Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kid's Craft Kits - Knotting, Sewing & Weaving!

Crafting is a great way to spend a creative family day at home, especially when the weather outside is keeping everyone indoors. Starting a new craft project is a nice break from electronic toys, computers, and television. Kid's will have fun crafting and creating!

We have new product arrivals in the Kid's Craft Kits section of the store. Craft activity kits from ALEX include materials, tools, and easy instructions for kids. Getting started crafting has never been easier!

Kid's Fleece Knot Kit

The Knot-A-Lot Kit is an easy fleece activity kit for kids to knot a scarf, hat, and bag. This fun knotting kit includes colorful fleece pieces, plenty of flowers & fringe, and a lacing tool. Step-by-step instructions for knotting each item are provided.

There's no cutting or sewing required to complete the knot-a-lot projects. The fleece pieces are pre-cut, pre-fringed, and ready for knotting!

The scarf is approx. 5 feet long and the bag is approx. 10 inches square. Recommended for children 6 years and above.

Kid's Sewing Kit

The Felt Sweets Sewing Activity Kit is a creative craft kit for kids to sew felt desserts, including decorated cakes, cookies, and candies. Kit includes felt shapes, pom poms, seed beads, embroidery floss, needles, doilies, and stuffing.

A full-color instruction book shows each step of the sewing assembly process. The felt shapes are pre-cut and punched with holes for easy sewing construction.

This is a great first sewing kit for kids to learn basic sewing and stuffing skills. Recommended for children 7 years and above.

Kid's Jewelry Kit

The Best Friends Bands Kit is a fun bracelet making kit for friends to do together. Kit includes 2 foam weaving looms, 10 colors of floss, seed beads, beading needle, and easy instructions.

There's enough materials to make 10 bracelets with beads. The color coded looms make it easy for to create different bracelet patterns. Recommended for children 8 years and above.

Craft kits are ideal for holiday gift giving. Visit the Kid's Craft Kits section to see our complete selection of creative craft kits for kids.

Fun Website - Kids Craft Weekly

I recently came across Kids Craft Weekly, a fun website full of ideas for crafting with young kids. Just click on the "i play at kids craft weekly" icon on the left and see what it's all about.

Once there, you can sign up for Amber's crafty newsletter full of creative ideas, fun activities, and craft projects for kids.

Learning new skills builds confidence! Kid's enjoy learning how to make things by hand and are proud to share their finished masterpieces. Explore a variety of craft kits for kids and adults at Weekend Kits and be ready for your next Weekend at Home!

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Creative Studio Art Kits for Beginner Artists

See our new selection of Creative Studio Art Kits in the Paint & Draw Art Kits section of the store! Faber-Castell's Creative Studio line features quality art materials and instruction for getting started in a variety of art mediums.

Faber-Castell is one of the world's leading manufacturers of quality art supplies, a brand name you can trust to deliver premium products at affordable prices. Perfect for aspiring artists!

Mixed Media Art & Collage for Beginners

The Getting Started Mixed Media & Collage Kit is an ideal starter kit for learning about mixed media art.

Mixed media collage combines interesting textures, papers, and stamping techniques to create unique & beautiful works of art.

This complete beginner art kit includes 2 ART GRIP aquarelle pencils, 1 PITT artist brush pen, 7 greyboard work surfaces, 20 sheets assorted design paper, white gesso, white craft glue, foam brush, lace, plastic mesh screen, sepia stamp pad, 2 rubber stamps, and pencil sharpener.

The 12 fully illustrated instruction cards teach the basics of layering, stamping, and watercolor pencil. You'll learn how to create interesting textures and make your own artist trading cards.

Use mixed media collage techniques to turn special mementos into beautiful keepsake art. This is a creative art gift to give anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of mixed media & collage techniques!

Beginner Manga Drawing Kit

The Getting Started Manga Drawing Kit is a Creative Studio beginner art kit from Faber-Castell.

Manga is an artistic style of drawing popular in Japanese comic books. You can learn how to draw manga characters and scenes with this complete beginner drawing kit.

Kit includes a manga sketchpad, manga stencil, manga mannekin, black PITT artist brush pen, grey PITT artist brush pen, superfine black PITT artist pen, Faber-Castell graphite HB pencil, pencil sharpener, and eraser.

The 28-page illustrated manga instruction booklet will teach you how to draw manga characters and backgrounds. This is the perfect gift for anyone interested in creating manga style art!

Visit the Paint & Draw Art Kits section for details on these getting started art kits and to see our complete selection of art kits for beginners!

Explore a variety of creative art kits at Weekend Kits and be ready to paint & draw on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Christmas Crafts - Paper Village & Spool Doll Kits

We have a new selection of Christmas Craft Kits in the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section of the store. Create a traditional Christmas Village with paper craft kits from Snowy Lane Crafts!

The Christmas Village Kit includes all the materials you need, including printed house templates, foam core bases, a sheet of frosted paper for the windows & doors, and more!

Each paper village kit also includes miniature trees, wreath, fence, ribbon, paper lace, glitter, snow, and glue! The only tool you'll need to have on hand is a pair of scissors.

A detailed instruction sheet will take you step-by-step through the assembly process. There are enough supplies to make three sturdy 4-inch cottages with accessories.

The Christmas Village with Church Kit make two 4-inch cottages and one 4-inch church. The foam core bases will give your paper cottages a firmly built structure. Your completed village will be sturdy enough to enjoy for many holiday seasons!

This is an ideal holiday craft kit for the whole family to participate in together. It's recommended for adults and children 8 years and up. Younger children can also get involved with adult supervision.

