The American Girl's Handy Book: Turn-of-the-Century

The American Girl's Handy Book: Turn-of-the-Century



10 thoughts on “The American Girl's Handy Book: Turn-of-the-Century Classic of Crafts and Activities

  1. Camille Camille says:

    I borrowed this interesting book from the library It provided a fun glimpse into the childhoods of girls long since grown Some of the ideas were for things I expected to find china painting or learning to walk with a cup of water balanced on your head Others, like making a telephone out of cow bladders or weaving a 26 foot lawn tennis net, weresurprising Reading about the different ways they celebrated the holidays was insightful as well Some things have really changed, others, not I borrowed this interesting book from the library It provided a fun glimpse into the childhoods of girls long since grown Some of the ideas were for things I expected to find china painting or learning to walk with a cup of water balanced on your head Others, like making a telephone out of cow bladders or weaving a 26 foot lawn tennis net, weresurprising Reading about the different ways they celebrated the holidays was insightful as well Some things have really changed, others, not so much


  2. Sarah Sarah says:

    Recently bought this book to reread it, but I grew up reading it and doing activities from it Not only is it a window into a different era, it s just full of brilliant things to do and the history of activities 5 5 stars


  3. L. B. Bugle L. B. Bugle says:

    This book is full of fun crafts for girls of all ages I like the Seaside Cottage Decorations and the piano dancers.


  4. Godine Publisher & Black Sparrow Press Godine Publisher & Black Sparrow Press says:

    In the Beard sisters version, the American girl ranges in age from eight to eighteen Healthy and spirited, she thinks nothing of taking a ten mile romp through woods and fields with a group of friends, and collects flowers and leaves for preservation or presentation to friends and relations Above all, however, the Beards girl is handy She can make a hat rack, a screen, or a bookshelf fashion a macrame hammock or a cornhusk doll and draw, paint, sculpt, or decorate a room The America In the Beard sisters version, the American girl ranges in age from eight to eighteen Healthy and spirited, she thinks nothing of taking a ten mile romp through woods and fields with a group of friends, and collects flowers and leaves for preservation or presentation to friends and relations Above all, however, the Beards girl is handy She can make a hat rack, a screen, or a bookshelf fashion a macrame hammock or a cornhusk doll and draw, paint, sculpt, or decorate a room The American Girls Handy Book, in short, by emphasizing what girls can do, presents a portrait of girlhood that is vigorous, active, and full of possibilities From the foreword by Anne M Boylan


  5. Kristyne Kristyne says:

    Fantastic This book was first written in 1892 and is great on ideas for what to do with kids indoors we ve had a cold winter and is very amusing as far as cost of items go I think it said an easel will cost around a dollar But the ideas are still true and there s something about making quality stuff yourself that never goes out of style Not like the watered down craft books written today about making paper plate puppets that any 3 year old can do Written for girls probably age 8 11 but Fantastic This book was first written in 1892 and is great on ideas for what to do with kids indoors we ve had a cold winter and is very amusing as far as cost of items go I think it said an easel will cost around a dollar But the ideas are still true and there s something about making quality stuff yourself that never goes out of style Not like the watered down craft books written today about making paper plate puppets that any 3 year old can do Written for girls probably age 8 11 but I use some ideas on my boys age 8 11 without their knowing and they do it too Who wouldn t like an April Fools Day party, or exercising indoors with a stick And even I d like to try my hand at painting with oils again


  6. Aneesa Aneesa says:

    Since this isof a reference work, I haven t read the entire thing, but I can tell you that it includes helpful information on such subjects as how to preserve and send flowers in the mail, how to weave a tennis net or hammock, exercises for in or outside, and candy recipes games, practical jokes, and amusements that I plan to try out, including mad libs, five minute conversations, and how to celebrate the leap year historical information on the pagan origins of Christian holidays and Since this isof a reference work, I haven t read the entire thing, but I can tell you that it includes helpful information on such subjects as how to preserve and send flowers in the mail, how to weave a tennis net or hammock, exercises for in or outside, and candy recipes games, practical jokes, and amusements that I plan to try out, including mad libs, five minute conversations, and how to celebrate the leap year historical information on the pagan origins of Christian holidays and how they are celebrated around the world and much inspiration for young women I would have seriously loved this book as a kid, and the foreword written 100 years after the book s original publication in 1887 is extremely interesting


