This led to ordering card blanks and thinking about ideas to illustrate. When a person from the centre contacted me to inform me about being allowed to take part on the event, I was informed that the card idea may compete with the production of cards as a children's activity at the event. I had the idea of creating cards with snowmen on them and actually had a few practice versions completed. The blank cards were set aside for a future event and the snowman idea had to be developed off of the card and onto something different.
I wanted to have something that children could create as well, but at the same time being able to sell a product. One that had something to do with snowmen. I came up with the snowman kit. The children could create the face of a snowman with chestnuts and pieces of sticks on a blank drawing of a snowman head and then store them in bag for use when it snows!
It was a great creative kick! I didn't make a lot of sales but it was fun painting the 19 Snowman Bags and participating at the market. With a bit of thought and early planning, I think it may be worth trying again next year at a weekend long arts and crafts Christmas market in an art's centre in Leipzig.