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ZOOM Better Homes & Gardens Cool Crafts
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Multicom Publishing

Children

Ages: 3 to 12

Ratings

3 1/2 stars from Multimedia World

Stimulate Your Child's Imagination with Cool Crafts...

Cool Crafts is a treasure chest of 101 fun projects and activities for kids ages 3 to 12. Families can enjoy the satisfaction of creating great projects together - making toys, decorations, delicious snacks, and more. Each craft and activity is approved by Better Homes and Gardens experts on home and family for 70 years. This unique CD-ROM is packed with hours of creative entertainment.

Creative and Fun!

Each project enhances children's artistic and creative skills.

Step-by-step instructions are printable and easy to follow, and most crafts can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Exciting sound effects, animation, and video clips captivate young minds.

Cool projects for kids, families, and friends.

An ideal resource for children, families, play groups, and parties.

Easy-to-make crafts use inexpensive materials found at home.

A special section for parents and teachers provides a guide for creative ideas, party planning, safety tips, and more.

101 crafts in twelve fun categories.

The "What Can I Make?" feature finds projects based on the supplies you have on hand.

Delightful craft themes include Animal Adventures, Creepy Crawlies, Happy Holidays, Medieval Magic, Scary Spookies, and more.

As an added bonus, enjoy 101 printable activity pages including crossword puzzles, coloring pages, word searches, mazes, hidden pictures, dot-to-dot, matching games, and more.

Requirements:

MPC or equivalent, 25 MHz 80386SX or better, Minimum 4 MB RAM (8 MB recommended), DOS 3.1 or later, Microsoft Windows 3.1, MPC-compatible CD-ROM drive (680 MB), VGA video/display at 256 colors, Sound Blaster compatible audio board, Mouse, Microsoft CD-ROM Extension 2.2 or later.

Reviews:

Multimedia World, April 1995

"Completely narrated from start to finish, the disc guides kids through more than 100 craft ideas ranging from finger puppets to finger foods. Getting around inside the program is easy because all the instructions are spoken - just pass the cursor over an icon or picture to learn what it does and how to use it."

"The Supplies list is the most useful and compelling. From a pictorial list of comon household supplies, kids choose the ones they have on hand. The pictures selected drop into a search funnel at the bottom of the screen. Click on the Find button, and the program compiles a list of ideas using those items. I can't think of a craft book that makes such a search possible. One flaw is that the program finds common elements, not exclusive ones - so some projects may require extra materials."

"The craft ideas are fun and easy to do. Each suggestion includes a list of needed supplies. After a brief video introduction, the narrator explains each step. Written instructions acocmpany each procedure. Kids can review or skip to a specific point at any time by clicking on a numbered button. Each step is illustrated by a photograph, but without animation or video. All instructions are clearly explained in simple language."



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