The past comes alive through craft projects that celebrate Minnesota’s history and people. Imagine soldiers on the Civil War battlefield as you assemble a “housewife” sewing kit like those made by wives and mothers. Re-create the drama of a Midwestern tornado when you build an automaton that actually spins, and celebrate the invention of water skiing with a boat and skier that really glide.
You can trace the patterns to cut out right from the book or download them online. Step-by-step instructions carefully guide you through each project that is as educational as it is fun. A perfect gift for a child in your life, or perhaps a parent, teacher or caregiver looking for new and fun activities to do with kids. —Erin Altemus