Confessions of Re-creater: Critter Caps Kids Love!

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No Non-cents Nanna is enjoying re-creating baseball caps into dinosaurs and other Critter Caps of the fun kind.

Heart Felt Play Store dinosuar caps and more critter caps are taking over my work roon. YIKES!
Heart Felt Play Store dinosuar caps and more critter caps are taking over my work roon. YIKES!

 

Please note: all No Non-cents Nanna blog posts are in process of being eidited due to closing of Heart Felt Play Son line.

I admit:

  • I was nervous about hot gluing the felt triangles and googly eyes onto the centers of the baseball caps. *Even nimble fingers can get burned. OUCH! The snaggle teeth were a piece of cake, though.
  • I was inspired with the courage to hot glue by a number of Pins on PInterest, but I did my own thing as far as design.
  • Yes, you can DIY yourself for much cheaper than I will charge at local Colorado Springs events and on my Heart Felt Play Store on Shopify, **but do you have the time? 
Heart Felt Play Store Dinosaur Critter Cap at only $3.99 each plus shipping and tax has adjustable strap in back for one-size-fits-all.
Heart Felt Play Store Dinosaur Critter Cap at only $3.99 each plus shipping and tax has adjustable strap in back for one-size-fits-all.

*If you are thinking about kids making this as a craft: I will discourage use of the hot glue gun. In years past I have gotten a few nasty burns with hot glue by dumb accident. Choose another media like paper or foam that regular glue can be used.

 

SHARK! Not to worry! It's a Critter Cap from Heart Felt Play Store at nly $3.99 each plus any taxes and shipping. More colors availabe soon.
SHARK! Not to worry! It’s a Critter Cap from Heart Felt Play Store at only $3.99 each plus any taxes and shipping. More colors available soon.

** I would love to specially re-create Critter Caps for your childen than you can purchase via my Heart Felt Play Store at only $3.99 each. But I confess,  that I am one of those folks who like to make many of my own things, too-’cause I can do it cheaper. So if you are thinking aobut making similar critter caps for a party of 10 guests I sahre a few thoughts with you below.

 

  1.  Make each one with variables so guest can distinguish theirs from each other hat. ( Each of my hand crafted items has some variances making each unique.)
  2. Alllow 30 minutes to re-create each cap. Yes, 30 minutes each! ( Save time by using an assembly line process.) Think about getting paid minimum wage salary. Personally, I charge from $6.00 to $15.00 per hour.
  3. Yes, you can buy a plain cap from one of my favorite cheap-o store, Dollar Tree. But there is a hitch. They only get the colors and sizes of products like base ball caps and T-shirts that the company sends them. Don’t expect to run into Dollar Tree last minute to buy 6 green caps and T-shirts.***

 

*** This may explain why Heart Felt Play Store only has 4 Green Dinosaur Critter Caps and one lavender SHARK! Critter Cap.

  • Since I am in the confession booth today, I admit I had been buying remnents for at Hancocks for $3 a yard. That really kept my prices more afforable for my customers. Unfortunately, Hancocks is going out of business. Take note: this will change prices for all crafters that will be passed on to customers.

Why do I only have a few small green Peter Pan type shirts made? ( Woodland shirts sch as “Peter Pan” will be published  on Heart Felt Play Store, once again.)

  • I am having a hard time getting the Dollar Store T-shirts in green. I really don’t want to on-line order T-shirts for $5 plus shipping for a child’s dress up/ costume. I want to keep prices afforadable for things we parents/grand parents know tha the kids will spill grape juice on or the dog will chew. You know what I mean?

Check out the butterfly puppets made from polka dot socks.

Lady bugs of a different color socks re-created by No Non-cents Nanna for Heart Felt Play Store
Lady bugs of a different color socks re-created by No Non-cents Nanna for Heart Felt Play Store

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