For the last few weeks, Katie, Stephen and Helen have been busy making crafts to sell before the holiday season. Motivated by money to spend on Christmas, they have been learning all sorts of things about finances.
The girls have created partnerships with their friends Christine and Grace Kempter. Katie and Christine have been making holiday cards, using up craft supplies from both homes. Helen and Grace have been selling candle holders (assisted by my Dad and Gail) and homemade tree ornaments (spearheaded by Grace’s mom, Irene). Stephen, with the help of my Dad, has been making fish bonkers.
They are learning a lot. Stephen is learning that although bonkers sell slowly, at $8 the return is more significant per item (all his material is from leftovers around my Dad’s home and ours). The girls sell cards at a much faster rate, but each card at $2 must have the profits split between two of them. Grace and Helen discoverd that nobody wants to purchase the less expensive, smaller candle holders, so they are pricing them all the same. Today they will also be selling Swiss wafer cookies, which they worked on this week at Grace’s house.
I’m going to be selling tiffins (at a reduced price for the holidays-$20 per stainless steel lunchkit) and we will be trying to sell a few crafts we’ve made as a family over the last year. Unfortunately, Katie has come down with Helen’s throat infection and won’t be there, but Helen is feeling well enough to attend.
The Seniors Craft Fair is being held at the Seniors Centre today from 10-2pm. This is one of the largest craft fairs for Barriere, before Christsmas. See you there!