Sequin Ball Christmas Ornament Craft Kit
Although I was initially disappointed in the size of these ornaments, I ended up being glad they weren't any bigger as it took my third graders longer than I had anticipated to complete this craft. I would rather have real pins with gold balls (similar to the Christmas tree ornaments carried by OTC). I must say - the ornaments came out beautiful and my students loved them (and were very proud to wrap them up and bring them home).
December 17, 2010
Not as pictured!! I ordered this a few years ago to make with my third graders and give as gifts to parents at Christmas time, and loved it. I had been unable to find it for a few years, so was glad to see it again. Although the picture was a bit different than what I had a few years ago (No more metal pins and metallic beads), I was willing to settle for the plastic "pins" with the round, clear heads, and I ordered multiple sets, only to be SO disappointed in the poor quality that arrived. Instead of the pictured item, there were just flat-topped plastic thumbtack-type things that bent when I tried to assemble the item. Former gold star bead is now a cheap yellow star. I did not want to send back and pay shipping, so I spent another chunk of money on metallic seed beads and straight pins to bring this back to the quality I wanted to receive. Too bad, OTC--I will not recommend you, nor order anything else any time soon.
November 11, 2013
not what I expected
individual kit didnt even have enough pins to make one ornament! I had to combine to make one ornament. Many pins bents and became unusable also. The printed guidelines were not even or centered on the ornament ball.
expect I will get half of the quantity due to the poor quality of the components.
December 11, 2012
Too much work!
This was not age appropriate at all. It took me almost an hour to work on one. You can't keep the attention of a child that long to make a small ornament. The ornament was smaller than I expected too. The final product is cute...but only if you have the time and the patience. Not for children.
December 3, 2012
Worst item ever received from oriental trading
I have ordered this product for years and have been very pleased. Unfortunately this year the quality has declined tremendously. I was unable to even attach the sequins because the pins were so flimsy they bent and would not penetrate the ornament at all. I am very disappointed and hope this issue can be remedied.
December 1, 2012
nice for an older kid, sure does beat the simple stickey foam crafts.
December 30, 2010
This product is so adorable. I like the finished look, however, the pins are a little hard on the finger tips. Some of them snapped trying to push them in and the end of the pins still had parts of the molded plastic still attached. Overall, I like the finished ornament.
November 3, 2010
Like reading a good book
These were really fun to put together. I just could not stop until I made them all!! When the project was complete I was very happy with the final product. I had plenty of sequins and pins to make more than the 12 ornaments. My only recommendation is that they come in a larger size.
January 12, 2010
Generally, we do not a problem with the crafts. This time though, we only received 2-3 blue sequins for each ornament instead of the 25-30 the kit was supposed to contain. I guess we only paid 2.99 for 12 ornaments.
January 3, 2010
This is a pretty ornament
I enjoyed making it - it was very simple (but time consuming) I would not recommend it for children because of the pins - but everyone who received really loved it!
December 19, 2009