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
I bought these for my daughters 7th birthday party. We had about 13 1st graders and 3 adult helpers. The girls did not completely get how the project worked. It was confusing for some. I think I should have waited another year or two for this particular project/craft OR I should have started the project for them ahead of time. Also, I do agree with adding more stuffing. The stuffing is very 'cheaply' made and there is definitely a need to have to put more stuffing into one pillow as what is provided is near to nothing once it is distributed within the pillow. This is an easy fix, but involves going out and purchasing more at a Wal-Mart/IKEA/JO-ANNS.
January 14, 2015
My daughter chose this as a craft for her slumber party. The girls were 7 to 9 year olds and most were able to complete the pillow with no problem. The pillows that I revceived were all cut evenly. Although they could use more stuffing, they are fine for the price.
October 20, 2014
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