Art Activity Books

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Emberley, Ed
Instructions for creating a variety of shapes and figures using thumbprints and a few simple lines.
Item No. 9780316789684
$8.99
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Ward, Jennifer
I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location--from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country--each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.

Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous acclaimed parenting books and books for children, inspired by nature.

"Jennifer Ward has created a book that will serve to gently introduce parents to nature, even as parents are using it to help guide a child into the narural world. Children--and parents--learn to observe, as well as appreciate, the basic joys of getting their hands dirty and feet wet. Discoveres become shared experience."--from the forword by Richard Louv

Item No. 9781590305355
$16.00
Illustoria #7: Black & White

Issue #7: Black & White delves into the world of shadow and light with bold stories and comics that will have kids & grownups dreaming up the infinite possibilities of a bottle of ink and a brush. Acclaimed illustrator Rebecca Green graces the cover with an adorable animal portrait scene, and shares her artistic process in a full length interview. Obsess over the pets of your favorite Literary Giants by our creative director Elizabeth Haidle; find an interview with and fall in love with the illustrations of award-winning artist and writer Paul Madonna; learn about black & white pigments in The Brief History of Black and White by Alexis Joseph and Lindsay Stripling; swoon over a super sweet comic by and Q & Artist interview with children's book author & illustrator Basak Agaoglu; make your very own herb salve, thirst quenching horchata, concrete poetry pop-up book, and shadow puppet theatre; and delight over tons of comics, stories, and coloring pages in this packed issue!

Item No. ILLUS7
$16.00
Illustoria Issue #1: Beginnings

A magazine for creative kids and their grown-ups.

Issue#1: Beginnings features Cece Bell, Aaron Becker and so much more!

Each issue features:

  • The creative original work of dozens of contributors (artists, storytellers, musicians, makers)
  • Quality DIY activities for kids
  • Music & book reviews
  • A recipe
  • High-quality, recycled paperstock and soy-based inks
  • A fun way to engage across generations
  • Zero ads

Full color, 64 pages. Recommended for ages 6-12 and the young at heart.

Item No. ILLUS1
$14.00
Illustoria Issue #2: Canvas

A magazine for creative kids and their grown-ups.

Issue 2 features: Herve Tullet, Tony DiTerlizzi, Laurel Snyder and many, many more!

Each issue features:

  • The creative original work of dozens of contributors (artists, storytellers, musicians, makers)
  • Quality DIY activities for kids
  • Music & book reviews
  • A recipe
  • High-quality, recycled paperstock and soy-based inks
  • A fun way to engage across generations
  • Zero ads

Full color, 64 pages. Recommended for ages 6-12 and the young at heart.

Don't miss Issue #1

Item No. ILLUS2
$14.00
Illustoria Issue #3: Outside-In

A magazine for creative kids and their grown-ups.

Issue #3: Outside-in features cover art and sketchbook tips by beloved illustrator, cartoonist, and writer Lisa Brown; an interview with and activities from Hello Nature! creator Nina Chakrabarti; an interview with prolific kid-lit author Amy Novesky (who shares writing tips with young aspiring writers); and so much more!

Each issue features:

  • The creative original work of dozens of contributors (artists, storytellers, musicians, makers)
  • Quality DIY activities for kids
  • Music & book reviews
  • A recipe
  • High-quality, recycled paperstock and soy-based inks
  • A fun way to engage across generations
  • Zero ads

Full color, 64 pages. Recommended for ages 6-12 and the young at heart

Item No. ILLUS3
$16.00
Illustoria Issue #4: Grow

A magazine for creative kids and their grown-ups.

Issue #4: Grow features an essay by beloved children’s book author & illustrator Peter Brown on the making of his first illustrated novel, The Wild Robot; an interview with creative duo Lisa Brown & Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), who reveal their favorite childhood books and toys and share advice about writing and drawing; and so much more!

Each issue features:

  • The creative original work of dozens of contributors (artists, storytellers, musicians, makers)
  • Quality DIY activities for kids
  • Music & book reviews
  • A recipe
  • High-quality, recycled paperstock and soy-based inks
  • A fun way to engage across generations
  • Zero ads

Full color, 64 pages. Recommended for ages 6-12 and the young at heart

Item No. ILLUS4
$14.00
Illustoria Issue #5: Motion

A magazine for creative kids and their grown-ups.

Issue #5: Motion features an impressive roster of talent including Rad Women Worldwide creators Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl. In this issue we explore motion in all different forms: the movement of sea creatures at the aquarium, the gallop of horses, journeys into space and fantastical worlds, the capturing of motion through art and photography, and even the progressive, forward-movement of trailblazers and activists. Read comics about Henri Matisse, Madeleine L'Engle, and Eadweard Muybridge. Learn about the history of and alchemical properties of the color vermilion. Make Victorian-era thaumatropes (a simple paper-and-string animation toy), a flip-book, ice-cream in a bag, and enjoy so much more that will delight the senses in the form of comics, illustrated stories, book recommendations, a playlist and recipe, coloring pages, and activities. 

