Horse Name Tag Necklace Craft Kit
Difficult to assemble
These crafts are cute but none of the kids, ages 3-7, could get the beads strung on the string. It kept unraveling.
November 21, 2013
Needed to modify cord application and about 40% of kits missing parts.
The end result is cute and fun to put together, but at least 40% of the kits were missing parts and I had to modify how I attached the cord otherwise the main body was not stable and would flop over. When I went to do one of the kits to make sure I knew how to help the kids, I found my kit was missing parts. I looked through the other kits and found more that were missing parts. I contacted Oriental Trading and they sent replacement kits. So I suggest anytime you order kits of any kind, look through them to ensure you have all the parts and do a test of one in case any modifications to the instructions need to be made.
November 12, 2013
Nice with a few adjustments; Glue dots work well
After reading the reviews, I decided to give these a try with some reservation, but they turned out to be quite nice. Since there is no adhesive on the pieces, my group used glue dots (cut into halves) to assemble the craft. We attached the cord through holes poked in the horse's ears (through the head and hat as well). This prevented the horse from tipping. I don't know how long the tags would last with repeated use, but for a one-time event, they were fine and fun.
September 19, 2012
Cute Craft, But Impractical
I admit I was price motivated when I purchased these for my 7 year olds birthday party. They are probably simple enough, but they don't stay together without using a hot glue gun. I will be assembling them ahead of time and the kids will simply write their names on the nametag. I'm also not convinced they will stay upright when being worn as such...they seem very top heavy. OT should consider reducing horse size and adding self-stick adhesive.
June 19, 2012
Buy popsicle sticks, too
Bought these to be our name tags for VBS- after the 1st day, we had to swap out the cording (too scratchy on my students' necks) and hot glue a popsicle stick up the bback because all of the horse heads were falling over. And not coming with any adhesive, we used a glue gun and made these for the kids- didn't use them as a craft project.
June 26, 2010