Craft Ideas For Fundraisers
by Betty Bose
If your church or organization is contemplating a fund raising event give some careful thought to the projects you might want to take on as a group. For the young kids you might want to set up a table where they can create a specific craft like the Paper Plate Smiley Face or Paper Plate Mood Faces under the supervision of an adult or teen while the parents shop for crafts to purchase.
Teenagers or experienced tween crafters might be able to contribute items that are not too expensive or overly complex. Remember you don’t want the items for sale to cost more than the materials purchased to make them.
With that in mind, we’ve looked through our various crafts and have come up with a few suggestions:
Support Your School or Organization: Home Coming Mums are really popular in the southwest and can become quite a showpiece. We have the directions to show you How To Make A Home Coming Mum that can be made with a silk or real flower and someone who knows how to braid, and what young person doesn’t in this day and age. The colors can coordinate with the colors of your school or organization and are great for showing support.
Wreaths: This Clothespin Wreath can be adapted to fit the season of the year like Christmas or the summertime just by changing out the materials used on the clothespins and ribbon. There is also a version of this wreath for Advent.
Angels: And of course angels are always a popular item. Our church gathered a bunch of volunteers to make these popular Christmas Angels for our fundraiser. It was a big success and everyone had a great time making them.
These are just a few ideas to get you thinking. Search the site for even more ideas. I’m sure you will find something that fits your needs.
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