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The Handbook of Forgotten Skills: Timeless Fun for a New Generation

$24.99

Elaine Batiste and Natalie Crowley invite readers to turn the clock back to a simpler time and unlock hours of fun as they 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


Featuring art by Chris Duriez, 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,
Handbook of Forgotten Skills: Timeless Fun for a New Generation is a perfect gift book that kids will turn to again and again.

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