Handbook of Forgotten Skills

by Elaine Batiste
ISBN: 978-1-4197-6776-0

Sale price$24.99


An illustrated step-by-step guide to classic fun and handy skills for a new generation

Turn the clock back to a simpler time and unlock hours of timeless fun as you discover how to:

Tie knots
Make a bird feeder
Write a thank you note
Make a pie
Build a campfire
Use a compass
Wrap a gift with brown paper and string
Sew by hand
Grow tomatoes
Fix a flat bicycle tire
Make refrigerator pickles
Sew buttons
Make lemonade
Grow and dry herbs
Mend a sock
Make natural dyes
Skip stones
Start quilting
Perform coin tricks
Make an omelet
Fold paper airplanes
Explore photography

Each chapter includes clear, illustrated step-by-step instructions as well as information about the history of that skill. For example, did you know that lemonade is credited with helping fight the plague in Paris? Or that paper airplanes became popular during World War II because traditional toys weren’t available?

With so many activities to explore, this book will be one kids turn to again and again.

Hardcover, 10.5 in H | 8.3 in W

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