Embossed Foil Leaf Decoration Craft Kit
Well worth the money!
I purchased these for Foster Parent Night out at our church for 12-16 year old girls and boys. They were a hit! I am thankful for the other reviews and suggestions on this site as that was very helpful...using a ballpoint pen instead of the tracing stick, glue dots and a foam sheet underneath to trace. I will definitely use these again.
October 17, 2011
Really neat idea, requires supervision
I loved the idea of 'etching' leaves using foil. I used to do this as a kid myself. I wish some of the directions were part of the description when I purchased this. You definitely need a flat surface or provide some sort of cushy base to make the etching stand out. Younger kids needed to have the tracing paper taped to the foil to avoid messing up. The glue dots that came with it were useless as was the 'sticky' backs of the decorative leaves. The sticks only stuck together using super glue or glue gun, neither of which is child-safe. Then there is the issue of gluing the foil to the frame. All in all, too frustrating for most kids.
December 10, 2012
This is a truly great craft. It requires time. The glue will take a long time to dry on the wood pieces, I recommend glue gun or wood glue, as school glue made all of mine fall apart. The instructions are very easy to follow.
November 18, 2012
Cute and good value
We are using these for crafts for our family Thanksgiving get together. Less food- more interaction! Thanks cute craft to use with large age range.
October 23, 2012
very poor purchase
I bought this for a fall craft to do with 10 year old girls. Some of the kits were incomplete, many of the stick frames were too warped to use or cracked, you cannot trace the pattern onto the foil without it ripping, and the foil quality was so poor that the impressions were hard to see. I was very disappointed with this product.
October 21, 2012
Fun craft for 8- to 12-year-olds!
I am the crafts lady for a group of 8-to-12-year olds who love to craft, and this is a perfect craft for this group. The price was very reasonable and the quality is quite good for the price. THANKS!
June 17, 2012
Foil Leaf decoration
My granddaughters - 7 & 8 - loved this
October 6, 2011
This is a Winner!
This is a wonderful craft! The final product looks much more expensive than the cost. I purchased this for 4th/5th grade class. I agree with other reviewers, ditch the tracing stick that comes with the kit and use a ball point pen to trace the pattern onto the foil. After the foil has been attached to the wood frame, retrace the pattern on the foil to really make the design pop. Even my husband commented at how nice the final product looked.
I had my 10 year old help make a sample. We tried with Elmer's wet glue, which was not good, and then we tried one with glue dots. Glue dots are definately the way to go. I did use wet glue to attach the hanging ribbon, though. Really love this product, thanks Oriental Trading!!!!!
September 23, 2011
This is one of the best crafts I have purchased from OT. The finished product is large and looks really impressive. I had two small issues, easily resolved. I found that the stick they give you to do the embossing tended to tear the paper. So, we just used a regular ball point pen instead. That worked out great since you could see where you had already drawn the pattern. The other was that the leaf charms didn't stick well. So, we just glued them on with hot glue when we glued the frames together. No biggie. The finished product was really, really nice and they were fun to make. Two thumbs up!
February 6, 2011
Great Craft for Autumn
I purchased this for our 5th grade girls church group. They turned out great. The only thing that I would recommend is that once the pattern is traced with the paper, to then remove paper and trace it again silver side up. It makes the embossing pop much better. All the moms liked them when they saw them.
November 12, 2010