Best Activities, Crafts & Games Books for 9 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 activities, crafts & games books for 9 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color: Activities, Stickers, Poster & More

by: Lynn KoolishKerry GrahamMary Wruck
Release date: Jun 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 80
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The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color teaches basic color theory by engaging kids with more than 20 activities, worksheets, stickers, quizzes, and games. Kids will learn how to create, mix, and match color to use in crafting, decorating, and more. They’ll learn how to use the color wheel and apply their knowledge to create new color schemes. The book also includes a 2-sided color wheel pullout poster, Certificate of COLOR-ology, and bonus sewing project.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

2. WordPlay Cafe: Cool Codes, Priceless Punzles & Phantastic Phonetic Phun (Williamson Kids Can! Series)

by: Michael KlineMichael Kline
Release date: Jun 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 128
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This book is suitable for ages 9 to 12 years. ” Wordplay Cafe” is so imaginative that kids and adults will be laughing together before they even begin a word game! Kline has added his trademark `Pundits`, a combination of art and word games for kids that encourage both visual and auditory thinkers. ” Wordplay Cafe” is a serious vocabulary builder in disguise, but kids will see it as silly fun of the most wholesome kind.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

3. Origami Chic

by: Sok SongSok Song
Release date: Sep 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 240
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Transform a simple sheet of paper into a runway-ready outfit with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrated diagrams from origami master Sok Song. With thirty unique origami models, you’ll create one-of-a-kind gowns and sophisticated dresses for elegant occasions, as well as everyday items such as jeans, sweaters, and jackets — plus accessories to complete every look. Everything you need to create a custom origami wardrobe is included — all you have to do is fold.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Fashion

4. Those Funny Flamingos (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Jan L WickerSteve Weaver
Release date: Apr 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 55
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Ever wonder about those funny, big, pink birds that stand on one leg and eat upside down? This book answers 20 questions about flamingos to teach you a lot about those big pink birds.

In addition to finally understanding why they stand on one leg and eat upside down, you’ll learn the answers to questions like these:

  • How do flamingos stay dry?
  • Can flamingos salute?
  • How can flamingos bend their knees backwards?
  • Why do flamingos have webbed feet?
  • How many eggs does a flamingo lay?
  • Are baby flamingos pink?

So come along and let’s take a world tour to see where flamingos live and why they do what they do. you’ll even learn how to draw them and how to make one from a candy cane.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

5. Fantasy Warriors Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: Arkady Roytman
Release date: Dec 17, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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This coloring quest features 16 stained glass images of warriors battling for survival. A medieval dwarf on horseback brandishes a spiked flail, an elfin soldier readies his bow and arrow, and a troupe of other fighters prepare for combat. Each page is perforated for easy removal and display. Place the colored pages against a window or lamp for glowing stained glass effects. 
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Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > History

6. Traditional Japanese Fashions Paper Dolls (Dover Paper Dolls)

by: Ming-Ju Sun
Release date: May 07, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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The graceful lines and brilliant hues of traditional Japanese fashions — prominent among them the kimono — abound in this elegant paper doll collection.
Two female figures are waiting to be garbed in formal court dress of the Ashikaga period (1338-1573), as well as a pleated trouser skirt, kimonos with floral and bird designs, a traditional Japanese bridal dress, and modern formal robes. An array of hairstyles and footwear accompany the costumes.
A lovely, authentic wardrobe that will delight paper doll fans, this collection will also be welcomed by costume designers, fashion historians, and anyone interested in Japanese culture.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

7. Alhambra Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Design Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: Nick Crossling
Release date: Feb 29, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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Be inspired by the world’s most magnificent geometric designs! This collection of boldly rendered illustrations — adapted directly from the interiors of Spain’s ancient Alhambra — explodes with imaginative, interlocking shapes. Add color to dancing hexagons, spinning stars, and revolving triangles. Then place near a bright light source and give these historic Arabesque motifs — customized by your choice of creative media — an amazing stained glass glow.
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8. American Family of the 1930s Paper Dolls

by: Tom Tierney
Release date: Apr 01, 1991
Number of Pages: 32
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Meticulously rendered version of an upper middle class family includes 10 dolls 

— spanning 3 generations — and 30 different costumes: single-breasted suits, cuffed slacks and tuxedos for the men; ankle-length dresses, casual skirt, bobby socks and saddle shoes for the ladies and more. Descriptive notes. 16 plates.
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9. Chalk on the Wild Side: More than 25 chalk art projects, recipes, and creative activities for adults and children to explore together (Art Camp)

by: Lorie King KaehlerDonna Starry
Release date: Feb 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 144
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Playing with chalk has never been so fun–or so messy!

