Being the mom/stepmom of three boys, the thought of hosting twelve boys (ages 7-11), at the Evanston store terrified me! How would we keep these boys engaged in the crafts we wanted them to test? (Especially since we planned to sugar them up with donuts during the hour they were with us!) As it turns out, the boys LOVED to craft!
Quiet and hard working, they started by testing our Ninja Kit concept. (Due in stores this Fall thanks to the overwhelming response from the boys!) This interactive kit creates puppet-like ninjas with jointed arms and legs for action-packed battles!
They then switched to building our Space Creatures Kit, and had a great time making the aliens and other-worldly pets uniquely their own.
About an hour and a half into testing and the rowdiness was full on! The sugar-boosted creativity paired Space Creature googly eyes with our Photo Props Kit (due for release in September) prototypes. The fun continued until parents arrived.
Even at the height of silliness, these boys were nothing but pure pleasure. And thanks to their expertise, two new Paper Source kits will hit the shelves in mid-September. Boy tested but, no doubt, equally fun for girls too!
Thanks to the crew, and their parents, for taking a rainy morning to show us how to Do Something Creative Every Day.