Monday, March 3, 2014

Crafty Kids & Stamp With Linz- Summer Club 2014

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The Story Behind my Summer Classes:

With Spring Break approaching, summer is not far off.  Last summer I decided that most summer camps were just too expensive, but I didn't want my girls to spend the whole summer without any adventures! As a family we decided to create our own summer craft classes.  I sent out a few e-mails and posted on 2 local Facebook pages to see if there was any interest in a craft class for girls.  I wanted to cost to remain low and I wanted it to be fun for my family.  Initially I got a good response, so I put my plan in motion.  The truth is-- it is/was a lot of work for me.  I spent countless hours working on the classes and prepping the supplies. BUT! My main goal was to create some fun opportunities for my little girls and a few friends. Needless to say, crafters came in droves.  Every class filled.  Several classes had waiting lists. It was amazing. Most importantly, though, I got to spend the summer with loads of awesome little girls.  My girls enjoyed being with their friends, making new friends, and creating crafty things- so when it came to deciding if we would do it again, there was no hesitation.  Let's get this ball rolling!
Registration begins on March 15th for new club members!

To sign-up for Camp:
To save your spot, I will need your $10 dues and your form.  The link to the form is here. You can print it and write it in or e-mail me for the fill-in version that you can e-mail back to me. Checks should be made to Lindsey Blackhurst.  Cash is also accepted or my PayPal e-mail is: 
Payment in full is expected 2 weeks before class starts or your space will be filled.  The due money is non-refundable but does go toward your class fees.  If you are unable to make the class, cancellations must be made before the 2-week mark or you will be expected to pay the full fee or fill the spot if I do not have a waiting list.

What does my fee pay for?
Camp includes all of the supplies with some exceptions which I mentioned in the class descriptions.  Each camper will receive a bag, 1 adhesive (refill or full cartridge depending on need), and the treats included each week.  Each camper will also get to go to my treasure box once during the week.  Art projects will come home with the camper each day. Extra adhesive will be $2/refill.  Most likely they won't need this unless they go glue crazy.

Extra info:
Campers are encouraged to bring their own bottle of water (please something with a lip to avoid spills) and are encouraged to potty before class so they don't miss out on instruction.  It is strongly encouraged that campers arrive on time and are picked up on time.  They will be rewarded for coming on-time by being able to select their supplies early.

Class descriptions:

It's All About ME
June 16th-20th, 10:00-11:30am (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
June 16th-20th, 1:30-3:00pm (3rd & up)
Fee: $50

This camp will focus on making things for our little camper to keep for herself. Here is our general schedule, which is subject to change depending on availability of supplies.
Monday: Introduction game, basic crafting skills, making a notebook & matching pen
Tuesday: Wearable Art- t-shirt, necklace, bracelet, & hair clip
***Please bring a white t-shirt to decorate on Tuesday.***
Wednesday: Mini-scrapbook
***Campers will need to bring 10 pictures of a singular theme AND they are welcome to bring stickers from home to help them decorate. Stickers really make it special***
Thursday: Techniques & Card-making- this day will be messy but soooo fun!  Please have your camper come dressed for a mess. Campers will do reverse embossing, the shaving cream technique, and more.
Friday: Name Art and we will close with a small party with games and a treat.

Party Central
July 14th-18th, 10:00-11:30am (3rd and up)
July 14th-18th, 1:30-3:00pm (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Fee: $50

This class will focus of learning the skills of party planning.  Here is our general schedule, which is subject to change depending on availability of supplies. Party games will be played throughout the week.
Monday: Introduction game, basic crafting skills, making invitations and thank-you cards
Tuesday: Decorations for the party- a banner and hanging flowers
***Campers are welcome to bring stickers from home to help them decorate their banner***
Wednesday: Party Favors!
Thursday: Decorating a jar, prepping party games
Friday: Cupcake decorating (and eating) as we finish the week with a little party of our own.
***On Thursday each class member will bring home their decorated jar.  On Friday they need to return with their jar filled with a little gift.  Nothing over $5 please- simple, homemade, fun, and inexpensive is your goal.***

Sticky Fingers Class
August 4th-8th, 10:00-11:30am (Pre-K, Kinder, 1st)
Fee: $50

A specialized class just for little folks.  Each day has a book-theme. We will start each day by reading the book, then have a coordinating snack.  The remainder of the time will be spent playing games and making crafts that go along with our theme for the day.

Monday: Cowgirl day! Book: Every Cowgirl Needs Dancing Boots" by Rebecca Janni & Ree Drummon's "Charlue the Ranch Dog".

Tuesday: Monster Madness! Book: "Leonardo the Terrible Monster" by Mo Willems & "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

Wednesday: Zoo day! Book: "A Sick Day for Amos McGee" by Phillip C. Stead

Thursday: Celebrating Laura Joffe Numeroff with "If you Give A Mouse a Cookie" and several other favorites.

Friday: Bugs! Book: "Fancy Nancy Bonjour, Butterfly", and Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

Adventure Class- for Boys
August 4-8th, 1:30-3:00pm (School-aged)
Fee: $50

By request, I have made a class designed for boys.  I have consulted several Moms of boys and I think I am on-target for a fun-filled week.  If for some reason I do not have enough boys signed-up, then I will open the class to girls because these themes would be fun for anyone. Each class will include a small snack that matches the theme.  Some days the snack will be one of the projects that they make.  Campers will allergies will be encouraged to bring a snack from home.  All snack information will be sent ahead of time.
Monday: Dinosaur Day
Tuesday: Mad Scientist & Monster Day
Wednesday: All about Animals
Thursday: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles ***Campers will need to bring a car from home for an art project.  This car will get messy, but we will send it through the mini car-wash after the craft.***
Friday: Bugs & a party to end the week

I wanted to do classes where we could get a lot in one day, so I'm introducing 2 Saturday classes. *Space will be limited.*

Disney Day, Saturday Only
June 28th, 9am-12pm (all ages, boys and girls)
Fee: $25

Disney fan?  For this camp all the crafts, games, and snack will be designed around our favorite characters. The day includes making Tinkerbell's wand, a Minnie/Mickie cupcake, games, and loads more!

Hang it up! Room Art, Saturday Only
July 26th, 9am-12pm (school-aged, boys and girls)
Fee: $25

There are so many great projects that I've pinned on Pinterest that I would love to do with a group of kids, but they wouldn't work for class.  I'm excited to introduce this class, Hang it Up! where we will be designing some wall art.  Depending on the speed of the crafts, this will probably be a 2-project class, with a game to break-up the concentration a bit.  Bound to be loads of fun. 


Crafty Kids & Stamp With Linz 
Instructor: Lindsey Blackhurst, Paper Artist
Location: 1410 Steppinstone Way/Spring
Phone: 254-424-5670 text/call
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My welcome committee for our first class last year, the Blackhurst girls.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Holiday class 3rd grade & up

Sorry for the weird zombie eyes! :)
The class was tons of fun- thanks y'all!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Halloween & Christmas/Holiday Weekend Camps

No Kinder & 1st Class, we are combining them with the Saturday evening class.
Class time will be 6:30-8pm.


Tweens/Teens (3rd & up): 5 left
K, 1st, 2nd: 1 spot


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Week 2- Party time!

Such a fun group of girls & a great week!  Happy un-birthday everyone! :)

Cupcake boxes decorated by 2 talented campers- darling, aren't they?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday is a Banner Day!

I love letting the girls use their creativity and come up with their own designs.  Today each girl designed their own banner (for their room).  I loved seeing how each one was unique.  As you can see, they are quite proud of their work.  Aren't they adorable?