Chalk on the Wild Side is the second title in Art Camp, an art series geared toward adults who want to engage in creative play with the children in their lives. Designed to introduce young artists to a variety of art methods and techniques in fun, fresh, and inviting new ways, this addition to the series encourages parents and their kids to play outdoors with an assortment of chalk recipes and interactive games and activities. The first half of the book details a bevy of chalk recipes, from glow-in-the-dark chalk, fizzing chalk, and scented chalk to chalk foam, chalk goo paint, and ice chalk. Readers will then discover a variety of activities and ways to use their favorite chalk recipes. From classic games to 3D chalk projects such as chalk volcanoes, chalk powder bombs, chalk rockets, chalk hair dye, and more, parents and children alike will be delighted by the multitude of exciting ideas. Playing with chalk has never been so fun–or so messy! Chalk on the Wild Side offers parents an opportunity to allow their children the freedom to express themselves in colorful, new ways–with a medium that easily washes away clean.

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Arts & Photography > Drawing

10. Horse Play!: 25 Crafts, Party Ideas & Activities for Horse-Crazy Kids

by: Deanna F. CookKatie Craig
Release date: May 31, 2016
Number of Pages: 68
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A treasure trove of fun for every horse-loving girl! Horse Play! is packed with great activities and projects, from crafting a mini barn and pasture to designing your dream horse, sewing a pony pillow, making a shelf for model horses, and coloring a pull-out poster. Quizzes, checklists, and fill-in-the-blanks invite you to test your knowledge of horses, breeds, riding, and horse care. And this kit-in-a-book also includes stickers, a stencil, pop-out cards, and complete plans for a Horsing-Around party with games, invitations, a horse pinata, party grub, and must-watch horse movies!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

11. 101 Things to Do Outside: Loads of fantastically fun reasons to get up, get out, and get active!

by: Creative Team of Weldon Owen
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 144
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From animal tracking and survival skills to using a compass and growing vegetables, 101 Things to Do Outside is the perfect guide for young explorers and aspiring adventurers longing for a taste of the great outdoors. Right outside your front door, there’s a world bursting with adventures just waiting to be explored. This pocket-sized book is overflowing with things to try, do, learn, and remember (plus it has a handy checklist!). Includes helpful step-by-step illustrations and plenty of activities and lessons. Actvities include: Outdoor games such as beach basketball and giant chess; Outdoor art projects such as build a hammock and making bark rubbings; Outdoor nature activities such as bug hunting and fossil hunting; Outdoor gardening activities such as planting a boot garden and creating an herb window box; Outdoor exploring activities such as cooking on a campfire and sending message with a flashlight. The fourth installment of the 101 Things series encourages children to step away from the computer screen and experience nature firsthand from their very own backyards.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

12. Creative Haven Geometric Star Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)

by: A. G. SmithCreative Haven
Release date: Nov 22, 2013
Number of Pages: 64
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Escape to a galaxy of mesmerizing patterns: stars within stars, interlacing stars, polyhedra-like configurations, and other exciting designs. Thirty-one full-page illustrations to color offer challenging opportunities to create dazzling symmetrical effects. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Geometric Star Designs and other Creative Haven® coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment.

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Arts & Photography > Decorative Arts & Design > Decorative Arts

13. Cut and Make Cat Masks in Full Color (Cut-Out Masks)

by: Evelyn Gathings
Release date: Aug 01, 1988
Number of Pages: 32
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Ten easy-to-make Victorian cat masks: Persian Princess, Flower Girl, Pete the Pirate, Marie Antoinette, Gypsy Cat, Billy the Cat, Indian Chief, Red Cross Nurse, Circus Clown, and Major General.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books > Cut & Assemble

14. Make This Model Wizard’s Castle (Usborne Cut-Out Models)

by: Iain Ashman
Release date: May 01, 1991
Number of Pages: 32
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Using only glue, scissors or a craft knife, this book demonstrates how to make a historically-accurate model of a wizard’s castle. In addition there are cut-out characters to add to the lively scenes.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Architecture

15. Those Excellent Eagles (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Jan Lee WickerSteve WeaverH G Moore
Release date: Apr 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 55
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  • Why is it called the Bald Eagle?
  • What do eagles eat?
  • How strong are eagles?
  • How well can an eagle see?
  • How fast can an eagle fly?
  • Where in the world do eagles live?

