Best Toy Making Books
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1. Whimsical Stitches: A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns
Author: by Lauren Espy
Published at: Paige Tate & Co; Illustrated edition (June 12, 2018)
2018 and 2019’s No.1 Best-selling Amigurumi Book in the U.S.! Explore Amigurumi, the Japanese art of crochet design, with 30 unique and darling patterns. Whether a novice or an experienced crocheter, anyone can pick up a needle and complete these cuddly creations.
Author and amigurumi guru Lauren Espy inspires crocheters with her easy-to-follow patterns, pictures, and helpful instructions. Lauren always takes the patterns one step at a time to ensure that your finished product is as cute as the creation on the page!
In Whimsical Stitches: A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns, amigurumi is explored through 30 simple, fanciful patterns in a variety of themes, including: In the Garden At the Aquarium Down on the Farm At the BakeryBrighten a room with flowers that won’t wilt, bring cheer to your table with colorful fruits that won’t attract flies, and add cuddly friends to a baby’s collection of favorite toys.
2. Origami Extravaganza! Folding Paper, a Book, and a Box: Origami Kit Includes Origami Book, 38 Fun Projects and 162 High-Quality Origami Papers: Great for Both Kids and Adults
Author: by Tuttle Publishing
Published at: Tuttle Publishing; Book and Kit edition (October 1, 2000)
Make dozens of fun and easy origami projects with this colossal origami kit. Origami Extravaganza! Has something for everyone. Whether you’re an origami beginner or an advanced paper crafter, this kit will keep you entertained with its variety of both traditional and modern origami models.
It is one of the most comprehensive origami kits available todaymeaning that if you’re only interested in buying one kit, this should be it. Paper folding models cover a wide range of topics from flowers and animals to elegant containers and celebratory designs.
The simple, straightforward instructions make it a fantastic origami-for-kids kit and an easy way to learn origami. After folding a few dozen projects, you will have a substantial base in the art of origami and should be able to create original origami pieces!
This easy origami kit contains: A full-colored 96-page booklet Clear step-by-step instructions Easy-to-follow diagrams Paper folding basics and tips 45 fun origami projects 162 sheets of authentic origami folding paper A variety of different colors and patterns Several foil folding sheetsThe array of origami creations in this kit is remarkablemaking it one of the most extensive origami kits available.
3. Amazing Origami Kit: Traditional Japanese Folding Papers and Projects [144 Origami Papers with Book, 17 Projects]
Author: by Tuttle Editors
Published at: Tuttle Publishing; Book and Kit edition (October 10, 2012)
Origami paper with stunning Japanese traditional prints and fun and simple folding instructions! Amazing Origami Kit is designed for origami paper folders of all ages and all skill levelsfrom novices up to more experienced folders. It provides everything you need to create exciting and original origami art.
The gorgeous folding papers feature delicate patterns with gold detailing, recalling the one-of-a-kind traditional designs used in the Japanese kimono fabrics from a bygone era. This origami kit contains: A full-colored 64-page booklet Clear step-by-step instruction and diagrams 17 fun-to-do projects 144 high-quality origami folding sheets 2-sided, full-color folding paper 13 custom paper designs 6 3/4 X 6 3/4 size paper The sturdy box doubles as a display pedestal.
One of the pleasing aspects of origami is its simplicity. The paper folder needs nothing more than something to foldno glue, no tape, no string or wirejust a piece of paper! Though the materials are simple, origami exemplifies the ability of the human mind to solve problems and create a beautiful harmony.
4. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass
Author: by Philip Pullman
Published at: Everyman's Library (December 6, 2011)
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! The only hardcover omnibus of the best-selling and award-winning fantasy trilogy. Philip Pullman’s trilogy is a masterpiece that transcends genre and appeals to readers of all ages.
His heroine, Lyra, is an orphan living in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are entwined. The epic story that takes us through the three novels is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armored polar bears, magical devices, witches, and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound reimagining of Milton’s Paradise Lost that has already inspired a number of serious books of literary criticism.Like J.R.R.Tolkien and C.S.
Lewis before him, Pullman has invented a richly detailed and marvelously imagined world, complex and thought-provoking enough to enthrall adults as well as younger readers. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, His Dark Materials is a monumental and enduring achievement.
