Play, Make, Create

A Process-Art Handbook
Meri Cherry


Play, Make, Create is an engaging book of over 40 artistic activities and projects that invites children to explore and create at their own pace.

The book begins with an in-depth guide for parents, teachers and facilitators that shares all the details – how to set up materials in an inviting way, how to present the activity and talk to kids about art and how to stock your cabinets with the right materials for ongoing creativity, plus best-practice tips for clean up, trouble shooting, and more.

There are four types of creative invitations:

  • Invitations to Explore are process-based, open-ended activities that are set up for ongoing play and discovery
  • Invitations to Create inspire children to make something – by exploring, playing, and discovering what the materials offer, children will create exciting projects such as salt paintings, a mini book, a shadow box, puppets, nature crafts, clay sculptures and more, each with completely individual results
  • Invitations to Play are sensory-based activities such as making doughs, slime, moving toys and more
  • Invitations to Collaborate are fun group projects, perfect for playdates, families, classrooms and parties

Children are encouraged to wonder, to experiment and to use critical thinking – and most of all, enjoy the process. By following their own inclinations and making their own choices, children gain self confidence and hone their problem solving skills.


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    255 x 215mm
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    Quarry Books
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