And you will also learn how to make an eagle and an eagle’s nest you can eat! As in all the books in this series, each question and answer is illustrated with a large color photograph and a charming illustration.Click here to see more books in the Those Amazing Animals series.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

16. 101 Things to Do While You Poo: Activities, puzzles, games, jokes, and toilet-paper crafts to keep you busy while you do your BUSINESS! – Includes Pull-out Poster!

by: Courtney SanchezG L Moore
Release date: Apr 25, 2016
Number of Pages: 176
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101 Things to Do While You Poo encourages children to take however long they need to do their business–and stay entertained in the process!

Continuing the humorous and interactive 101 Things series, 101 Things to Do While You Poo features brainteasers, mazes, fun facts, jokes, and crafts that can all be done while doing your “business” in the bathroom. From toilet-paper crafts and origami to irreverent jokes, brain-training games and puzzles, and wow-worthy “did you knows” and trivia, children will spend hours wiling away the time on the toilet. 101 Things to Do While You Poo encourages children to make the most of their private time by learning more than 100 bathroom-themed games, crafts, jokes, and riddles that will make even the most straight-laced parent crack a smile. Take however long you need to do your business–and stay entertained in the process!

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

17. Let’s Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by: Peter RoopGwen Connelly
Release date: Apr 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

18. Martin Luther King, Jr., and His Family: Paper Dolls (in Full Color)

by: Tom Tierney
Release date: Apr 15, 1993
Number of Pages: 16
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Costumes for the American civil rights leader and his wife: wedding attire, casual wear, dress suits worn during the Selma-to-Montgomery march and the “I have a dream” speech, Mrs. King’s black suit worn at her husband’s funeral, and more. Also includes outfits for the couple’s 4 children. 6 dolls and 19 costumes.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

19. Mom And Me Have Fun Baking Thanksgiving Cupcakes (Thanksgiving Book For Children) (Children’s Cookbooks For Holidays And Celebrations 1)

by: Ntathu AllenRichie Williams
Release date: Nov 05, 2013
Number of Pages: 15
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THANKSGIVING CHILDREN’S COOKBOOK: Perfect for Cooking Thanksgiving Cupcakes With Your Young Children: Age: 6-8 Grade Level:1-3

How often do you spend time with your children, teaching them to cook and bake cakes?

Baking Thanksgiving cupcakes with mom is fun…A delightful story to share with young children as you celebrate the holiday season and have fun baking tasty Thanksgiving cupcakes to share with your family and, most important, discover the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Includes easy step-by-step instructions and kitchen safety rules to make your cupcakes. Delicious!

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

20. Paper Zoo

by: Oscar Sabini
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 20
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This ingenious and charming activity book makes it possible for anybody, ages three and up, to create colorful animal collages. Young artists tear apart decorated sheets of patterned paper, either their own or those found in the back of the book, paste them onto blank cards, also provided, and then slip them into the book’s cleverly designed paper pockets with eight different animal-shaped windows, including a roaring lion, a splashing hippo, a colorful toucan, a trumpeting elephant, a snapping crocodile, a naughty monkey, a dashing bear, and a group portrait!
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Children’s Books > Animals

21. Playful Designs Coloring Book: 18 Fun Designs + See How Colors Play Together + Creative Ideas

by: Patty Young
Release date: Dec 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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Coloring has never been this creative. Get inspired with 18 fantastical designs that you can color or draw or paint all day. Add your own flair with pens, pencils, crayons, markers, or paint. Learn how colors go together, and then try out new color combinations. Decorate your room, your binder, or your locker with finished pages, or give them to friends. Collect the whole series!
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

22. In Print!: 40 Cool Publishing Projects for Kids

by: Joe Rhatigan
Release date: Aug 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 128
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“[A] handsomely designed cornucopia of ideas…This is more than just a craft book.”—Booklist

“It’s full of ideas not easily found elsewhere.”—School Library Journal

On paper, plastic, or cloth, and decorated with stamps, stencils, and markers: here’s the way kids can get their work into print. Every lively page, bursting with boxed tips, color photos, and drawings, turns the publishing process into an adventure. Unique projects display dozens of creative ways to showcase words—books and beyond. Write your thoughts on a memory frame around a photograph. Turn a jewel of a poem into a charm bracelet: copy it onto shrinkable plastic, cut the words into cool shapes, and stick them in the oven to harden. Plus: amazing writing secrets, advice on making design decisions, inside info on famous authors, comments from real kids about how they get ideas, and more.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

