I hope some of you can help with suggestions on this one. My daughter and some of her school class (10 and 11 year olds) are setting up a stall and their challenge is to sell items to their schoolmates (aged 5 to 12 years) which they have made themselves.
They can get a small loan from the school to buy materials, which they have to repay, and any profit goes to charity. Its a nice project for them to learn lots of useful skills.
They already have plenty of ideas for things they would like to make- Christmas decorations, beaded and woven bracelets, badges, hair ornaments, bookmarks etc. (Edible items are not allowed.)
I of course would be thrilled if this project could be a catalyst for some of these kids learning to sew (all the work has to be done at school, presumably to stop mothers like me from doing it lol). So we are talking handsewing only (I draw the line at bringing my machine in to school- I only have one.) All I can think of that they should be able to manage would be maybe drawstring bags. Can anyone suggest anything else? I know the girls would like to be able to make small dolls, but it might just be too tricky to get that outline done, and clothes would surely be beyond them.
I have of course lots of scraps, buttons, etc that I could invoice for them at surprisingly reasonable prices (they are not allowed to just take stuff from home and everything has to go through their accounts!) If anyone has links to some super simple and saleable projects, I'd much appreciate hearing about them.
I'd particularly like something for boys, as I don't speak boy myself and their current product offering does not really have much for boys to buy. What sort of crafty things do boys like ?!!!!
As regards prices, the children buy the items but notes go home encouraging parents to give them a few dollars to support the charity. In previous years these stalls have had items for sale for prices from 20 cents up to 2 or 3 dollars.
Looking forward to your ideas :-)