Create traditional wooden spool dolls with this Christmas folk art craft kit from Snowy Lane Crafts!

The Elf Spool Dolls Kit is a fun craft kit with enough materials to make three 4" wooden spool dolls and one easy-to-assemble foldout playhouse.

Kit includes wooden spools, beads, paper embellishments, accessories, glue, glitter, and detailed instructions.

Invite your friends over for a holiday craft party! Crafting is a creative way to share time with family & friends.

Visit the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section for details on these kits and to see our complete selection of Christmas craft kits.

Explore creative holiday kits at Weekend Kits and be ready to make a charming Christmas village on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Engagement & Wedding Scrapbook Kits

We have new Wedding Scrapbook Kits to share with you today. Sharing your engagement and wedding day memories is easy with complete album kits that include everything you need to get started. You can find them in the Scrapbook Kits section of the store!

Capture pre-wedding day events with the Bride to Be Engagement Scrapbook Kit from K&Company. This fun scrapbook kit includes a pink polka dot album, coordinated papers, and embellishments. The 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" post bound album includes 10 top-loading page protectors and a photo window frame on the cover.

This is the perfect scrapbook kit for sharing all of those fun engagement photos with best friends, family, and fiance. Celebrate special events, like the day you went shopping for your wedding dress, your wedding shower, the rehearsal dinner, and more!

The Classic Wedding Scrapbook Kit from K&Company is perfect for sharing photos from your wedding day. This wedding scrapbook kit includes a 12" x 12" post bound album and 10 top-loading page protectors. All papers are acid-free and photo safe.

The embossed album cover uses traditional white & ivory tones with a silver foil scroll design and includes a photo window frame.

Kit includes 10 designer papers, 10 grand adhesion stickers, 24 die-cut stickers, 1 sheet of rub-ons, 18 clearly yours stickers, 15 assorted gems, and 2 types of ribbons!

The I Do Wedding Mini Book Kit from Making Memories includes a 5" x 7" spiral bound mini scrapbook, 10 card stock pages, 12 designer papers, an assortment of stickers, and rub-ons.

Mini albums are a convenient way to share wedding day photos with family & friends while on the go. It's easy to take along a mini scrapbook album! Mini scrapbooks are also a thoughtful gift to give the bride or bride's family.

You'll need scrapbooking adhesives to adhere photos, papers, and other embellishments to your scrapbook pages. Scotch Photo Splits are double-sided and photo safe. Scotch Scrapbooking Tape also works well. You'll find a variety of adhesives available in scrapbook stores. Tape runners and adhesive dots are also popular options. Try a few different types to find the one you prefer. Just remember to always choose a scrapbooking adhesive or tape that is labeled as photo safe.

Visit the Scrapbook Kits section to see our complete selection of scrapbook kits! Scrapbook album kits are ideal for beginners just getting started in scrapbooking. They're also a convenient option for experienced crafters. Everything is perfectly coordinated to match in both style and color. All you need are a few supplies and you're ready to start scrapbooking.

Scrapbook kits make it easy to capture memorable occasions in beautiful keepsake albums. Visit Weekend Kits today and be ready to create your wedding day scrapbook album on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Crystal & Glass Pearl Jewelry Making Kits!

See our new selection of jewelry making kits in the Jewelry Kits section of the store! We have new product arrivals to share with you, including 3 new Crystazzi crystal & glass pearl jewelry kits from Cousin and a jewelry making starter kit from Darice.

Crystazzi Jewelry Kits

The Amber Glow Crystazzi Jewelry Kit includes a coordinated collection of lead crystal beads and glass pearls in beautiful amber tones. Each Crystazzi kit also includes a generous assortment of glass accent beads, metal jewelry findings, beading wire, and a project booklet.

Crystazzi jewelry making kits include all the supplies you need to make 2 necklaces, 2 bracelets, and 2 sets of earrings!

The 8-page project books gives step-by-step instructions for making each unique jewelry piece. A review of basic jewelry techniques is also included.

The Rose Light Crystazzi Jewelry Kit is a lovely collection of crystal and glass pearls in light rose tones. The instruction booklet provides instructions for 6 unique projects, including a large link necklace, double strand necklace, pearl toggle bracelet, double strand toggle bracelet, link earrings, and cluster earrings.

There's also a Silver Mist Crystazzi Jewelry Kit featuring an elegant assortment of silver toned bicone crystals, glass pearls, metal beads, seed beads, silver findings, and beading wire.

You'll need a set of basic jewelry making tools to complete the projects in the Crystazzi kits. The 3 basic jewelry tools required include wire cutters, round nose pliers, and flat nose pliers. You could alternatively use an appropriate 3-in-1 tool, which combines the functionality of the 3 basic tools into 1 convenient tool.

Beginner Jewelry Kit

The Jewelry Making Starter Kit is a complete jewelry making kit for beginners from Darice. This kit includes everything you need to get started designing your own jewelry at home!

Kit includes a 3-in-1 jewelry tool, bead design board, fashion beads, spacer beads, findings, beading cord, illustrated instruction booklet and more. There are 151 assorted fashion beads in 4 colors and 106 metallic-look spacer beads.

The 30-page instruction book contains jewelry making tips & ideas for designing your own unique jewelry pieces. This is an ideal jewelry starter kit for beginner beading crafters.

Visit the Jewelry Kits section to see our complete selection of jewelry making kits.

Getting started in jewelry making is easy with kits that include coordinated beads, findings, and instructions. Stop by Weekend Kits today and be ready to make jewelry on your next Weekend at Home!

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