Kids and adults around the world have been playing cat’s cradle and other string games for hundreds of years. Now, instructions to make many of the most popular string pictures are collected in this exciting package that includes a colorful loop of string and a DVD that explains how to form these images from string. The informative book includes: • A brief, entertaining history of string figures • Basic information about how to get started, including how to make your own loop of string, how to use the instructions, and some common starting positions and moves • A progression of popular string figures, from easiest to more difficult, including Cup and Saucer, the Eiffel Tower, a Fishing Spear, Jacob’s Ladder, Lightning, the full Cat’s Cradle series, and several simple but impressive tricks & catches • Step-by-step illustrations
About the Author
Elizabeth Encarnacion is an author and book editor who specializes in books for kids and teens. Her books include Cat’s Cradle & Other Fabulous String Figures, The Girls’ Guide to Campfire Activities, 3-D Doodle Book & Kit. She is also the programming director for Spells Writing Lab, a non-profit writing and tutoring center for children based in North Philadelphia.