  7. Vonze Vonze says:

    An adorable book that I randomly bought while visiting the Juliette Gordon Low house founder of the Girl Scouts in Savannah, GA It has a lot of old timey projects that could still be enjoyed by crafters, families, and kids today I could see an elementary school teacher using this for ideas It has projects for every holiday.I d really like to check out The American Boy s Handy Book as well Apparently, Turn Of The Century Girls were obsessed with pressing, arranging, and drying flowers Whic An adorable book that I randomly bought while visiting the Juliette Gordon Low house founder of the Girl Scouts in Savannah, GA It has a lot of old timey projects that could still be enjoyed by crafters, families, and kids today I could see an elementary school teacher using this for ideas It has projects for every holiday.I d really like to check out The American Boy s Handy Book as well Apparently, Turn Of The Century Girls were obsessed with pressing, arranging, and drying flowers Which is great, but today s kids are a littletough, outdoorsy, and less patient


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    This book is filled with all kinds of fun ideas the writing is delightfulwritten in 1887 it is full of beautiful language and entries from the authors like In the girls handy book which it has been our endeavor to make peculiarly American, we have sought to introduce original and novel ideas, and by their aid to open new avenues of enterprise and enjoyment I love reading this book This book is filled with all kinds of fun ideas the writing is delightfulwritten in 1887 it is full of beautiful language and entries from the authors like In the girls handy book which it has been our endeavor to make peculiarly American, we have sought to introduce original and novel ideas, and by their aid to open new avenues of enterprise and enjoyment I love reading this book


  9. Effie Effie says:

    How much fun was this to read The authors don t follow the Victorian standard of thinking that girls should sit indoors and embroider They believe that American girls are capable of anything, whether it s erecting a home gymnasium to exercise in, taking a ten mile walk with friends, or building a simple hammock one afternoon.


  10. Sandra Sandra says:

    This book is written from a prairie girl style like Little House but it is full of craft ideas They seem to be dated ideas as I enjoyed reading it but I didn t find any craft projects of interest to me which is a shocker cuz I love crafting Might beof an interest to a younger reader asof an adventure than a craft book.


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The American Girl's Handy Book: Turn-of-the-Century Classic of Crafts and Activities ❰Ebook❯ ➠ The American Girl's Handy Book: Turn-of-the-Century Classic of Crafts and Activities Author Lina Beard – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk For good old fashioned fun, nothing beats this gem Truly a handy book, it shows girls how to make their own amusements, with illustrated explanations that range from hobbies such as needlework and pa For Girl's Handy Book: Turn-of-the-Century ePUB ↠ good Girl's Handy PDF Æ old fashioned fun, nothing beats thisgem Truly a handy book, it shows girls how to make their own amusements, with illustrated explanations that range from hobbies such as needlework and painting to suggestions for planning picnics and playing games Hundreds of simple and timeless ideas and activities include creating handmade dolls, preserving wildflowers, weaving a rope hammock, building bookshelves, and making gifts for friends and family The projects, which require only common household items, encourage young imaginations and foster creativity In addition The American MOBI :å to traditional arts and crafts, the well rounded offerings include hiking and other outdoor adventuresAuthors Lina and Adelia B Beard wrote and illustrated many children s books and were instrumental in founding the Campfire Girls This volume is a companion to The American Boy s Handy Book, written by the Beards brother, Daniel Its sensible, self assured tone outlines a lively portrait of girlhood that s full of possibilities Parents, grandparents, teachers, and camp counselors will find it a treasury of inspiration for wholesome, fun American Girl's Handy eBook ↠ filled activities.