A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 313,585
Currently Running With Scissors:
229 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: kids items at craft shows?  (Read 2792 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: April 22, 2012 07:34:17 PM »

I personally don't have children, but the show is at a community day festival which makes me think more kids will be around. So any ideas on what to offer I hand sew and make jewelry and hair accessories along with some machine sewing so I'm not sure what would be a good thing for me to get into to market to children any ideas?

Find everything and anything of whimsy in my etsy
Use code ODDBALL for 15% off!
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012 04:35:32 PM »

I sold a LOT of my stuff to kids. I think parents give them a few bucks to spend at the fairs. The kids (boys and girls) liked my pendents and at only $4, they sold really well.

I love nonsense - it wakes up the brain cells!

   Prewitt Woods
diapees andwipees
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012 03:03:46 AM »


Here are a few tips for coming up with a craft show items for kids that are not only going to keep them happy for hours, but also help you make a nice profit at the end of the day.

Keep it interesting - If kids aren't interested in a toy or craft, they aren't going to humor you and play with it. No, they are simply going to put it down and forget about it - probably never to touch it again. The key to a craft that kids are going to enjoy is making it interesting. Challenge their minds and add a twist to the craft in order to make it a hit.

If they build it - Showing kids a finished craft and how 'cool' it could be is one way to attract their attention. Providing them an outlet to try and duplicate the craft is another way to make an impact. Puzzles, building blocks, pictures and other items are a great way to get kids involved in the craft show scene.

Parent / child interactive - Parents are often on the lookout for activities or items that can help improve the interaction with their children. Coming up with craft show items that parents can use to connect with and entertain their children are great. Things like homemade kites, games, build-your-own-crafts, art projects are great ideas that can keep parents and their kids entertained.

Get active - The hula-hoop is a very basic example of how a simple idea can turn into a major success story. Now, I don't expect you to sell millions of crafts at a craft show, but a good craft that can get kids active is another way to make a decent profit at a craft show. One item that comes to mind is a fun and cool homemade hackey-sack (foot bag).

Parents often look for items for themselves at craft shows - but many of them keep an eye out for something their children would like as well. And, there is no resisting the child whose eyes are wide open and an ear-to-ear grin because of an amazing craft at your craft show booth. If you can come up with something that the kids like, then you can bet that parents are going to flock to your booth to pick up on your craft show items.

Best Regards,
Diapees Andwipees  Smiley
« Last Edit: November 01, 2012 07:35:44 AM by jungrrl - Reason: edited to comply with Craftster guidelines » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
February 21, 2018 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Scarf
The Birds and The Bees

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.