Monday, May 5, 2008

Spring Kit For Sale Now!

I am now SOLD OUT of spring kits.
Be sure to check my sidebar for items I am currently selling!!!
The Hearts and Trees
Spring Themed
Art, Nature Study and Handicraft Kit

Each kit includes the instructions and materials to complete easy and fun handicraft, art and nature study projects with a minimum of effort. (Please note that you will need to provide common art supplies such as paper, markers, colored pencils, crayons, etc.)
I am so excited to introduce my newest kit. We have a number of new types of projects in this spring themed kit. For the first time, we have included a woodworking project! We were inspired by these handmade wooden animals. The kit comes with a wooden bird pre-cut and ready for you to sand and finish. The instructions page for this project also includes information about the different types of sandpaper.This kit also includes the materials and instructions to sew a plastic canvas bookmark--a favorite project of the kids at the school where I used to work. Another project in this kit is an origami jumping frog, which is sure to be a favorite. Our 4"x6" art print for this kit is Henri Rousseau's Exotic Landscape. We have again included a notebooking page for our featured artist. There are also the instructions for a Rousseau inspired art project. There is an art element notebooking page discussing the line family.

I had some help from my mom designing the nature study part of this kit. We decided to focus on birds as our nature study project. There are two pages of instructions, helping you to identify parts of a bird, bird sizes, and helping you to know what to look for so you can identify a bird later. Then we put together a bird observation page ready for you to use when you go out to observe birds- a place to record your observations so that you can identify the birds later. We also have included a laminated 3"x5" bird nature study card designed to be used for beginning bird watchers or younger students.

Complete Contents List:
1. Art Print: Rousseau’s Exotic Landscape
2. Henri Rousseau notebooking page
3. Art Element Worksheet: A Family of Lines
4. Materials for a woodworking bird project (poplar wooden bird and 2 pieces of sandpaper)
5. Materials for a plastic canvas bookmark (plastic canvas, variegated yarn and tapestry needle)
6. Paper to make an origami jumping frog (1 5½” square of green paper)
7. 2 Bird Nature Study Observations pages (½ sheets of paper)
8. Laminated 3”x5” bird observation card to be used for bird nature study
9. Instructions for plastic canvas bookmark/origami jumping frog (not included in additional materials kit)
10. Instructions for woodworking bird/Rousseau jungle landscape (not included in additional materials kit)
11. Instructions for bird nature study (2 pages- not included in additional materials kit)
12. Cardboard to be used as clipboard for nature study observations
These kits were gathered with children ages 6-12 in mind. Parents may need to help their students, especially younger children, with some aspects of this kit.




Anonymous said...

I am going to order one next week, when I get paid. I love your kits. My daughter loves them too. I may have to buy the extra material for my other two daughters. They might be upset if they can't do the bird!

Anonymous said...

oh no!!! we are in the midst of moving and i KNEW the kits would cross in the email! i'll have to try VERY hard to get them this time, we LOVE your kits Amanda!


Anonymous said...

Amanda, I just put your button on my sidebar...I feel a little silly advertising for something I have not used yet. But, at some point I hope to try one of your kits! I would love to try the spring one, but hubby isn't allowing more hsing spending at the moment. :)

Oh, and do I get several extra entries into the contest for already having posted links to your blog in my blog posts? LOL! Just kidding...but I have done it at least 3 times now, since finding your blog! :)

Thanks again for sharing your gifts, talents and ideas with us!


Rhonda said...

Oh, I want this (I always do!), but it depends on when DH is paid. I may have to wait until the 31st, but I hope not!


Mrs. Sam said...

This is my first time coming to your blog and your moms too...I'm most impressed and will be ordering some kits. Do you stock them long term or when they're gone that's it? Just curious.

keri said...

We did the tabletop garden...
come see!

Anonymous said...

I received my spring kit yesterday. Daughter is so excited to get started. You do a wonderful job putting these kits together. I wrote a post on my blog highlighting your kits. Oh, adn I am embarrassed to say I completely messed up on the fleece hat from the winter kit. I don't know whats wrong with me. I felt so bad, because daughter was so excited to do the hat. Bummer.

LisaWA said...

We got the kit just a few days after you mailed it! Thank you! We are going to work on it over the next week or so.

Looks fun! Thank you very much!