Monthly Archives: September 2016

Kids’ Paper Craft Classes Galore

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September if a full month for my kids’ paper Craft Classes including making books about summer fun and a flag book. I’ve been teaching these classes for a couple of years at various locations along the Central California Coast. I started holding these classes as a way of marketing my picture books and collecting a mailing list, but they have turned out to be fun and a way of interacting with kids and their parents.  I now do several classes a month, usually an hour long.

 

bookmarks

Book Markes are also an option for younger children.

 

Sometimes I have only a couple of kids and sometimes a class of 20. I prefer smaller sessions with four or five children as these give me more time to help individuals. Because some cutting, coloring, drawing and folding is involved, children under six need the help of an adult. Normally I also ask the parents if they would like to make a book as well. I bring all the supplies necessary for the project and cut the paper, etc. before the sessions.

I started holding these classes as a way of marketing my picture books and collecting a mailing list, but they have turned out to be fun and a way of interacting with kids and their parents.  I now do several classes a month, usually an hour long. Sometimes I have only a couple of kids and sometimes a class of 20. I prefer smaller sessions with four or five children as these give me more time to help individuals. Because some cutting, coloring, drawing and folding is involved, children under six need the help of an adult. Normally I also ask the parents if they would like to make the project as well. I bring all the supplies necessary for the project and cut the paper, etc. before the sessions.

Usually, these classes are an hour long. Sometimes I have only a couple of kids and sometimes a class of 20. I prefer smaller sessions with four or five children as these give me more time to help individuals. Because some cutting, coloring, drawing and folding is involved, children under six need the help of an adult. Normally I also ask the parents if they would like to make a book as well.

I bring all the supplies necessary for the project and cut the paper, etc. before the sessions.   I try to provide a variety of colored papers, punched out shapes, pens, stencils, and other supplies to excite their imagination and creativity. The internet is full of projects especially Pinterest but because I am a handmade book artist, I have done many of these forms before.

You might try this marketing technique and see if it works for you.