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Recipes For Art and Craft Materials

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Book Name: Recipes For Art and Craft Materials

Author: Helen Roney Sattler

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books

ISBN: 0-688-07374-3

Cover: Hardcover

# of Pages: 144

Illustrations: Hand Drawn Black and White

Experience Required: Beginner

Book Review

This is a great book for all levels of crafting experience and a wonderful resource for teachers.  The book opens with a brief introduction and a page of helpful hints containing suggestions for surprising products that one can use in their recipes such as Lemon Extract, Oil of cinnamon and even Listerene!

There are 8 categories with lots of recipes including Pastes and Glues, Modeling Compounds, Papier Mache Casting Compounds, Paints and Mediums, Inks, Flower Preservatives and Miscellaneous.

Each recipe includes a full list of supplies required, step by step instructions and ideas on how to use the recipe once you have made it.  The instructions are clear, concise and easy to follow, making this book appropriate for people of all ages, even young children with adult supervision. 

While I always like full color photographs, they aren't needed in this book as the hand drawn black and white illustrations are more than adequate to convey the idea the author is trying to get across.  This book should be in every crafters book collection!


  • Plaster of Paris Mixture for Dipping Cloth
  • All of the Finger Painting Recipes
  • Marbleizing Paint Recipe
  • Block Printing Ink for Fabrics

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