Monday, November 15, 2010

Review: Corps of Re-Discovery Fringe Pouch Kit

As part of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew my boys and I were given the opportunity to review a wonderful craft item from Corps of Re-Discovery. The fringe pouch kit is a complete craft kit that when completed is an article I can imagine a frontiersman carrying during the frontier days. Corps of ReDiscovery was started by a homeschooling family inspired by their journey along the Lewis & Clark trail. They offer complete craft kits for items found during the Frontier era of American history.  

About the product:
The fringe pouch kits includes pre-cut suede leather pieces, needle and thread. When completed the fringe pouch is a cute little drawstring bag that any child studying early American history would enjoy using. When complete the bag measures approximately 5.5" x 6" not including the fringe.

How we used the kit:
One cool and quiet day my boys and I decided to have some craft fun with our fringe pouch kit. Because there was only one item to complete and 2 boys, this project became a lesson in sharing and working together. What Mom doesn't love that! We read the directions that accompanied the kit together a few times to make sure we all understood how to properly put the pouch together (the directions were very clearly written). As the boys assembled the pouch they took turns in using the needle and sewing the pre-cut pieces together.  My boys (ages 9 & 6) have never sewed so this was a wonderful opportunity to teach them about stitching, needle work, and sewing safely. While they worked we discussed what types of things they thought frontiersman would put in their pouch during those early American days.

Completing the kit did not take long at all, less than a half hour. As a craft inept homeschool Mom I truly appreciated the fact that this kit was complete. I did not need to hunt around the house for anything. We simply opened the bag and dove in. Our fringe pouch now carries everything from toy cars to rock collections.

You can purchase the fringe pouch kit for $11.99. If you are currently studying or will be studying early American history in the near future I highly encourage you to check out the other high quality craft kits offered by Corps of Re-Discovery.

Be sure and check out the other reviews from TOS review crew members for this and other items offered by Corps of Re-Discovery!

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1 comment:

  1. What a lovely review. Glad your kids could work as a team on this and not turn it into a needle poking fest-LOL...



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