My 12 year old son (pictured in the featured image) has worked for months to make a variety of hand made items to sell for charity, as part of a school project, which he has expanded (he just had to make 1 item for school, and he has made so much more!). All of the sales money will go directly to the charities, since the materials to make these projects have been donated by me and my mother. His chosen charities are Heifer International (click on the name to go to their site) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Rheumatology.
The main items are hats that have been hand knit on a loom. They are made from regular (photos 1-4) or velvet-like (photos 5-6) yarn. They fit toddlers to small adults. Smaller hats can be requested – he has a couple for babies. He also has 1 very soft scarf to sell (shown worn by him in the featured image), made from blanket yarn. All items should be washed by hand and laid flat to dry.
My dear son has also enjoyed a form of painting called hydrodipping, which involves putting paint on water, swirling it to make a design, and dipping objects in to coat them. He made wooden coasters this way, and I coated them in resin to seal them for use with beverages and make them washable (by hand).
Suggested donation: $7 per coater, $20 per hat or scarf. All items can be dropped off at your home in West Los Angeles, picked up in West LA, or be mailed (for additional fee, otherwise it would have to come out of the charity $).
Thank you for taking the time to read this and helping my son become a mensch!