I'm not sure where to put this so here goes:
I'm going to be quitting my job because the after school "opportunities" around here suck, sorry, my kid has been choked twice, Yes, hands around her neck choked, in her after school program. So I'm done, but I was thinking (always dangerous) that I want to bring in a little money and not lose my mind as Susie homemaker so I thought I would teach sewing, just beginner stuff but I enjoy it and I feel strongly about exposing other people to it. Now I do lots of crafts, more than is strictly good for me and I am pretty adept at many of them so I was thinking about doing an after school program that teaches kids different crafts, no different than music lessons, or sports. After thinking about it I don't know that I could do 5 days a week. What if you get a kid that just drives you nuts and you have to see them everyday! Second that would kind of require someone else and I don't want to go there yet.
So here was the new plan have classes 2 days a week (Tues.and Thurs.) Work in modules so that for sewing for instance we start with basic hand stitches and work up to drafting and sewing a pair of pyjama pants on the machine over the course of 6 weeks or so. Then the next 6 weeks are polymer beads etc. I could do it at my house since I am walking distance from the elementary school. I am also walking distance from the High school so I may be able to get someone to help if there are lots of kids. Though obviously I'd cap the number. Each module could have a materials fee. It wouldn't take the place of an after school program but even if you kid was in after school 3 days a week they could participate.
There are still lots of things to work out but my question is am I delusional? Could it be possible to make money doing this? What would be the liability issues? Kids + Needles + razors = disaster? I need to hear what I don't want to. Suggestions, stuff I should be looking for?