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New craft books for kids
With public school spring breaks coming up next week, children across Long Island will be looking to fill their free time. Here are new craft books for kids:
In "Box! Castles, Kitchens and Other Cardboard Creations for Kids" (Lyons Press, $18.95), "Sesame Street" puppeteer Noel MacNeal embraces the magic of an empty box. Dozens of projects use cereal and packing boxes, even milk cartons. Creations include a banjo, a balloon ping-pong game and more.
Get Dad involved in the action with "Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments" (Adams Media, $18.99) by Mike Adamick. The book's 30 experiments include creating "Soap Clouds," making "Straw Balloon Rocket Blasters" and carrying out the always- popular "Mentos and Coke Rocket" eruption.
Former Parents magazine lifestyle director Amanda Kingloff has written "Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun" (Artisan Books, $22.95), which includes making a mini piñata, a superhero cape and more.