Maker Stuff

  • Build Your Own Paper Robots: 100s of Mecha Model Designs on CD to Print Out and Assemble. by Julius Perdana and Josh Buczynski. St. Martin's Griffin. Create fantastic paper robots with 14 ready-to-print, customizable robot templates. From shape-changing Transformer-types to chunky Gundam-esque mobile suits, there's mecha for makers of all skill levels.
  • Button and Stitch: Supercute Ways to Use Your Button Stash. by Kristen Rask. North Light Books. Inspiration for how to use your button stash. Projects include rings, barrettes, personal accessories, necklaces, bracelets and more.
  • Chic Sweats: 22 Ways to Transform and Restyle Your Sweatshirts. by Carmen Webber and Carmia Marshall. St. Martin's. Make twenty-two designer looks out of sweatshirts, sweatpants, or hoodies with easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Click: The Ultimate Photography Guide for Generation Now. by Charlie Styr with Maria Wakem. Amphoto Books. Covers every aspect of photography, including selecting the proper equipment, lighting, composition, portraits, shooting at night, macros, and special effects along with helpful how-to advice and sample photographs.
  • Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More!. by Christen Haden. Quirk Books. Contains more than 25 patterns for crocheted zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, and robots. Each easy-to-follow pattern is presented with step-by-step diagrams.
  • Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs. by Rozanne Gold and Her All-star Team; Photographs by Phil Mansfield. Bloomsbury Children's Books. Includes 80-plus recipes and step by step instructions for delicious recipes that emphasize fresh food made simply.
  • Generation T: Beyond fashion: 120 New Ways to Transform a T-shirt. by Megan Nicolay. Workman Publishing. A collection of 120 projects to make from repurposed t-shirts. Projects range from the simplest no-sew to intermediate, and all have easy-to-follow, illustrated directions.
  • Hardwear: Jewelry from a Toolbox. by Hannah Rogge; photographs by Marianne Rafter. Stewart, Tabori & Chang. Contains step-by-step instructions for creating jewelry from items found in a hardware store, including washer earrings, a rope bracelet, a hexagon necklace and many more.
  • Re-bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials. by Jeannine Stein. Quarry Books. All projects use recycled and upcycled materials and illustrates how to take everyday materials from around the house, flea markets, thrift stores, and hardware stores and turn them into hand-made books.
  • Stray Sock Sewing: Making Unique, Imaginative Sock Dolls Step-by-step. by Daniel; photography by Liao Chia Wei. North Light. With a sock or two, some thread, needles and stuffing, you can create softies brimming with character. Learn step-by-step how to create eight different sock creatures, from the Long-eared Mini Doll to the Punk Zebra.
  • Sweater Surgery: How to Make New Things from Old Sweaters. by Stefanie Girard. Quarry Books. Upcycle slightly worn, slightly damaged, or out-of-style sweaters into fabulous new items for your wardrobe and your home. Cut, re-stitch, felt, and embellish old sweater fabric, transforming it into beautiful handbags, mittens, scarves, hats, hoodies, skirts, jewelry, soft toys, pillows, and more!
  • Über Origami: Every Origami Project Ever!. by Duy Nguyen. Sterling Innovation. Gathered from the most popular books by origami expert Duy Nguyen, this array of projects will astound any fan of paper art. Arranged by category so it’s easy to find just what you’re looking for, from the most traditional folds to funky new designs.
  • Yum-yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches. by Ogawa Maki. Chronicle Books. Learn how to form favorite foods into a variety of shapes from zebras, panda bears, and monkeys to kitties, piggies, and puppy dogs. Plus shopping advice, general tips and tricks, and much more.
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