When I was a little girl I loved crafting. To be fair, Momma was a SAHM, and everything Momma did I wanted to be a part of. With her annual craft shows featuring over 10 original craft concepts each year, it was easy to see why having a daughter afoot could become problematic. The solution was a series of simple craft kits that not only encouraged me to hone my reading skills, via the directions, but kept me busy and feeling 'just like Mom' for several hours.
The first time we took Sabrina to my childhood Mecca, Michaels, she feigned interest amid loud sighs and grumbles. We quite literally had to talk her into choosing a few projects; which quickly raised enthusiasm as Sabrina (11) realized that crafting was much more than old ladies crocheting and lifestyle painting. There were several aisles of kits geared towards girls, and even science exploration, from a Make-Your-Own-Lip-Gloss station to Glow In The Dark Sand Art and more. With the average age range being 6+ for such kid oriented craft kits, Sabrina (11) was the perfect age to self entertain with minimal adult interference; making for priceless Summer activities. Needless to say, Sabrina now gets excited about the very idea of a trip to the local craft store- we can't buy these kits fast enough.
With the holidays approaching there are 2 great reasons to buy kid-styled craft kits and projects like the Orb Factory Imaginista line. Not only do these affordable kits have a retail less than $15, but they make great gifts for young girls and tweens. The Imaginista range of crafting kits focus on jewelry and accessories which provide materials, but teach techniques, so the end result is as varied as your daughters' personality. Spanning from Tie Dye Purses to Twist and Loop Jewelry, these craft kits are sold nationwide at Michaels, and online at Amazon. They also happen to be one of my top picks for beating the Winter Vacation Blues, and keeping children busy during hectic holiday preparation. Just be sure to buy one kit for each kid; you don't want fights breaking out over sharing materials- there's always one element (tie dye duck tape, purple beads, etc) children will fight over sharing.
What Daughter Says: Unleash your child's creativity with easy to follow, complete, Imaginista craft kits.