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« on: November 18, 2012 11:29:58 PM »

I've just started doing markets with my handmade items. One things that seems really popular on other stalls is the kids lucky dip. I'm not sure if this is a world wide thing or if it's just an Australian thing - I certainly don't remember them from my childhood in the uk. But basically the stall holder buys a heap of cheap and nasty plastic kids today (like things some people put in a kids party bags) and wraps each one individually, sometimes with a small lolly. They seperate the boys and girls items and usually sell them for $2-$5 per mystery item. And parents actually buy these things  Shocked

Anyway, I thought I'd put a spin on it and make a handmade lucky dip for my stall. So I'm looking for ideas for items that I coudl craft for around $2.50 or less and sell for $4 or $5 to make a profit. Girls are easy - hair clips, necklaces etc. It's the boys I'm struggling with. Currently my only ideas for boys are a felt pirate eyepatch or a felt superhero's mask.

Does anyone have any ideas what I could make - I sew, embroider, make felt things, some basic papercrafts....I don't do and yarn crafts.

Any help would be much appreciated - links to pictures would be even better Wink

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012 09:37:53 AM »

How about covering old pin-back buttons with new images like monsters or whatnot? You can paint or felt your way through it. I typically find tons of used buttons at thrift stores. Or you can make new buttons out of air-dry clay, stamp something into it, paint and glue a pin to it. You can make sheriff's badges, too.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013 09:07:26 AM »

keyrings are always a winner with boys Cheesy

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