Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BudaMomma Instructions would be helpful
Easy enough craft for 8-9 year olds, once I figured out the correct sequence of events, where to start the lacing, what type of stitch to use, how and where to tie the final knot, etc. Since there were no instructions included, I had to go back to the website and look at the finished product. Then I made a sample purse to figure out the best method for the kids to follow. We started by finding the middle point of the string and lacing it through the bottom middle of the purse. Then half the string was laced up each side up to the top, where I tied a knot for the girls. You may want to print out a picture of the finished purse so the kids can see it. Or just show them the picture and let them figure out how to do it. I'm sure there are many acceptable ways to end up with a fine purse. And there are plenty of decorative stickers for each girl to spell out her name or whatever she wanted. This was an easy and relaxing craft just toward the end of the evening. I didn't have any issues with the Velcro closure mentioned by some reviewers. Be ready for millions of tiny foam dots on the floor that get poked out with each stitch. Like confetti everywhere.
February 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0
by LunaLiving Excellent buy
Excellent product , really enjoyable for residents at a nursing home highly recommended
February 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jacquez Fabulous Foam Lacing Coin Purses
Nice to give to kid for a purse. KEEP THEIR CHANGE IN IT. Love them
August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EstherS Fantabulous camp project
Once directions were given, this project was excellent for kids of all ages. I am thrilled, thrilled, thrilled. It's all it claims to be... I'd buy again!
August 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by craftsmom Fun & Easy Craft
I purchased this for our VBS for our younger classes (Grades 4th and under). They were a big hit and the kids really enjoyed making these little coin purses. They brought their offering the rest of the week inside the cute little coin purses all week. We did adapt for the boys and tied and cut the long sting off to make it look more like a wallet instead of a purse. They all loved this craft and the teachers loved that nothing else was needed...no messy glue necessary! The only con was some of the Velcro closures came off because they were not glued down well. Glue dot solved that small problem though!
July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NancyABC Very good quality
We bought this for my daughter's crafting, all the kids love it. Very good quality for the price we paid.
April 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mohoo Foam lace purss
Children loved the different colors and the ability to individuailze their creation which could be proudly displayed
and practically used.
October 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GoukerGirls Just okay
My daughter made these coin purses for a class project. She is 8 and needed no supervision, even though this product does not include instructions. The reason I am rating this product so low is because the Velcro pieces intended to close the purse do not stick to the foam. This is obviously a problem as the coin purse cannot function properly without closing. The requirements of her project were that she could not have help from anyone else, so we were unable to try hot glue to adhere the Velcro. I would not recommend this product.
November 4, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ksnoopyq Great Craft for All Ages
I ordered this craft for a fall festival and knew I would have kids of all ages. Some of the smaller kids did need help but once the purses (I called them wallets so they would appeal to the boys also) were together they loved decorating them. I would love to see more of these usable crafts at Oriental Trading.
September 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shananagin Lots of fun
Kids ages 5 and up loved the purses. Velcro could've been a little stickier.
July 11, 2011