Craft Stick Treasure Chest Craft Kit
Not easy to assemble
We tried several different types of adhesive, yet nothing seemed to hold even adequately. Would have probably worked better if the sides and bottom were the heavy foam, but the planks were actual wood sticks.
August 20, 2014
Not recommended for VBS. Had to use alot of hot glue to stay together. Hard to put together for even kids in 3rd and 4th grades.
June 23, 2011
Would not recommended. Foam is poorly die cut.
August 21, 2010
Too hard to make in a large setting (like VBS).
Small classrooms enjoyed this.
August 19, 2010
Kids in Tears!
Wish I had read the other reviews before we got these - the kids were in tears and the adults were gritting their teeth... Foam 'squares' were cut uneven, sticks stuck better to fingers than foam, most kids gave up. Luckily we had a back-up craft.
July 31, 2010
very difficult craft for children
We purchased this for a craft for VBS. Several problems. Several of the kits had something missing or unable to be used, (broken sticks, foam cut wrong, etc).
They were very hard for the kids (even the older ones) to put together. It took more than twice as long to make as we had alotted. Then, when we got them together, they would not stay adhered. The glue dots We purchased didn't stay stuck and it took more than twice the number of glue dots as we had anticipated.
I was very disappointed!
July 24, 2010
Bought for a large group of various ages and thought it would be fun to assembly. Way too difficult. Tried several ways to make easier to no avail. Threw out and bought something else.
July 16, 2010
This craft is too difficult to use in a group setting. We made one sample and it was not easy, even with the suggested glue dots. Nor was it something that would last for the kids because it seemed very flimsy. We were disappointed that we could not use them for VBS, but it would have been a disaster. We are returning them for a refund. My customer service rep was very nice and helpful.
July 6, 2010
project hard for second graders
I measured and added extra foamie pieces to craft to re-enforce pieces for second graders to put sticks on sides and top of treasure chest. I had to use hot glue gun for gold lace and to put pieces together for them. I let them glue sea shells on craft to make it more their own . All in all I did more than half of the craft for them. It may be a craft easier for older kids to do but younger kids would like it more after it is finished.
June 30, 2010
Too difficult to get the foam and craft sticks to stay together. Foam glue doesn't work well. Glue dots are too expensive for a class project.
I definitely would not buy again. I really do not like projects with foam.
June 16, 2010