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Topic: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap (SU 10/3-10/21; Sendouts 12/3)  (Read 27275 times)
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« on: October 03, 2011 08:21:24 AM »

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Are your kids feeling crafty? Do your kids like to 'borrow' items from your swap packages? Here's a swap for them. Lets get our kids to craft for each other and receive their own packages!

Swap name: By Kids For Kids Holiday Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Crafty Butterfly (please remember the space between the two words when messaging me. messages sent without the space won't get to me)
Sign-up date range: 10/3-10/21
Date to send item by: 12/3 (international swappers please check postage times and send early if possible to make sure item arrives before December 24th)
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No- I will recruit a co-org if needed. Any volunteers?
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? Participating children should be between 3 and 15 years old. If there are younger siblings (1-2 years) that would like to join in and are capable of doodling/coloring please list them and we'll see if we can match them up as well.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:
Each child will be making one small gift and if at all possible one ornament and one card as well. If the holiday rush attacks you suddenly then it is okay to purchase an ornament and card instead of making them. The small gift should take no more than 2 hours to craft and cost no more than $10 in materials. Here are some ideas: T-shirt, bag, picture frame, hand puppet, box, puzzle, piggy bank, jewelry set, etc. I will try to match kids up as close in age and gender as I can. The idea is to keep this a fairly small swap that would be easy to fit in around school and other activities. If you want to send extras please consult with your partner.

Communication request: It would be nice to keep the messages/chat on this thread goign so that we know everyone is still around. Please keep in touch with your partner via PM or on the message board every week or two once sign ups close. One week before send outs I will send everyone (unless you've sent already) a PM to check in on progress and make sure everyone is still alive and crafting. Smiley

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: BKFKHS
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Do you have any allergies?
Please fill out the questions below for each child that would like to participate:
Boy or Girl:
Favorite colors:
Favorite things: (TV shows, movies, characters, animals, general interests)
Things you dislike or find scary:
Type of crafts you like to do:
Type of crafts you would like to receive:


List of Craftster participants:
1. Crafty Butterfly
2. bobbinalong
3. banana731
4. idioskosmos
5. Ekioart
6. onceinlovewithAmy
7. Hika-chan
8. stepharella
9. leighi123
10. mjnovak *welcome first time swapper*
11. goldfishpollywog
12. Zombie_Queen
13. CraftNewb
14. Lynnz232
15. jennden
16. Kristl
17. Coma
18. tapestrymlp
19. dontdresslikeapril
20. Belladune
21. redflags
22. sloth003

List of Craftsters-in-training:
1. Thomas- 5
2. Chloe- 8
3. Sylvia- 7
4. Clementine- 4
5. Katherine- 8
6. William- 6
7. Maddock- 7
8. Kaidon- 5
9. Serenity- 6
10. Braelyn- 8
11. Hailey- 8
12. Levi- 4
13. Sydney -7
14. Dylan- 11
15. Sarah- 9
16. Bennett- 7
17. Azriel- 7
18. Brittanny- 14
19. Kash- 7
20. Denise- 12
21. Kelly- 10
22. Joseph- 5
23. Nyssa- 9
24. Kayla- 11
25- Cassidy- 7
26. Gwendolyn- 10
27. Israel- 4
28. Clementine- 4  (interesting that there are two Clementines and they are both 4, what a kawinkydink!)
29. Deklan- 6
30. Seth- 14
31. Bella 14
32. Lex- 4
33. Felix- 11


mjnovak (Sydney 7, Dylan 11) <> Coma (Nyssa 9, Kayla F)

Hika-chan (Serenity 6, Braelyn 8 ) <> idioskosmos (William 6, Katherine 8 )

dontdresslikeapril (Gwendolyn 10, Clementine 4) <>banana731 (Sylvia 7, Clementine 4)

Kristl (Kelly 10, Joseph 5) <> redflags (Bella 14, Lex 4)

goldfishpollywog (Bennett 7) <> Zombie_Queen (Azriel 7)

leighi123 (Levi 4) <> dontdresslikeapril (Izrael 4)

ekioart (Kaidon 5) <> crafty butterfly (Thomas 5)

belladune (Deklan 6) <> tapestrymlp (Cassidy 7)

craftnewb (Brittany 14) <> redflags (Seth 14)

lynnz232 (Kash 7) <> ekioart (Maddock 7)

jennden (Denise 12) <> sloth003 (Felix 11)

onceinlovewithamy (Hailey 8 ) > bobbinalong (Chloe 8 ) > stepharella (Sarah 9) > onceinlovewithamy (Hailey 8 )      (we had an odd number and this was the best match up for a group of three round robin style.)

« Last Edit: November 11, 2011 02:07:06 PM by Crafty Butterfly » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011 10:01:41 AM »

I have no space open atm but hopefully will by signup deadline so subbing to remind myself.

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011 10:49:51 AM »

definitely thinking about this one.  Will have to ask the Duck what he thinks!

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011 02:13:12 PM »

She filled out her questionaire as soon as she got home from school, very excited about it!
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011 06:02:41 PM »

I got your questionaire bobbinalong. I'll get you signed up in the morning.

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011 06:06:56 PM »

The Goose is considering, we will see how it goes.

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011 08:02:47 AM »

Sent in our questionnaire! The boys will be so excited. I mentioned the idea to them the other day and they were ready to sign up then. ^_^

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011 09:51:53 AM »

Can't WAIT to get the s-kids signed up tonight for our first swap ever! First baseball practice, but then it's all about this questionnaire!  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011 02:26:17 PM »

Will talk to munchkins after school today. 

Do we send in one questionaire per child or have each child fill out the questionaire part and send them all together in one email?


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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011 03:18:39 PM »

I texted my husband at work to see if he's okay with it, and then when el kiddo (my stepdaughter) is home I'll see if she's interested! I'm sure she will be--she LOVES crafting and she'd probably get a huge kick out of the whole swap process.
Might be sending in a questionnaire later today!

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