Each issue features:

  • The creative original work of dozens of contributors (artists, storytellers, musicians, makers)
  • Quality DIY activities for kids
  • Music & book reviews
  • A recipe
  • High-quality, recycled paperstock and soy-based inks
  • A fun way to engage across generations
  • Zero ads

Full color, 64 pages. Recommended for ages 6-12 and the young at heart

Item No. ILLUS5
$16.00
Illustoria Issue #6: Symbols

A magazine for creative kids and their grown-ups.

Issue#6: The Symbols Issue explores how we find meaning in letters, shapes, objects, and more through stories, comics, interviews, and activities that will get you seeing with fresh eyes. This issue features Yuko Higuchi, the brilliant cult artist known for her "dark kawaii" artwork; Shawn Harris, on drawing Her Right Foot, written by Dave Eggers; a stunning comic by issue 6 cover artist Marina Muun, The Rock Garden, an ode to the preservation of history alongside the progress of modern architecture;  the next segment in the popular Literary Giants as Kids series, featuring Dr. Seuss; a beautifully illustrated story on The Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend; DIY CD mandalas; the always gorgeous artwork and informative text in the Brief History of Color series, featuring Yellow Ochre; a tasty recipe for veggie curry; DIY cursive letters; collectable cut-out tarot cards; and the usual book recommendations, art supply reviews, music playlist, and so much more that you've come to enjoy and expect from Illustoria.

Each issue features:

  • The creative original work of dozens of contributors (artists, storytellers, musicians, makers)
  • Quality DIY activities for kids
  • Music & book reviews
  • A recipe
  • High-quality, recycled paperstock and soy-based inks
  • A fun way to engage across generations
  • Zero ads

Full color, 64 pages. Recommended for ages 6-12 and the young at heart.

Item No. ILLUS6
$16.00
Illustoria Issue #8: Home

****FEATURING****

Cover Art by Carson Ellis
Carson Ellis & Colin Meloy
Nikki McClure
Melissa Sweet
Andrew Bird & Katherine Tsina Bird
A Brief History of Prussian Blue by Alexis Joseph and Lindsay Stripling
Beyond the Blueprint by Claire Astrow
Literary Giants and Their Pets by Docu-Comix
Q & Artist with Hillery Sproatt
DIY Basket Weaving
Fairytale Homes
DIY Peg Dolls
Legends, Myths, Lore by Lindsay Stripling
DIY Cardboard Furniture
Art & comics by….
Shelley Couvillion
Jesse Zhang 
Diana Schoenbrun
Anne Pomel
Jamie Bennett 
Rosie Brand 
Nigel Sussman 
Chelsea Larsson
Eline Veldhuisen 
Nelleke Verhoeff 
Drew Lytle
Jenna Lechner
Vaughn Parish

  • DIYs

  • Stories

  • Comics

  • Interviews

  • Playlist

  • Book Recs

  • Art Supply Recs

  • Activities

  • Recipe

Item No. ILLUS8
$16.00
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Olmsted, Sarah
For children, potential is limitless, curiosity is an electrical current, and every moment is open to the possibility of the unexpected. Day-to-day life is filled with adventure. Road blocks are invitations to try new routes. And the world is vast and expansive. This book is a celebration of childhood through the crafts and activities that invite wonder and play. The twenty-five projects and activities in this book are meant to speak to the way children engage with the world. These projects are not about what is produced in the end (although that part is fun too) but rather they are stepping-off points--activities that spark curiosity, an adventure, or an investigation. They're about the process of getting there. They're about the conversations that happen while making things together. They're about getting to know the world inch by inch. They're about exploring imaginary universes and running through real forests. They're about living in childhood . . . regardless of your actual age. They're about being a kid.
Item No. 9781590309704
$19.95
In the Vegetable Garden Sticker Activity Book
Cosneau, Olivia
What's more fun or magical than digging in the dirt, planting and watering seeds, discovering the first seedlings of the season, and finally eating your own fruits and vegetables?

Lovingly illustrated by Olivia Cosneau, this book is a colorful introduction to the magical world of the garden, including a range of fun activities, removable stickers, and a quiz. In the process, fledgling gardeners ages five and up learn about the different types of vegetables and fruits they can grow, how to care for them, what tools they need, and many other interesting facts.

