I am back from a lovely fall camping trip with my family and ready to get back into blogging! Here is the continuation of My Crafty Kids series.
One of the first things Princess learned how to do for her Princess Accessories business, after beading, was how to make clay jewelry. At craft sales Princess could often be found at Elaine’s Too Aquarius table. Elaine not only makes her own clay beads and jewelry, but she also teaches classes on how to work with clay. Unfortunately we live too far from the city to come in every week to take her classes, but she was kind enough to show Princess how to do things while we were at craft sales. She also spent quite a bit of time explaining things to me through emails.
My 8 year old is amazingly creative and started her own jewelry making business when she was only 5 years old. If you want to know more about how she started her Princess Accessories business, you can find my post about it here. If you are interested in knowing more about what her 4 and 6 year old siblings are doing with their businesses, you can find my posts about her brother’s Rock Treasures business and her sister’s crafts at the attached links. You won’t want to miss out on the rest of this series either, starting with my post on our first fall craft sale.
Today I want to tell you about how Princess started making headbands, and show you how to do what she has been doing.
In our homeschool we like to work with our children’s interests and do activities that teach the kids the importance of applying what they have learned in real life. One way we have done that is to help our children each start their own business. I started taking my oldest daughter to craft sales to sell the jewelry she made three years ago. Since then the other two have also begun their own businesses. Today I am going to start a series, showing you my children’s businesses and some of the crafts that my children have been making and selling.
Our Princess opened her first business when she was 5 years old! We had discovered that she loved beading and she was constantly making bead bracelets and necklaces. She gave them away as gifts at first, but her grandmas only needed so many bead bracelets! At that time I was selling Usborne Books and was going to a lot of craft and trade shows. I decided to let her bring some of her bead jewelry and sell it from a corner of my table. We made her a cute sign and even business cards.