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Ok, so Fed Ex actually lost a book package I had coming last month.
I know, 'quel surprise', NOT!
So even though Halloween is over, I've got a great crafting book to share with you,
that your kids might actually enjoy getting for the holiday season (and hey, as it's Halloween, you might get a good price on it right now!), as they could easily turn any of the patterns into a with, villain queen (a certain movie is being released on video right now that would serve as a magnificent model for this one),or favorite princess (especially using the spirit witch model), from any of their favorite movies or shows!
This wonderfully wicked box contains felt, thread, buttons, and stuffing, so that you can make your very own Wicked Witch, from any of the 8 available patterns Included is a book containing illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to make the witches, with stunning photography of each witch in its natural environment. Find the witch to suit you: from the Good Witch to the Old Hag, there's something for everyone. Felties are great fun to make and this could be the start of your own magical coven of witch felties.
As you can see, there is even a cat to make! The kit comes with felt in the colors below:
So while the colors are dark, your child could use them to make a cat with them, or add felt from your craft stash (like you don't already have 14 colors there, don't lie, you know you have leftovers from assorted projects!). you will also need needle and scissors, as those are not provided.
As you can see, the patterns are very easy to understand. I would recommend when you get the book to scan and print the patterns out and then trace onto heavier cardboard, so you can keep them in the box with the instruction book. Due to it's size, it is easily placed on a bookshelf, so you'd always know where the patterns and instructions are!
As you can see the instructions are very easy to follow, even for the younger crafters. The color pictures and excellent diagrams help your child to see exactly where they need to sew or glue items.
While there is no set age for the kit, I would say ages 8 and up, to be able to handle instructions and sewing by themselves, without adult help. Younger kids may need some help. This box set would be great as part of a crafting gift basket for a future doll maker on your holiday list. Just add more felt, needles, embroidery threads, buttons, feathers (or other accessories) and a gift card to get more batting or stuffing (always hard to put in a gift bag! LOL), and you would have a great beginning kit!
So check out the kit today if you have a young crafter in the family or on your holiday gift list!