Christmas Tree Beaded Pin Ornament Craft Kit
the little tree that couldn't
the instructions are hard to understand.
when yoo finally understand the step.. the pins are deffective and you can not thread the heads f the pins. not a fun craft...
December 3, 2010
Holes in safety pins too small for pipe cleaner to go thru. Beads stuck together, broken in half or only open on one end.. But with extra parts I was able to complete the Christmas pins. Really cute when finished.
August 21, 2010
I got these on sale a little while ago and couldn't be happier with them. As others have said, some of the pins won't work but there are plenty of extras. I test every pin before I begin and it saves a lot of frustration. I wouldn't recommend this as a project for younger children; the pieces are very small and the directions are very specific.
They do take a bit of time to put together but it's worth it. These trees are so pretty when they're finished, I'll be using them as bag ties on grown-up gift bags this year.
July 24, 2010
Very Cute but you need patience.
This is a very cute ornament when completed. It's true that some of the safety pin holes are too small to thread the pipe cleaner thru but they give you so many extra safety pins. You need to sort thru all the pieces before beginning otherwise you will get frustrated. The end result is worth it.
January 11, 2010
I thought this would make a good Christmas party craft for 4th graders. It was way to complicated. Each pin had specific instructions and then two layers of pins had to be assembled. I put one together and had a hard time getting the pins on the pipe cleaner. It was more frustrating than fun.
December 24, 2009
Instruction too small to read, too many pieces, and photo is useless due to size and the fact that it is in black and white. My third graders began to hate this tree before it was finished. Thread chenile stem through pins---well, which end of the pin they meant would have been helpful information!!
December 16, 2009
great value for $2.99
I would recommend this project for about 7 yrs and up unless you are helping. My kids love it...they turn out very cute.
The pins were poor quality for this project only because you have to thread the chenille stem through the head of the pin, and many are too small to get it through. However, my pack arrived with lots of extra safety pins, I could have sorted through...instead I used a pocket knife to bend back the opening and then they worked great.
An earlier review mentioned the pins being different sizes. They are supposed to be. The top layer of the tree uses 5 pins smaller than the bottom layer. There were several damaged beads, but they have included a pack of extra pieces.
This would not have caught my attention except for the price, but I'm glad we got it. It kept my kids busy for a while.
Cute little craft.
December 10, 2009
My favorite fine motor project
Earlier reviews concerned me, but I was pleased to see that the company shipped better quality safety pins with the kits and they worked great.
I love doing this with my special education students (grades 1-5) every few years. I work with them 1 on 1 and have enlarged and organized the directions to make them more clear. The kids get great fine motor practice and learn to open/close safety pins. The trees always look great and the kids are proud of their work..
December 10, 2009
Fun, great for the price
I bought these as a craft to do with my 9-year old daughter. They were very easy and fun for us to make together. Some of the pins were misshapen, but a lot of extras were included, so it wasn't a problem. The instructions are very small. I printed the color photo from the Web site to look at and that helped.
November 29, 2009
This product was very hard to assemble. Beads in poor condition and pins not all same size. They need to take this off the market unless they sell the pieces as just that extra parts for something else.
November 23, 2009