for grownups. There are basic principles, such as a formula for making paste, for making finger paints, for the use of things that nature offers free. The illustrations and diagrams clarify the directions, which in themselves are simple and easy to follow.