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    Default Craft Ideas for Group of Adults

    I am in charge of the craft portion of our next family girls' weekend. We have about a dozen women, ages range from 30s to 70s. Some are crafty, some are not crafty at all, and some eyes are starting to go - so it has to be simple enough for everyone. Not too simple though, I don't want everyone to be done too quickly.

    I would like to do something that is either somewhat useful, or could be used as a gift.

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    I had a lot of fun in a beginning beading class where we made earrings. You could do something with relatively inexpensive beads and cording (hemp, leather, fabric, elastic, etc) and have people make bracelets. Bigger beads than in earrings, typically, but with a good assortment, it will take people time to decide their patterns and colours. Add a mix of cording materials, and you'll have people taking projects home to finish at the end of the night.
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    Ooo... I like the beading idea. I was thinking some sort of like friendship bracelet thing (basically braided string).
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    Quote Originally Posted by madhen View Post
    I had a lot of fun in a beginning beading class where we made earrings. You could do something with relatively inexpensive beads and cording (hemp, leather, fabric, elastic, etc) and have people make bracelets. Bigger beads than in earrings, typically, but with a good assortment, it will take people time to decide their patterns and colours. Add a mix of cording materials, and you'll have people taking projects home to finish at the end of the night.
    We actually did this one already. I should have mentioned that. We've also done glasses filled with candy to look like a sundae, and glasses filled with different coloured sand that you put tea lights in.

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    How about a miniature Japanese zen garden? You'll just need some sand, polished rocks (various shapes, sizes, and colours), frames, and utensils to smooth or draw lines in the sand.
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    Oooo I like both of those ideas MadHen. I'd be thrilled to do either.

    I'm thinking salt or sugar scrubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollypurebred39 View Post

    I'm thinking salt or sugar scrubs.
    I was thinking bath salts but a lot of people don't like to sit in the tub - I never thought of scrubs, probably just as easy, but I bet a lot more people would actually use them.

    I think there were some recipes posted somewhere on the board.

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    They are SUPER easy. Here's a link to an economical recipe.

    how to: make homemade sugar scrub. | Petit Elefant

    I like them with almond oil and essential oils, but that's just me. You can use any oil really. Brown sugar & oil with pumpkin pie spice is kick butt. Pink grapefruit scrub- just sugar, oil, a half a drop of red dye to make it light pink, and scented grapefruit oil. Grapefruit and ginger mixed is the BOMB!

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