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Cat's Cradle

and Other Fantastic String Figures


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Cat's Cradle: and Other Fantastic String Figures by Elizabeth Encarnacion
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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

Release date Australia
April 13th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Applesauce Press, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co
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