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Old 10-23-2004, 06:08 AM
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Craft recipe testers needed!

Hi all!

I have a fun assignment for those of you that would like to participate. I need a panel of members that would be willing to test certain craft recipes out of a book I recently received for review. The book is entitled "Crafty Concoctions" by Sue Hannah and there are 101 different crafty recipes in this book.

Any registered member can participate in this! There is no minimum number of posts required.

Some of these recipes require things that you may not have lying around your house, but are easily obtainable at a drugstore, grocery store, or craft supply store. Items such as plaster of paris, epsom salts, beeswax, and tempura paint.

So here's the scoop. I need several volunteers to take one craft recipe from this book and actually make it WITH A CHILD. The child (or children) need to do most of the work, except where the instructions say "ask a grown up". The purpose of this panel will be twofold:

- to see if the recipe really concocts what it says it will
- to see if these recipes are easy for children to make

In all fairness to the author, recipes should be followed exactly to the book so that we don't criticize something that was our fault.

The deadline for this project panel will be Saturday, November 6th. That is the date that the results of your experiment must be turned in

If you would like to participate in this panel, please post your response here. PLEASE, if you think there is a possibility that you may not be able to complete the project by the deadline date, do not respond, as I really do need the results in on time.

I will email everyone 2 craft recipes. You may choose to do one of them, or if you like, you can do them both, totally up to you, only one is required!

All results will be put together into an article written by me, reviewing the book and the results, and then posted on the main FamilyCorner website. This article will also be sent to other webmasters for posting on their websites, as well as to the author and publisher of this book so they can see the results as well. All participants will be credited in the article.

BONUS: If you would like to include pictures of the recipes, your children with the results, or whatever, those are most welcome! If they are of good quality, they will also be included in the article.

When all is said and done, there will be a drawing from the participants of this panel, and someone will win this book!

Looking forward to this fun experiment, thanks everyone!
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Old 10-23-2004, 06:42 AM
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If there are projects suitable for a 3 year-old, I'd be happy to participate.


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Old 10-23-2004, 06:49 AM
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Hi amanda

i think my kids would love to participate!!!


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Old 10-23-2004, 06:54 AM
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What are the ages to be involved? The timing on this is great, since my niece and nephew will be visiting before the "due"date.

This sounds fun!

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Old 10-23-2004, 07:44 AM
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Originally posted by VickiLynn
If there are projects suitable for a 3 year-old, I'd be happy to participate.

Well there's a good question! The book does not specify age appropriateness, however it is written toward cihldren, so I would assume she's writing to ages 7 and up.

However, I know my kids did some of these recipes in preschgool, so they would simply require assistance from a grown up to do these So yes, even young children can participate!
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:07 AM
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Hi Amanda,

Our son is 10 years old we would be happy to try a project or two.

Thank You


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Old 10-23-2004, 08:12 AM
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Hi Amanda, My son would love to do this with me! He is 7.

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Old 10-23-2004, 08:17 AM
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I have 3 girls ages 4, 6 & 8 and we'd love to do it. Also, I have 2 Girl Scout troops (ages 4-11) I can experiment with. I'm up for it!


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Old 10-23-2004, 08:27 AM
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This is awesome! Happy to see such a wonderful response. I am going to give it a little more time before I start distributing the recipes to allow others to jump in. Thank you to all who have responded so far!
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:41 AM
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craft recipes testers

hi! My kids and I would love to help you out with trying out the craft recipes. Lets us know what to do.


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