I love this book. I love it so much that I’m going to be sharing every single project in the entire book, so I hope you like it at least a little bit. The book was published in 1943 by the Silver Burdett Company; the authors are Louis V. Newkirk, Director of Industrial Arts Education for the Chicago Public Schools, and La Vada Zutter, a commercial illustrator and former teacher of arts and crafts, Chicago Public Schools. Although the book has a boring cover which I didn’t bother to scan, the endpapers are wonderful.
Each craft project is printed on two facing pages — one page of illustrations and one page of instructions. I love the simplicity of this format, and it also makes it easy for me to scan and post. About half of the crafts are holiday related, so I will try to add those during the appropriate holiday — the others I will just post randomly. When I can manage it, I’ll try to make the craft myself and post photos. There are two more Easter crafts coming soon, one with adorable Easter egg favors.