market day! a day for our entrepreneurial 3rd graders to pimp their goods and services after their unit of study on commerce. my son started off wanting to bake cookies, then sell his personal drawings. then he switched to hand decorated pencils. clearly, he was all over the place.
so after a discussion on identifying his target consumer, competition, and access to materials, he decided to make upcycled jewelry that would appeal to both the boys and the girls.
i suggested making tshirt yarn as we had a pile of shirts that the kids have outgrown and were too stained to donate.
he watched this helpful video:
rotary fabric cutter
sewing machine (optional)
my daughter taught him how to braid and although it was tough for him at first, he became a braiding machine after a few tries.
after an afternoon of family crafting, like our own little factory, we helped him make a bunch of necklaces and bracelets. i did find that sewing the ends together with a piece of scrap fabric wrapped around the ends ensured a more secure connection.