Hi there! :) This time for your blogger viewing pleasure, we were able to try a product by the Corps of Re-discovery. This family owned/operated company sent us a Fringe Pouch Kit and it was so much fun! Normally this Kit is $14.99 but is currently on sale for $11.99. You couldn't pick a more perfect gift for a little boy, especially now before the holidays. They also have some other great kits that will take you back in time. I really enjoyed browsing their website (which you can get to by clicking on the title of this post). Corps of Re-discovery has some very cool things for boys but also has great projects for little girls as well. Despite all the bells and whistles that most toys have today, I think children and adults alike would enjoy these.
Since Trevor was able to help the most with the last review product, I let Ethan help me with this one. He's 7, so he needed a little help understanding the directions but after that he took off with it. He had never sewn anything but did great with that also. I just had to show him the first couple of stitches and he was able to do the first few steps of instructions by himself.
After doing a running stitch along the sides and edges of the pouch, you have to go back the other direction to fill in any gaps. This also makes sure that whatever treasures go into the pouch will stay there. (In our case, it was Lego mini-figs, some gum, and a couple of rocks. LOL) I did most of these for Ethan but he watched. Besides, the product label instructed us to have adult supervision so Ethan was more than willing to make sure I stayed safe. ;)
After all was said and done, he LOVES this thing. The kit itself didn't take very long to complete (maybe 30 mins or so) and then he carried it around for the rest of the day. It's amazing what kind of things he found to put in there.
I would most definitely recommend this company and their website to others. Not only would some of these kits make great gifts, but they also have some very inexpensive kits (Clothespin doll kit, $3.99; Headband kit, $3.50, etc.) that would make great party favors, stocking stuffers, co-op activities, etc.
*This product was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of an honest review on this blog. I was in no way compensated by the Corps of Re-discovery.