5. My First Origami Kit: [Origami Kit with Book, 60 Papers, 150 Stickers, 20 Projects]
Author: by Joel Stern
Published at: Tuttle Publishing; Book and Kit edition (July 9, 2013)
Crochet 15 iconic women who changed the world with this collection of amigurumi crochet patterns. Whether it’s Greta, Amelia or Malala, this collection of crochet patterns celebrates 15 women who have made an impact on the global stage whether in politics, sport, medicine or education.
Learn more about each of the characters featured in this collection and make unique gifts to inspire and delight all generations.
7. Edward's Menagerie: Over 40 soft and snuggly toy animal crochet patterns
Author: by Kerry Lord
Published at: David & Charles; Illustrated edition (July 25, 2014)
Get ready to spend some time with a suave high-flying rhino, a lovesick elephant who knows her way around a kitchen and a seriously chivalrous tiger… With just two weeks to go before baby Edward’s due date, yarn enthusiast Kerry Lord picked up a crochet hook for the first time and a new obsession began.
Over the next 12 months the collection of crochet animals expanded week on week until Edward’s Menagerie was complete with 40 unique patterns. These cute animals with larger-than-life personalities are made using simple crochet techniques and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away.
Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making 160 different possibilities. Be warned that these unlikely characters made using a supersoft yarn in a sumptuous natural colour palette will become your new best friends as you hook your way through the whole menagerie!
8. Origami for Kids: 20 Projects to Make Plus 100 Papers to Fold (Happy Fox Books) Fun and Creative Paperfolding Kit with Easy Fold Lines and Instructions for Bunnies, Crabs, Bugs, Dogs and More
Author: by Mila Bertinetti Montevecchi
Published at: Happy Fox Books; First edition (March 25, 2019)
A current world record holder. John Collins has appeared on Conan, Discovery, ESPN, Nat Geo, Science Channel, and the cover of the Wall Street Journal. In addition to the world record plane, this book features the coolest looking paper airplane from the movie, “Paper Planes”. The Star Fighter, in the lower right corner of the cover, plays a starring role in the movie.
It’s the wind tunnel tested, super plane that wins contest after contest for the villain. It’s easily the most dangerous looking plane in the movie. A collection of easy-to-fold paper airplane designs and innovative theories of flight, including the author’s Guinness World Record-breaking airplane.
Features 16 tear-out model planes. This is the book you saw on Conan. Will YOU be the next to break the WORLD RECORD? The first person to officially break the world record with John’s plane will get $1,000. Anything is possible with The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book, the newest collection of designs and theories of flight from John M.
10. AmiguruME: Make Cute Crochet People
Author: by Allison Hoffman
Published at: Lark Crafts; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2013)
Make a miniature version of you, your friends, and celebrities too! You’ll absolutely love this comprehensive guide to creating amigurumi people. Media favorite Allison Hoffmanwhose delightful creations have graced the sets of Conan, Martha Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and moreexplains how to craft and customize these Japanese dolls at every stage.
You’ll learn everything from depicting the face of the person you’re designing to getting the clothing, hair, and accessories just right. The possibilities are infinite …And infinitely fun!
11. Knitted Animal Friends: Over 40 knitting patterns for adorable animal dolls, their clothes and accessories
Author: by Louise Crowther
Published at: David & Charles; Illustrated edition (May 7, 2019)
Learn to make an adorable collection of knitted animal toys with these new patterns by the author of My Knitted Doll, Louise Crowther. Louise, brings her unique style of coordinated knitwear with cute colourwork details to this new collection of toy animal knitting patterns.
There are a total of 12 knitted animals each with their own unique personality and style. The animals all have the same basic body, with a few colour variations and tail additions, so the clothes can be mixed and matched between them to create endless outfit possibilities.
Choose your favourite animals and outfits and have fun making the perfect gift for friends and family.
12. Crochet Star Wars Characters (Crochet Kits)
Author: by Lucy Collin
Published at: Thunder Bay Press; Box Toy/Pa edition (September 1, 2017)
Learn Jedi yarn tricks, you will. The Force is strong in this kit, and you can summon it by creating Yoda and five other cute and cuddly Star Wars figures! The kit includes an instruction book with step-by-step directions and full-color photos, a crochet hook, safety eyes, stuffing, needle and thread, and all the yarn you’ll need to create Yoda.
Create the rest of the characters with yarn of your choice, and you’ll have enough cuteness to save the galaxy from an ugly end.
