I was recently offered a chance to review FunMats, which I think is a great and simple idea. Basically it is a fund-raising art project where your child draws a picture and this is used to create a choice of gifts. There is a wide range of gifts to choose from, coasters, place mats, shopping bags and glass chopping boards. You gain a unique item which you can keep for yourself to treasure or give to doting grandparents. If you are anything like me you will have lots of your drawings done by your child all over your fridge or stuffed into plastic bags to keep for years to come, this is a great way to keep them forever.
As well as being a great gift, FunMats are a great way to raise money for your school. Schools are always on the look out for new fund-raising ideas but finding one that parents like can be really hard work. With Christmas coming this is a good way to raise funds and create unique gifts at the same time. Your school’s PTA may well be interested in this idea. The art project can easily be slotted into the school curriculum avoiding disruption to the school day.
The way it works is simple, the children create a drawing and the parents get an option to order one or more items featuring this drawing. No minimum order is needed and there is no obligation to buy. The parents then send in the money for the order and the order is sent to the company. Every sale makes a profit for the school, it works like this: The one ordered makes £1.25 for the school. Obviously the amount raised overall will depend on how many children are in the school and how many participate. The best time to run the project is in September or October to enable products to be ordered for Christmas.
For more information go to www.funmats.co.uk.
Now I said I was offered one of these products to review but unfortunately I never got a chance. First my son was ill and then he decided he couldn’t draw and wasn’t going to try. This is a shame as I would really have loved one of these products to have and keep. My loss is your gain however, as the company very kindly said that they would offer the chance for one of my readers to have one of their children’s drawings made into one of these products. I must admit I am jealous as I had my eyes on the glass chopping board for the kitchen.
So how do you enter? Just comment on my blog saying which of the products from www.funmats.co.uk. you would like to turn your child’s drawing into and what they would draw. For an extra entry you can comment on another post on my blog and come back and make another comment and let me know where you commented.
Competition is now closed