Reid is going on a big trip next year that will require her to earn part of the money for the trip. She and a friend thought it would be fun to have a booth at a local craft fair. So I have been searching websites trying to find inexpensive crafts that the girls can create and hopefully sell. We have been having fun experimenting with a few potentials!
I have found a lot of inspiration from the website Etsy. I found a lot of crafters making various types of tooth fairy pillows. Reid thought they were cute and wanted to try sewing so we gave it a try. It is cute, but I'm not sure either of us has the sewing skills to make this one fly. Sewing is fun for Reid, but it can be a little frustrating if you don't know what you are doing.
I absolutely love these barrettes. Reid has actually been wearing them to school and has been getting a lot of complements on them. We are hoping they will sell well with the younger girl crowd (or the older girl who still feels young at heart). They are really fun to make.
Now these are the funkiest and most fun project we tried. These funky things are going to be bookmarks or maybe magnets. We used old gift cards as the base for these bookmarks. The girls had so much fun making them (they gave most of the ones they made away at Christmas time). It is a great way to be creative. They especially had fun trying to find items from old magazines to use on the cards. Everything on the middle card was taken from a magazine (except the tissue paper and paint). The flash on my camera sort of blasted out the card so you can't really see the cool glass globe in the right hand corner of the card. It looks like another earth, but it is actually a glass urn! We are also going to create note cards as they are always popular items at craft fairs. If you have any ideas for something the girls could try to make please pass them along!