Creative Girls Club

@sunnypub (2130)
United States
January 23, 2009 10:19pm CST
I just got this thing in the mail yesterday for a trail membership to Creative Girls Club. It states that it is just for girls 7 to 12 years old. The gist is that every 6 weeks they send a kit with 2 unique craft projects for $7.99 plus processing and shipping. My daughter absolutely loves crafts. She is definitely into arts and very creative. I usually go to Michaels and spend about $30 stocking up on craft items to keep at home so when she feels like being creative she has stuff to go crazy with. SO I am wondering if anyone has ever heard of this club or have been a member. My daughter, of course wants me to sign her up for it, but I want to make sure it is worth the money. First I don't know how much the processing and shipping is. Second I want to make sure the crafts are worth it. I mean I don't want to $7.99 plus if I could go to Michaels and get virtually the same stuff for less. On the surface this club sounds great. I mean the talk about how they scour around for the best most unique crafts and they send everything needed expect scissors and glue. Sounds like a winner to me, if it doesn't send foam kits or stuff like that. So please share your thoughts if you have any. Thanks.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I was able to find their website for you..it has like a photo slideshow of some of their projects, and one page lists the kits you can buy from them....so maybe you should look at the site first as it might give you a better idea what they offer. Somehow I think you would do better just stocking up on craft supplies at Michaels though http://www.creativegirlsclub.com/
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• Canada
24 Jan 09
I agree with pye. Just scroll for ideas.
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@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Oopps. I forgot to mention that I had looked at the website. However, I did completely miss the link for the slideshow. Thanks for pointing that out for me. I just looked at the listings but the pictures were too small for me to really tell what they were. After watching the slide show I do think I agree with you and believe that I could get the same stuff at Michaels. I would still love it if there was anyone who has does this to pipe in with their comments. I mean my daughter is thrilled at the prospect of getting a package in the mail for her and I am not against paying for that thrill, if the projects are enough to actually challenge her.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Is there an option to cancel "membership" after awhile. I mean maybe you could try it for awhile and if you or your daughter don't care for it simply cancel the remainder of the membership
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• Canada
24 Jan 09
just get the e-newsletter, don't bother with the crafts and stuff. Sometimes they are cool and sometimes they are kinda lame and you don't want to watse your money. I don't know how much the shipping would be, but I bet it would be more than the darned crafts in the first place. Was the newletter for ideas and stuff, but I would get the supplies myself. Try the Dollarama stores thogh, cuz Michaels is WAYYY more expensive for the stuff. Walmart and Zellers sometimes have a good selection, and Lens Mills Stores, or Fabricland. All less than Michaels, for the most part.
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@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
24 Jan 09
THanks for the reply. Michael's is my daughter's favorite store. We usually go in and stock up on the clearance items and the stuff in the dollar bins. They are usually simple but my daughter does have fun with them. Plus we can stock up on supplies from the clearance section. We have at times gone to the dollar stores as well. I have never heard of Zellers, Lens Miller or Fabricland. I don't really like what Walmart has to offer.
• Canada
31 Jan 09
Well, I am Canadian, so if you have not heard of those stores, that is probably because you are not. lol
• United States
26 Jan 09
This sounds like an interesting idea. I would expect you could get a list of craft ideas from any craft supply store.. like "Michaels" where I live. This is similar, I think, to how the hardware stores have building craft projects for kids. Like birdhouses and wooden cars.
• United States
25 Jan 09
I've never heard of this group but from the link the other poster put about it I think you could do better on your own. Maybe look on there for ideas but that's about it, as it doesn't look like no $9.99 worth in materials for any of the projects that I saw. Also you could look into FamilyFun they have a great magazine & web site with lots of great craft ideas & most of them use everyday objects around the house.