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Curricular Resources in Arts and Crafts

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Arts and Crafts. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.

Bubbles Theme Page

Model Hot Air Balloons Theme Page

Kites Theme Page

Masks Theme Page

Origami Theme Page

Paper Airplanes Theme Page

Puppetry Theme Page

Soaps and Soapmaking Theme Page

Stained Glass Theme Page

General Arts and Crafts Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to Arts and Crafts.

Baskets, Etc.
A meta-site for the basketmaker, whether advanced, intermediates, beginners, or basketmaker wanna-be's. The purpose of this site is to exchange tips, questions, and general knowledge about splint and reed basketmaking techniques.

(The) Bead Bugle - The Bead NFObase Magazine
A comprehensive site dedicated to beads. It includes six illustrated bead projects, six articles describing the history of different beads, a collection of bead facts, a number of bead tips and tricks, bead technology (what beads are made of) and much, much more...

Canadian Museum of Civilization: Folk Arts and Fine Crafts
Exhibits on Canadian crafts, artisans, and folk artists.

(The) Professional Crafter
A meta-list with a vast choice of craft sites.

Waxed Out: Candles and Candlemaking
Explanations of the five basic steps in candlemaking: work area preparation, mold setup, pouring the wax, finishing techniques, and candle storage. Also included are pages on: recycling candles, candlemaking additives, history of candlemaking, candlemaking FAQs, and candlemaking projects.

Wonderful Stitches WWW
A web site of resources for stitchery enthusiasts providing decorative patterns and designs for needlepoint, cross-stitch and other forms of decorative stitching. In addition, the site offers an extensive collection of links to more resources.

Wool Works - the Online Knitting Compendium
An extensive site for the handknitter. They have over 200 free patterns for an multitude of projects, a comprehensive list to technical resources such as making socks, double knitting, entrelac, fibers, spinning and dyeing, and finally, a broad list of links to resources, photo galleries and stores worldwide.

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Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Arts & Crafts. For other resources in Fine Arts (e.g., curricular content in art, dance or music) or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.

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