Paper Gingerbread House Gift Bag Craft Kit
I made these for my team at work and they turned out so cute! It does take a bit of assembly time but the outcome is far worth it and cost so much less than purchasing a cute bag of this quality! I just received a promotion and I am planning on making these bags for my new team too!
November 7, 2011
I purchased this craft to do at a holiday party with 14 year old girls. It looked like a fun activity but was too time consuming and frustrated the girls. The pieces are heavy and don't glue very well to the bag. Just ended up not being very much fun for them.
November 15, 2013
I really like the finish product, but getting there was a challenge. There are so many pieces, it would have been much easier to have pre-glued pieces so you could just tear the back off and stick the pieces where you wanted. I also had trouble getting the brad closure to work how I wanted it to. With that being said, it is really adorable when its all completed. Lots of room for imaginative placement of the pieces for and individualized product.
October 25, 2012
Enjoyable & creative
Purchased for a class Christmas party. Even I enjoyed putting together an example for the class! Good for ages 5-9 or thereabouts. Once finished & dry, they can use them to carry their goodies home!
October 5, 2011
They turn out very cute!
Like others stated, the bags are very weak and if you put something in it, the bottom will begin to open. I solved that with a piece of clear packing tape along the bottom, worked great. The little pieces are adorable, and regular Elmers glue worked just fine for us. We did only do one side at a time. We didnt do the sides of the bag but really loved having the extra pieces then, the kids made their own scenes on paper! The little brads work GREAT! I admit I was skeptical the little red brad was going to punch through the foam and bag and actually hold it together, but it really put the finishing touch on! We used these bags for prizes for a family Christmas game and everyone loved them. I would buy again!
December 29, 2010
Good hands on project.
Good project to do with children. My my biggest compaint would be the bags. We used it for something light weight, but anything heavier than a foam magnet may have fallen through the bottom. The students liked being creative and they all looked great.
December 18, 2010
Pricing was fair
The preschooler's worked on this project for several days. The pieces require tacky glue, and working a side a day. The project turned out well and the preschooler's had fun filling the bags with treats for their parents. Perfect size for homemade cookies.
December 2, 2010
Bottom of bags fell apart. :( We had to reinforce them with tape.
December 29, 2009
Purchased With Other Ideas In Mind
Having read the reviews, I actually purchased this kit with the intent of using the parts separately. The bags were definitely too flimsy to used for gifts heavier than foam, so I was glad I had no plans to use them. The instructions were small, but really the craft is pretty self explanatory and if you wanted to do it as intended, just making sure a picture of the finished product would really be all that was needed. I ran all the pieces through a sticker maker machine and they were perfect to use on other bags and crafts, glue dots work on foam, too...I don't ever use liquid glue on foam, it's like asking for trouble. My 2 and 3 year old loved them!!!
December 17, 2009
This is a good project to do with children, If you need a project to this is a good go to idea.
December 10, 2009