"Camp Journal" Craft Kit
GOOD FOR THE MONEY
I PURCHASED THIS ITEM FOR MY VBS GROUP OF KIDS 9-11. I ALWAYS MAKE A SAMPLE BEFORE HAND TO SHOW. VERY EASY TO MAKE AND DOES NOT TAKE LONG. JUST RAP THE END OF THE STRING W/SCOTCH TAPE TO MAKE IT EASIER TO THREAD. GREAT CRAFT.
June 30, 2010
This said it was for ages 5 and up, but our 5 year olds had a hard time with getting the twine threaded. The twine would ravel or just not go through the holes, which would frustrate the younger ones. Thankfully we had enough adults to help out the younger one.
September 8, 2014
Time Consuming Craft
I purchased this for a craft at camp. It is extremely cute. The younger children had a very difficult time threading the binding. Even the older ones needed help. We normally do crafts in centers for about 10 - 15 mins. It took on average about 30 mins to complete (longer for little ones, shorter for older ones.) My advice is to try to use a darning needle as someone else suggested.
June 27, 2013
Good Kit for Camp Programs
Used this kit for Youth Summer Camp, for kids 6th grade to 12th. Liked by all ageses. Holes are small and make it difficult to thread. Take one of the dowls and poke the holes to make them bigger. It will go much faster. Used Elmers glue and needed to dry over night. Helps if you have something heavy to put on top of it while it's drying.
July 18, 2011
Dont recommend for young kids
I bought these for a kids camp that our church was doing. I had kids from 8 years of age up to 11 doing these and I was very disappointed. It seemed like a very fun and interesting thing to do, but the pages were such poor quality and the holes weren't completely punched out which made it IMPOSSIBLE to weave it through. I wish it was better quality. :(
July 4, 2011
Perfect camp project!
I really really loved this camp journal, I had just as much fun putting one together as the children did.
My only con was the fact that we ALL had a hard time getting the string through to bind all of the pages. Some of the holes were not punctured completely through and there was nothing sturdy attached to the end of the string to make it easier to pass through the holes in the pages.
Other than that I would still order this one!
December 15, 2010