23. Kids Celebrate!: Activities for Special Days Throughout the Year

by: Maria Bonfanti EscheClare Bonfanti BrahamMary Jones
Release date: Mar 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 304
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Children love learning about special days and celebrating them with arts and crafts. Skipping the typical green shamrocks, orange paper pumpkins, and red doily hearts, Kids Celebrate! lists 100 days to remember with 200 related activities for children and grown-ups. There’s a Hansel and Gretel walk for Jakob Grimm’s birthday, a Mexican fiesta for Cinco de Mayo, and a first aid kit to make in honor of Clara Barton’s Birthday. The significance of each special day is explained in this educational tribute to the holidays, history, and accomplishments of many cultures and many people.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

24. Creative Haven Geometric Genius Stained Glass Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)

by: Henry Shaw
Release date: Oct 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Drawn from an authentic Victorian stained glass pattern book that dates back to 1848, here are 16 antique patterns to color. “Some of the designs are very quaint and curious, others most elaborately beautiful, leading the eye in winding mazes of intricate invention.” — The Art Journal. After coloring, place the perforated pages near a light source to admire the brilliant effects. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Geometric Genius Stained Glass Coloring Book and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

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Arts & Photography

25. Creative Haven Wild Horses Stained Glass Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)

by: Marty Noble
Release date: Oct 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Let your imagination run wild with this majestic stained glass gallery of untamed horses in their natural environment. Horse lovers and experienced colorists alike will be thrilled by these 16 images of equine power and grace. Pages are perforated for easy removal: after coloring, place the images near a light source for glowing stained glass effects. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Wild Horses Stained Glass Coloring Book and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.
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Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

26. African Punch-Out Masks

by: A. G. SmithJosie Hazen
Release date: Mar 01, 1994
Number of Pages: 12
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Children will experience the magic and excitement of Africa with these exciting punch-out masks. Features 6 masks, including a hyena mask, a Bateke mask and Bakuba dance mask — all ideal for parties, Halloween fun scouting programs and much more. No scissors needed for assembly.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books > Cut & Assemble

27. Big Book of Building (Imagine It, Build It)

by: Marne Ventura
Release date: Sep 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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Grab some paper, cardboard, duct tape, and other materials and get ready to blast away boredom! Inventive young builders will love creating awesome projects such as treasure chests, tin can robots, space stations, swords and armor, and a whole lot more. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions, readers will be building their own fantastic projects in no time!
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

28. Beads: A Book of Ideas and Instructions

by: Laura Torres
Release date: Mar 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 98
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Instructions for all kinds of beaded jewelry projects, illustrated with full-color photography and technical art. Professional-quality hardware and a fantastic selection of handmade Bohemian glass beads come in an unbreakable storage box.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

29. Free Realms: How to Draw Free Realms’ Heroes and Villains

by: ScholasticRon Zalme
Release date: Nov 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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Welcome to the exciting and magical world of Free Realms – the online adventure game that is a global sensation!

There are tons of exciting characters and creatures in Free Realms. Now you can learn to draw them all! Inside this book are step-by-step instructions on sketching all of the heroes and villains of the Free Realms world-including Queen Valerian, Blackthorn, Chatdy, Bob the Rob Goblin, and Chugawugs and Thugawugs!

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Drawing

30. Cut & Assemble a Victorian Cottage: An Easy-to-Make Paper Model (Cut & Assemble Buildings in H-O Scale)

by: Edmund V. Gillon Jr.
Release date: Jan 18, 2017
Number of Pages: 16
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This marvelous replica of a typical Victorian cottage, selected from an 1880 sourcebook of residential designs for prospective home builders, re-creates a Queen Anne-style residence. Hardly a “cottage” in the modern sense, this type of house was ideally suited to seaside locations: the deep wraparound porch provided protective shade and ample space for enjoying the sea views. The projecting roof eaves shaded the upper floors from the midday sun, while the recessed porch and second-floor balcony caught the sea breezes and created cooling cross ventilation.
Now model builders can construct an exact replica of this authentic, attractive structure. Step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams provide simple directions for cutting, folding, gluing, and assembling a full-color model. The cottage features olive clapboard siding with yellow trim and stained-glass dormer windows, gray slate roof, and rich orange-brown latticework at ground level. A hammock hung on the side porch adds a charming final touch to this sprawling Victorian classic.
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