Item No. 9781616895716
$7.99
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Ward, Jennifer
Engage your child in outdoor play, nature outings, and environmental explorations. Chase and be chased in a game of capture the flag. Use the power of the sun to craft your own shadow prints. Explore the stars on a late night walk. Create a field guide to your neighborhood. Through 52 ideas--some classic and some new--Let's Go Outside! offers a range of activities perfect for children ages 8 to 12. Whether you're in the country, the city, or anywhere in between, this book is sure to help you get outside--and run, dance, hike, or camp--with your preteen.

Sections of the book include:

- Back to Basics: Reconnecting with twists on traditional games and activities such as Capture the Flag
- Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: Picnics, doing homework outdoors, and socializing opportunities outdoors
- Outdoor Adventures: Canoeing, biking, and camping
- Environmental Experiments: Ways to explore how nature works

Item No. 9781590306987
$14.00
Little Construction Site Stickers
Beylon, Cathy
Little builders can fill a busy work area on the inside covers with 24 reusable sticker images. Includes barricades, danger signs, figures of workers reading plans, dump trucks, cement mixers, wheelbarrows, lunch pails, boulders, emergency cones, and much more. 24 stickers.
Item No. 9780486418360
$1.99
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Ludwig Bemelmans
Now children can celebrate a Parisian Christmas with Madeline, Pepito and all their friends. In this activity book, children will have hours of fun using the seventy-five reusable stickers to fly the twelve little girls on magic carpets over the banks of the Seine, decorate a Christmas tree, or tuck the girls into bed in the old house in Paris. Sixteen pages of Christmas crafts and games, including an ornament to make, and the entire text of Madeline's Christmas are included. When children are done, they can simply put the stickers back on their sheets to play with Madeline and her friends year round.
Item No. 9780670015689
$7.99
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Emberley, Ed
"Make a Face" takes circles, squares, diamonds, and rectangles, and lets you makes faces of all descriptions.
Ed Emberley's multi-million-selling drawing alphabet system has never gone out of style. His original series of drawing books has been selling steadily since the '70s. In this new hi-tech world, people young and old continue to feel good about the drawing system Ed created. This feeling of success, combined with his whimsical illustration style, has kept the original books in print and created a demand for more.
The "Ed Emberley On The Go!" series takes Ed's drawing system and updates it for today's busy lifestyle, without the need to charge a battery or worry about an expensive tablet. A black pen or marker, even a pencil, is all you need to enjoy these pads. No need to carry paper and a book and markers. The images range from super simple for the little ones to more complex for the more experienced, with pages for practice and frames for the favorites. There are picture frames, note cards, even comic strips where you can bring your favorite characters to life.
Tear-out pages make it easy to share with siblings and friends, perfect for a birthday party, makes a great placemat for restaurant dining, a great gift, and no worries outside at the beach or in the park.
Item No. 9780991293520
$16.95
Make Buildings: A Doodle Design Activity Book

Imagine amazing buildings and fantastical houses with this architecture-themed drawing book. Design everything from a castle fit for a queen, to an underground house for a family of moles! Following the lead of some of the world’s greatest architects, children are encouraged to think outside the box when looking for inspiration.

This fun doodle activity book will help children to think creatively about architecture, and will gently introduce some simple architectural terms and ideas.

Item No. 9781610674102
$11.99
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Padavick, Nate
This creative tool kit includes everything map lovers need to create custom frame-worthy map art. The instructional booklet includes projects ranging from personalized party invitations to a road map to happiness, all easily crafted from the fill-in map templates, legends, and icons included. The bonus is a poster-size world map for charting global destinations.
Item No. 9781452123332
$19.95
Make-a-Mask: Butterflies
Mudpuppy
Make a mask, not a mess! Have some Mudpuppy Butterflies Make-a-Masks on hand for a creative activity at any children's party or gathering. Just add some crayons, markers, or paint and let the fun begin. The butterflies were illustrated by Jenn Playford, so you can transform into a beautiful butterfly without the egg, chrysalis, and caterpillar stages! Why not try several different themes!

- 20 paper masks in 4 designs
- Pre-cut eyeholes
- Pre-cut colored elastic for attaching masks included

Item No. 9780735334489
$11.99
Make-a-Mask: Forest Animals
Mudpuppy
These Forest Animals Make-a-Mask Kit is the perfect activity for creative and imaginative kids. This clever book includes 20 pages of woodland critter masks to color and decorate (5 each of 4 designs including a deer, fox, owl, and raccoon). Finish up by attaching one of the included elastics, and your special mask is ready to be worn. Enjoy a forest animals costume party as unique as you are! Ages 4 and up.
Includes:
• 20 paper masks in 4 designs
• Pre-cut eyeholes
• Pre-cut colored elastic for attaching masks
Mudpuppy's Forest Animals Make-a-Mask is the perfect activity for creative and imaginative kids. This clever book includes 20 pages of woodland critter masks to color and decorate (5 each of 4 designs including a deer, fox, owl, and raccoon). Finish up by attaching one of the included elastics, and your special mask is ready to be worn. Enjoy a forest animals costume party as unique as you are!
- 20 paper masks in 4 designs
- Pre-cut eyeholes
- Pre-cut colored elastic for attaching masks
- Sold in shrink-wrapped 7 in. square (18 cm) books
- Ages 4 and up
Item No. 9780735342255
$11.99
Make-a-Mask: Jungle Animals
Mudpuppy

Make a mask, not a mess! Have Make-a-Masks on hand for a creative activity at any children's party or gathering. Just add some crayons, markers, or paint and let the fun begin.

