Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hearts and Trees Winter/Spring 2010 Kit!

Introducing the Hearts and Trees
Winter/Spring 2010 Kit!!

I am really excited to finally have my newest kit available to share with you all. Thank you for your patience. Because it has taken me so long to put together, I am again combining two seasons for this kit. This is my Winter/Spring 2010 kit.

There are a lot of fun projects in this kit that I am sure you and your children will enjoy. 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, watercolors, glue, etc.)

The themes of this kit are: owls, salt, silhouettes and nightscapes.


The sewing project for this kit is an adorable felt owl stuffie. Your child will learn 3 basic embroidery stitches and complete this easy sewing project. As a new feature, included with the purchase of the kit will be an invitation to my private Hearts and Trees Resources blog. On this blog you will find step by step videos, instructions and printable PDFs for all three of the stitches used in this project.

There is a notebooking page focusing on facts about owls and your child is encouraged to research an owl that lives in your area.

The art project in this kit is a owl watercolor nightscape silhouette. The watercolor paper, black cardstock and instructions (including a template for the silhouette) are included in the kit. You will learn to make an interesting texture for the background using watercolors and salt.

Another handicraft project included in this kit, is a set of plastic canvas coasters. Using two colors of yarn and learning two different stitches, your child will complete their very own set of coasters. This would be a nice introduction to plastic canvas. The yarn, plastic canvas, plastic needle and instructions are all included in this kit.

The featured artist in this kit is Vincent Van Gogh. There is a notebooking page focusing on VanGogh as well as an art print of his Starry Night.
The art element studied in this kit is silhouettes. A notebooking page is included which ties in with the included Van Gogh art print.

Once again I am including a lapbook in my kit. This one was put together by my mom. It is all about salt. You and your child will complete four different salt experiments. The four experiments are entitled: Making Salt Crystals, Salt and Ice, Will an Egg Float?, and Freezing Salt Water. This is bound to be a lot of fun. I have included all the instructions and lapbook elements, you will need to provide the file folder, salt and some basic household items to complete the experiments.
In all this kit includes: 1 sewing project, 1 handicraft project,
1 art project, 1 art print, 1 artist notebooking page,
1 art element notebooking page, 1 salt lapbook,
and 1 nature study notebooking page!

Complete Contents List:
  • Van Gogh art print Starry Night
  • Van Gogh artist notebooking page
  • Plastic canvas coasters- set of two- yarn, plastic needle, plastic canvas, instructions
  • Owls nature study page- owl information, research project and sketching assignment
  • Owl Nightscape Silhouette project- ½ sheet black paper, ½ sheet watercolor paper, instructions
  • Silhouette art element notebooking page with instructions to make a profile
  • Owl Stuffie Embroidery project- felt, needle, pins, embroidery thread, instructions
  • Salt lapbook- lapbook element pages, 2 plastic baggies, strip of watercolor

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.

To purchase a kit you will just need to make a PayPal payment to my account. You can do that using the "Pay Now" buttons in my sidebar. Just be sure to use the button for the right number of kits you would like to purchase

The cost per kit is $11.95 plus shipping. Shipping for one kit will be $3.25 First Class. Shipping for two kits will be $5.75 Priority and shipping for three kits will be $8.25 Priority. For information about purchasing more than three kits, please email me for shipping information. Shipping prices are for the US and Canada. (For information about shipping outside of the US and Canada, please email me.)

***Right now I am accepting PRE-ORDERS for this kit. I will ship all kits purchased before March 1st on March 2nd.***

After March 2nd all kits will ship within 4 business days after I receive payment. If you are interested in purchasing any of the PDFs I am currently selling (they are in my sidebar) and you wish to make a combined payment for multiple items, feel free to email me for a total. I have decided to limit how many of the Winter/Spring 2010 kits I am going to be putting together, so that I can better order supplies, so if you are interested, be sure to purchase your kit soon.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at amandachristina@yahoo.com. Please note, I currently DO NOT have email at my house, so it may take me a day to get back to you. Sorry for any inconvenience.

9 comments:

theonethingps274 said...

AWESOME!!! I love it!! Thanks for providing this great resource to the HS community!! I just posted your link to 5 groups I am a member of. I told them that this is a WONDERFUL resource!! I hope I can swing it financially. It's a great price but things are tight for us. God Bless you!! Angie in GA

theonethingps274 said...

Hi again. I also just posted about it on my blog, hope that was o.k.
http://theonethingps274.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/handicraft-life-skills-challenge-olympic-edition-3/

jessi said...

This looks awesome!! My eldest is only 3.5, but I'm thinking about ordering this for the future!!

Georgiaberry said...

The owl stuffie is adorable! The whole kit looks great.

Carmen said...

Wow. Love your blog! I can't wait to go exploring your archives! :)

Heather said...

Hi Amanda!

I blogged about your kit. So excited you are continuing to put them together.

http://blogshewrote.blogspot.com/2010/03/hearts-and-trees-new-kit.html

And I got a smile on my face this morning when I saw a notice the kit has been shipping! : )

Sonya said...

Hello, Amanda,
I used my PayPal account to purchase the Weather lapbooking pages. However after the transaction I noticed the receipt said the item would be sent to my old address. I was under the impression the lapbooking pages would be a PDF file sent to my email address. So now I need to make certain I receive the item I paid for. I've sent you an email about this problem a few days ago but I have not heard back from you. Hope to hear from you soon. Sonya

Fiddler said...

We loved the Spring 2010 kit, which we started about a week ago. Today was Van Gogh's birthday, so that tied in nicely, AND we are avid Molly-the-Owl watchers, so it was a double whammy this time for us. Thanks very, very much for such a great kit!

Phyllis said...

I guess you have been too busy to do a summer kit. We miss them. Hope you are doing well and having fun.