13. Paracord!: How to Make the Best Bracelets, Lanyards, Key Chains, Buckles, and More
Author: by Todd Mikkelsen
Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (July 15, 2014)
In Paracord!, you’ll find step-by-step instructions to take you through every project. Each step is accompanied by a color photo that clearly illustrates the process. Todd Mikkelsen’s Paracord! Offers a diverse collection of projects that utilize parachute cordsknown around the world as paracord.
Used by paratroopers and other military personnel during World War II, this lightweight nylon rope is now one of the most sought-after materials by crafters. Its durability and flexibility make it perfect for creating everyday accessories such as belts, bracelets, buckles, necklaces, dog leashes and collars, key chains, and more.
Projects include:Two-Color Solomon Bar BraceletShark Jaw Bone BracelitLocked Half Hitch BraceletWest Country Whipping Inverted BraceletGenoese Quick Deploy StrapZipper Quick Deploy SinnetThree-VBord Braid Necklace with Breakaway ClasmpsID LanyardAnd many more. As you will see, this rope comes in various colors, from army green to hot pink, making it easy to personalize every type of project.
14. Japanese Origami for Beginners Kit: 20 Classic Origami Models: Kit with 96-page Origami Book, 72 High-Quality Origami Papers and Instructional DVD: Great for Kids and Adults!
Author: by Vanda Battaglia
Published at: Tuttle Publishing; Box Pck Pa edition (October 27, 2015)
Make traditional, simple and fun papercraft models with this easy origami book and paper kit. The ancient art of origami originated in Japan, where it is steeped in traditional values. The 20 models presented in this kit include many with strong symbolic meanings, such as the carp, the frog and the crane, which symbolize longevity, good luck and perseverance.
Also included in this kit are paper models which have practical uses, such as a bag in which to store spices or powdered medications, the masu box for containing small gifts, and uniquely shaped notes with elaborate closures. The more playful side of origami is represented as well: the stylized sumo wrestler with realistic moves has entertained Japanese children for centuries, and the paper Samurai hat is a favorite of kids.
This origami kit contains: A full color, 96-page book Step-by-step folding instructions 20 classic origami projects 72 sheets of 6” x 6” folding papers Double-sided color 20 beautiful patterns Instructional DVD with 100 minutes of video tutorials Videos are also streamable or downloadable online Origami is an ideal activity for children since paper folding develops dexterity and creativity.
15. The Big Book of Balloon Art: More Than 100 Fun Sculptures
Author: by Gerry Giovinco
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (September 18, 2019)
The easiest-to-follow and most comprehensive balloon-sculpting treasury available, this amazing book is packed with over 100 unique designs. Gerry Giovinco presents step-by-step cartoons and schematics that anyone can use to recreate these sculptures. You can start out small with a one-balloon dog and a princess hat and build up to a monkey in a tree, an intricate motorcycle, and reproductions of classic cartoon characters.
Gerry clearly explains and shows the sizes of the bubbles you’ll need to make as you build your sculpture from the knot up, and he demonstrates the unique folds and twists that result in finished works of art and instant smiles.
Gerry Giovinco is an acclaimed artist, cartoonist, and entertainer. In his clown persona, Captain Visual, he performs and teaches the craft of balloon sculpting throughout the country. The Big Book of Balloon Art is simple enough for kids, and it’s great for parents and teachers too.
Even seasoned performers will find it a practical and fun-filled way to improve their skills.
16. Sewing Clothes for Barbie: 24 Stylish Outfits for Fashion Dolls
Author: by Annabel Benilan
Published at: Search Press; Illustrated edition (February 13, 2018)
Sew Barbie this cute wardrobe of 24 stylish outfits. Sew clothes for every day or create outfits for special occasions. The detailed explanations are accompanied by step-by-step diagrams and real-size patterns. Sew Barbie this cute wardrobe of 24 stylish outfits. Sew clothes for every day: jeans and a tie-waist shirt for a picnic in the country, a fleecy jumper and pants for skiing, a bikini, towel and sunhat for the beach or dungarees for DIY.
Or create outfits for special occasions, such as a floral cocktail dress, A-line wedding dress or a formal lacy dress for the theater. And why not dip into the dressing-up box with fairy, mermaid and superwoman costumes? The detailed explanations are accompanied by step-by-step diagrams and real-size patterns, which can be adapted for petite, curvy, tall or original Barbie.
The techniques used are simple and the outfits can be sewn by hand or on the machine. These are ideal projects for upcycling old clothes or making use of scraps of fabric from your stash.