Many of the crafts in this book can be done with pencils and paper alone, and some need a few extra supplies. eg glue sticks, scissors, and natural and recycled materials. Projects include making leaf rubbings; playing Hangman' or Heads, Bodies, Feet; making crazy collages or designing a menu; weaving with pencils; making some valentine cards; designing a maze; drawing your favourite things; colouring your family; and drawing an optical illusion.
Inspired by the hugely successful Stick Book, The Pencil Book is packed full of ideas for things to make and do with a pencil. It provides a starting point for an active imagination and brings together drawing, creating, picture making, adventures, craft, games and play. It opens up a world of creativity, with plenty of photographs to add inspiration and with fun facts dotted throughout (did you know that a pencil will write in zero gravity, upside down and under water, or that the world's biggest pencil stands at 65ft high?). Miri Flower offers creative and inventive suggestions for things to do with a pencil, including:Making a pencil-pot; Mirror pictures Stamping with pencil erasers;Nature walks; Using pencil shavings to make an image ;Stone drawings; Doodles; Playing games; Making gifts