Post by Main Admin Account on Apr 29, 2006 18:06:23 GMT -5
Kaya’s Craft Kit $20 WSAB Grade: B ****
I wasn't all sure I would like this set. I wasn't sure if it was a kit for girls to make something and then toss the left overs or if it really was going to be something cool. Now after opening it, I can say it is pretty cool. the set contains all you need to make a necklace, and a bag to hang off her saddle. It comes with some pretty clear looking directions for girls to make the items. After my daughter has had a chance to look it over, and work on it, I will give you a 9 year olds perspective.
I think it is a shame that they didn't provide a real shell and real dentalium shells for girls to work with. I can understand not having the quils for girls to use. I guess it can spark an interest for girls to get and make items with the real thing. I think it would have been nice for them to have provided paints for the girls to paint it themselves.
I like that even after you have items for girls to still use for play. I rate this a B.
When Purchased: I purchased this set directly from AG in 2008
Description: You get many pieces with the craft kit including; leather, fringe, awl, needles, sinew, cord, beads, and a shell. Everything is made from either leather or wood. The beads are real beads. The shell, however, is plastic. I think it would have been much nicer if AG had included a real shell instead.
Durability: This set seems very durable, especially with the plastic shell.
Playability: I like that even after a child gets done making the saddle bag and necklace, there are still pieces left to use with Kaya. This set will look nice with Kaya displayed making her craft.
Value for the money: I feel you get many nice pieces with the set. I was hessitant at first to order this, but like that is stores very compact and has many useful pieces made from wood and leather.
Post by American Girl Rescue on Mar 10, 2008 12:42:54 GMT -5
Kaya’s Craft Kit Item# WSAB $20
"Using this kit, Kaya makes things during the winter that she’ll use and wear all year long. It features:
* A real leather bag * Supplies that Kaya can use to make a painted saddle bag and a necklace, including a piece of real leather and leather fringe, an awl, two wooden needles and pretend sinew, real leather cord, and beads in a plastic shell"
We got this kit this month while it was on sale for $12. Definitely worth that price. We had fun putting it together and just wanted to share the finished products. Grade B+
Finished bag and necklace from Craft Kit
Left-over Craft Kit items after making bag and necklace
My turn to sound a warning bell... Just now I was Calling carding around with the saddle bag, following a hand-washing. My fingers were only skightly damp, and the paint began sloughing off. X(. So never handle it unless your hands are THOROUGHLY dry.