What can be better than a day off of school? How about a day off of school and a Creative Kid?!
BUT before I get to this awesome kid, I want to tell you about a neat kind of book it’s called “Love Middle Grade Actually.” What makes the book cool is that it has samples of 14 different middle grade books by different authors (some of them I reviewed their books SW Lothian, Julie Anne Grasso and Paul Hewlett) and you can get it for FREE from Feb 7 to the 14th (click HERE). Then you can decide which book you may want to read the rest of! PLUS if you download the free sampler you get a chance to win prizes like a Kindle Fire!
AND NOW -
Time for another Creative Kid! Today I want to tell you about Harry Myers, creator and owner of Harry’s Duct Tape designs! He is a kid who made his own business! I first read about Harry in the Upper Bucks Free Press (the newspaper I write for).
Thank you for agreeing to answer my questions. First I want to tell you how cool I think your business is! The fact that you can make all these things out of duct tape is awesome! I think it is great! Can you tell a little about yourself (like how old you are and in what grade)?
I always tried to have businesses since I was like 4. I took orders and made books for friends but it was all for free. I saw a business contest at the Bucks County Library and decided to try to sell something. I picked this business because I love making duct tape stuff. I made a wallet for my dad and had a lot of fun. I learned to make more things by watching youtube shows!
You make a lot of different things. What is your favorite thing you ever made?
The wallets, bows, and rose pens are my favorite. I made mini change purses for all the boys in my class and bows for all of the girls for Christmas and rose whiteboard markers for my teachers. That was great!
I started out making things I learned from other people but started making my own things after I got the hang of it. I like to try to make up things people ask me for, like a hunting license and fishing license holder some friends wanted. I think I’m going to design a bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day next!
I wanted to donate money to kids who don’t have money because I thought it would be a nice thing. I sold special Christmas bows and set up a table at a charity event and donated half of my sales totals. I gave gift cards to the Quakertown Neighborhood Association to give to kids in my school district. I want find different people to help at different times of the year.
You should learn stuff first, like I watched lots of shows to learn to make things before I tried to sell. Make sure your mom or dad can help because they might have to help you drive and send things. Email and Facebook are very helpful for taking orders! I did all of my business on the computer before I had my first craft shows at Christmas time.
Thanks!!! I love your website!
Like Harry’s Duct Tape Designs on Facebook and you can place orders for his duct tape creations there too – click HERE!