IPS: T T C U C ard s e v i P R OD t a C re ! These instructions provide basic guidelines and suggestions for making products using the materials contained within one of Club Kidpreneur’s five Business in a Backpacks. The Backpack materials and these tips provide a helpful starting point and kidpreneurs are encouraged to expand upon these using their own imagination. Entrepreneurship is all about being CREATIVE RESOURCEFUL & INNOVATIVE Entrepreneurs always look for new ways of doing things, creating their own unique and original products and/or find new and improved ways of making an existing item. Kidpreneurs can: • Dream up inventive new ways of using the raw materials to make a completely different product to what is suggested. • Add some more materials from around home or from a shop • Try adding the materials to some old throw away items to ‘upcycle’ or recycle them as an exciting new product to sell Copyright Club Kidpreneur Foundation 2014! BASIC CARD MAKING GUIDELINES: There are many different types of cards you could make. Think about the time of year that you are holding your market. Are there any special days coming up, e.g. Father’s Day? Here are some suggestions for types of cards: o Birthday o Mum o Father’s Day o Dad o Thank You o Sister o Get Well Soon o Brother o I’m Sorry! o Friend o Congratulations! o Anniversary o Merry Christmas o Grandma REMEMBER A card doesn’t have to be for a special occasion, it could have no words on it at all. Blank cards are easier to sell because more people can buy them. Or you could put a word or phrase on a card that can be used at any time of year E.g. LOVE or FAMILY or FRIENDS. Think of some creative phrases you could write on a card instead !! ! Copyright Club Kidpreneur Foundation 2014! CREATIVE IDEAS Decorate an envelope to match its card –try to come up with a theme. • ! You can cut a hole for the customer to insert their own photo. Make sure you find a way for them to secure the photo in place. • ! • You could even put an embellishment inside the card which matches the design on the front. You don’t have to put any words inside. • You could try ripping some shapes out of paper to stick on. Ripped paper can give the card a nice homemade look. Copyright Club Kidpreneur Foundation 2014! ! • Try to use materials with interesting textures. You can use scrap materials of items from around home or school and ‘upcycle’ them by sticking them on cards. • You could use your materials to make a completely different product. What about gift tags, party invitations or door hangers? What else could these materials be used for? ! • Your card does not have to be square. What other shapes could you make it? Copyright Club Kidpreneur Foundation 2014! PRACTICAL TIPS: • The more general you theme your cards e.g. blank cards, the more likely you are to be able to sell them. Try to make them suitable for lots of different occasions. • You can use a glue stick or double-sided tape to stick embellishments onto your card. Make sure you can’t see any glue or tape for a professional look. • A 3D looking card can often look more exciting. You can use thick foam mounting tape to help give your card a 3D look or use 3d embellishments e.g. pegs, beads etc. But remember, the card still has to fit in the envelope. ! • Decide whether you want handwriting on your card or not. No handwriting looks more professional, but neat handwriting can give it a nice homemade look. • You could print letters on your computer or cut letters out of paper, cardboard or a magazine if you want a high quality card with words on it. Your could even sew letters into fabric or cardboard. Copyright Club Kidpreneur Foundation 2014! USEFUL LINKS Here’s a great website with ideas for making different types of cards. There are also some ideas for other types of products which could be made using the same materials. http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/make-your-owncards Here’s how to make a pop-out card: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Pop-Up-Card Here’s how to make a ‘Super Dad’ fold out Father’s Day card: http://www.creativepopupcards.com/blog/fathers-daybirthday-superman-super-dad-pop-up-card-tutorialtemplate.php Make a ‘shirt & tie’ card. Great for Father’s Day or male birthdays. http://modishspace.com/2013/handmade-greetingcard-for-a-man-diy-step-by-step-how-to.html Copyright Club Kidpreneur Foundation 2014! SUGGESTED PRODUCTION LINE FOR FLOWER LOOMS (Ready-Set-Go module 7) Step 1: Cut all shapes for embellishment out of coloured paper Step 2: Cut and stick pieces of double-sided tape to all embellishment shapes (don’t remove the backing tape yet) Step 3: Stick all paper embellishments onto cards Step 4: Package all cards in transparent bags Step 5: Draw business logo on blank sticker label and seal bag closed (optional) MERCHANDISING & DISPLAYING PRODUCTS AT MARKET DAY (Ready-Set-Go module 11) • Think about where your market day is. Is it outside? If so, how will you make sure your cards don’t blow away. • You could find a nice looking stand to display them on. • You could construct a clothesline with wooden pegs to attach your cards to. • You could keep a selection of all your cards in a photo album for customers to flick through to choose one. You then pull out the same type of card from a storage box under your stall table. • Will you keep your cards inside or outside the envelope? How will you keep the envelopes and cards together? • You could put your cards in the plastic packaging provided in the Business in a Backpack. This will protect them from getting wet or damaged. Label stickers can then be stuck to the bag. ! Copyright Club Kidpreneur Foundation 2014!
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