Each tablet has 20 tear-off paper masks ready to be colored in--5 each of 4 illustrated designs. Julie Mercier illustrated a giraffe, zebra, tiger, and monkey. Why not try several different themes!

  • 20 paper masks in 4 designs
  • Pre-cut eyeholes
  • Pre-cut colored elastic for attaching masks included
  • Sold in shrinkwrapped 7" square (18 cm) books
  • Printed with nontoxic soy-based inks
  • CE and ASTM tested for safety
  • Recommended for children age 4+
Make a mask, not a mess! Have some Mudpuppy Jungle Animals Make-a-Masks on hand for a creative activity at any children's party or gathering. Just add some crayons, markers, or paint and let the fun begin. Julie Mercier illustrated a giraffe, zebra, tiger, and monkey. Why not try several different themes!

- 20 paper masks in 4 designs
- Pre-cut eyeholes
- Pre-cut colored elastic for attaching masks included

Item No. 9780735334502
$11.99
Make-a-Mask: Princess
Mudpuppy

Make a mask, not a mess! Have some Make-a-Masks on hand for a creative activity at any children's party or gathering. Just add some crayons, markers, or paint and let the fun begin.

Each tablet has 20 tear-off paper masks ready to be colored in--5 each of 4 designs.

  • 20 paper masks in 4 designs
  • Pre-cut eyeholes
  • Pre-cut colored elastic for attaching masks included
  • Sold in shrinkwrapped 7" square (18 cm) books
  • Printed with nontoxic soy-based inks
  • CE and ASTM tested for safety
  • ISBN 9780735334519
  • Recommended for children age 4+
Make a mask, not a mess! Have some Mudpuppy Princesses Make-a-Masks on hand for a creative activity at any children's party or gathering. Just add some crayons, markers, or paint and let the fun begin. Julia Rothman illustrated the princesses and their tiaras and crowns. Why not try several different themes!

- 20 paper masks in 4 designs
- Pre-cut eyeholes
- Pre-cut colored elastic for attaching masks included

Item No. 9780735334496
$11.99
Make-a-Mask: Superheroes
Mudpuppy

Make a mask, not a mess! Have some Make-a-Masks on hand for a creative activity at any children's party or gathering. Just add some crayons, markers, or paint and let the fun begin.

Each tablet has 20 tear-off paper masks ready to be colored in--5 each of 4 illustrated designs by Stephan Britt. Lightning bolts, atomic orbits, crescent moons, diamonds--take your superpower pick.

  • 20 paper masks in 4 designs
  • Pre-cut eyeholes
  • Pre-cut colored elastic for attaching masks included
  • Sold in shrinkwrapped 7" square (18 cm) books
  • Printed with nontoxic soy-based inks
  • Recommended for children age 4+
  • CE and ASTM tested for safety
  • ISBN 9780735334472
Make a mask, not a mess! Have some Mudpuppy Superheroes Make-a-Masks on hand for a creative activity at any children's party or gathering. Just add some crayons, markers, or paint and let the fun begin. 5 each of 4 illustrated designs by Stephan Britt. Lightning bolts, atomic orbits, crescent moons, diamonds--take your superpower pick.

- 20 paper masks in 4 designs
- Pre-cut eyeholes
- Pre-cut colored elastic for attaching masks included

Item No. 9780735334472
$11.99
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Mizielinski, Daniel
Informative and imaginative activities for young explorers everywhere.

Following the best-selling Maps, the Mizielinskis return with a companion activity book. Bursting with fascinating facts and puzzles from around the world, this book offers hours of entertainment to young adventurers. Informative and inspiring, the myriad activities in this book challenge the reader to discover something new and explore their imagination to draw, decorate and design on every pull-out page.

Item No. 9780763677718
$14.99
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Bruna, Dick
Ever since Dick Bruna first created Miffy in 1955, she has endeared herself to generations of young children and become one of the best-loved children's characters of all time. In this charming new addition to the Miffy story, Miffy takes inspiration from a visit to an art gallery and decides to become an artist herself. This wonderful new activity book is filled with fun activities, including puzzles and coloring, to inspire budding artists!
Item No. 9781849765787
$12.95