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Helena Puck
« on: May 11, 2014 09:11:19 AM »



For the past two summers, I've been organizing a summer kids' craft swap where the children are grouped with other children around their age to make things for each other. It is a 5 point swap. One large or medium is made with the assistance of an adult.

My kids look forward to it each year. Since there were so many snow days, my kids won't be out of school until the first week of June. What dates are others interested in? I'm thinking we need about a month of crafting time.

Here was last year's Kids Craft Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423853.0#axzz2WijJusXY

This is a really fun swap and gives me the opportunity to introduce my boys to new crafts. It is really neat to see what the kids come up with for each other.

It was funny; the other day, my boys were in the bedroom playing with their pom pom ball angry bird set and i-spy container that their partners made, my youngest still talks about the friends he's made, and the teachers have gotten really familiar with my oldest's favorite shirt, a handpainted Fluffy, made by another partner.

Let me know if there is an interest and what dates are available for you. Also, I may need a co-organizer since I'm taking some courses this summer.
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014 10:08:11 AM »

we love this swap so would deffo be in, any dates are good for us we don't break for summer until end of July but plenty of time in evenings/weekends to craft. Would be in with 9 year old daughter
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014 01:05:21 PM »

We would be in again!  I have a 13 year old girl (how the heck did that happen??) and 9 year old boy!  They are out of school as of next week.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014 01:07:54 PM »

does anyone join with preschoolers? I have a 2.5 boy too but not sure if he is too little but equally would like to include him if others have kids similar age
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014 05:52:57 PM »

I'd love to do it. My son is 3.
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014 01:56:58 PM »

I'm interested. My 6 year old loves to craft.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014 02:48:15 PM »

Hopefully someone that has a preteen early teen girl is going to be interested....
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Helena Puck
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014 04:15:26 PM »

Awesome! It looks like we have plenty of interest in the swap. I'm thinking about making the sign up period fairly short, maybe a week, because I hate making kids wait. They get so anxious. Anyone have ideas about dates? I was thinking about assigning partners mid June with a middle to end of July send out. I want to make sure everyone has at least a month of crafting time.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014 07:49:31 PM »

My 14 year old participated in one a few years back and was just asking if there was going to be one as she wants to do it! We will be signing up!
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014 07:41:30 AM »

Mid June would be good. Little Bean's last day of school is June 13th.
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