Book Artist

For centuries, humans have been developing methods to create and bind paper in order to share ideas, knowledge, and inspiration with each other and with future generations. The craft of creating books has evolved over time, but the basic human need to share words and pictures has stayed the same. In this badge, try gluing, stitching, and folding your way to shaping your own book-artistry style—you’ll create some spectacular gifts and keepsakes.

1. Explore the art of bookbinding
2. Get familiar with the insides of a book
3. Try out book artist techniques
4. Focus on function
5. Focus on style

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to make different kinds of books.

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Jeweler

Want more sparkle in your life? Try making jewelry! It’s easy and inexpensive to make. You can create it for yourself or give to other people. Try this badge, and you’ll have something wonderful to wear in no time.

1. Get to know the tools of the trade
2. Make jewelry with metal
3. Turn everyday objects into jewelry
4. Create jewelry inspired by another culture
5. Make a sparkling gift

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to make different kinds of jewelry.

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Potter

Crafts made with clay have been around for thousands of years. People who study history have found ancient clay art and everyday objects. Work your way through these steps to become a clay artist yourself.

1. Find some pottery
2. Get to know clay
3. Make a simple pot
4. Make an art piece
5. Paint and glaze!

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll be able to make my own projects out of clay.

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Textile Artist

When you see all the colors and textures of fabrics and yarns, do you dream up a million things to do with them? Get ready to turn those visions into reality as you meet with artists, learn about the world of textile arts, and make two projects in the craft that most inspires you to pick up your needles (or loom or spinning wheel).

1. Choose your textile art
2. Find your tools and materials
3. Learn the basics
4. Make something for everyday use
5. Create a gift or item for a special occasion

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll have learned the basics of a textile art — and I’ll have two fantastic projects to show for it.

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