Famous Figures of the American Revolution: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble
Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, Daniel Book, George Washington, John Adams, Molly Pitcher, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, Soldier of the continental Army, and Thomas Jefferson.
I'm not an arts and crafts sort of gal. There's not much that will get my fingers itching for a pair of scissors. But, you guessed it; these did. First of all, the art work is wonderful - accurately detailed and colorful. Secondly, the figures look like they would be fun and satisfying to make and use (they move). Thirdly, I could imagine my kids (as they used to be) engaged in hours of creative play with the figures - over and above any use we might make of them with historical studies. And yes, I suppose I should mention that they were probably created to be used with history unit studies (an MOH customer/mom first mentioned them to us). The book (designed to be disassembled and the figures cut out) is of heavyweight cardstock. There are two sets of each figure - one full-color, and one black-and-white line art to be colored in (definitely a colored pencil project). At the front of the book is a pictorial guide to each figure that includes a detailed biographical sketch and a companion reading list for each figure (read-aloud as well as independent reading). There are complete instructions for assembling - using small brads or eyelets - with a letter key printed on the back of each figure for easy assembly. A hole punch and fasteners are required for assembly. ~ Janice