Fleece Peace Sign Tied Pillow Craft Kit
Notwithstanding some of the comments regarding lining up the product front to back, the quality of the tassels, the difficulty in tying them, etc., I ordered these for my daughter's 10th slumber party as a craft for the girls to do -- and it was fabulous. Absolutely not an iota of difficulty. Yes, I agree that additional stuffing is most certainly necessary - but the end result, is positively delicious and the girls loved, loved, loved them! My recommendation: buy a paint pen and write each girl's name beautifully on the back so they don't mix them up. I did that and every girl left with her self-made pillow. :)
November 13, 2011
It was a little difficult for our group of 7-8 year old girls for my daughter's birthday. Some had difficulty with the tying aspect of the craft. There is not enough "stuffing" for the pillows to make them functional. I bought extra to add to the craft, which really made a difference. They are colorful and soft, which the girls loved. I would still recommend them.
January 19, 2011
My birthday slumber party full of seven year-olds rocked this project and LOVED it! Yes, the # of strings didn't always match up and thanks to the reviews I knew to get extra batting but really, for the price it was an AWESOME craft/take home gift. I was also lucky enough to have a mom that could put the girl's names on the back (even more perfect!).
The color was great, the material extra soft and the concept easy for even the young girls to grasp. Some were able to complete with no assistance what so ever. We started each pillow for them by tying off the corners so it would not shift on them. Love, Love, Love!
May 1, 2014
Overall a great craft
Received these very quickly and they looked great. Used them this weekend for my daughter's 10th birthday party and they were a huge hit. We had boys and girls and they both loved them. It served as a craft, which took about 1/2 an hour, and then of course as a take home favor as well. I guess there could have been more stuffing, as many people have said, but they were still okay for the price they were. They were a little difficult for this age group, but a nice challenge and one that they overcame. And yes, the ties do not line up, but again, they make it work. Only one minor problem, was that 2 of the pillows were stained. One girl felt so badly, that I decided to call today to complain. They offered to send me 2 new ones with no hesitation. I am happy I will be able to give those 2 kids new pillows. They will be thrilled, since they aren't expecting them. Kudos to Oriental Trading for their good customer service. I definitely recommend them.
December 9, 2013
Very cute! These were used to entertain a group of 12 yr old girls at an overnight. They really enjoyed them . The only complaint was each pillow could use more stuffing. I had extra and it worked out but would definitely encourage others to have extra on hand .
October 24, 2013
Great slumber/birthday party craft
We bought these for my child's 11th birthday/slumber party. Everyone was able to do and enjoy this craft, though I needed to show/instruct a few how to do it on their own. Attendees were typically 9 to 11 years old. Some decided to make it a keepsake by having everyone sign the back of it.
Only thing you might want to add is more polyfil. It could be a little bigger.
September 10, 2012
great party craft
I have birthday parties at my home and usually do some sort of craft. The girls and some boys loved this. It kept them busy for 1/2 hour and they took it home when they left. Could use more fluff filling tho so I bought more on the other recommendations. None of the peace signs were cut off like the other reviews. Before starting I had the moms help tie up just the corners so they could keep it aligned. It was perfect!
October 19, 2011
Kids loved it!!
I had read reviews, so I knew it best to buy additional stuffing ($2 craft store). I also safety pinned the corners to prevent slipping while tying. Came out cute, children carried them around the rest of the party!
September 10, 2011
I bought these for my daughters 10th birthday party. The girls made them before watching a movie. It took them a lot longer than I expected. I also purchased extra filling for the pillows as the filling that is included leaves the pillows flat and not really comfy. We ended up using double what the directions say to use. So do buy more stuffing. The girls LOVED this craft. They were 9-11 years old and needed help getting the pieces to line up, but once the pillows were done they had pillow fights, and slept with them. Great craft for a sleep over!!!
I will be buying these again for sure!!
June 11, 2011
I didn't have trouble with the peace signs being cut off center as others had mentioned...but the outside cuts were way off between the two pieces! They were still usable, but made it very difficult to tie together when nothing lined up properly. I used these for a 9 yr old's birthday party...I had to help them a lot because they were confused that one side had several more "ties" than the other. Also, make sure to purchase extra stuffing from a craft store! Fleece was decent quality...but thinner than what you would purchase by the yard. In hindsight, I probably would have taken the time to go purchase fleece and try to make these myself.
June 11, 2011