Finger Print Party Plan

By Kay Green, www.MyPreciousKid.com
Copyright 2000-2013

Ways to create a fingerprint party for your home business.

Plan A - You can have a Fingerprint Party with your hostess, her parent friends and their kids. IN  advance the hostess gets commitments and collects $10 per guest (for the ID/FP/DNA kit). You can give the hostess a free kit when she has 5 paying guest. Plus 10% of sales over that.

At the party: you attend, show the products, and help the parents to fingerprint their children. After the kids are done with fingerprints they move to another table (where you have provided color paper, ink pad, felt pens, and stickers) where they make fingerprint art. There are lots of books at craft stores on it or make up your own flyer for them. You can provide small prizes for the kids if you like. The parents them finish completing the kits. Provide order forms and take orders for additional products. The hostess provides the refreshments. You may provide child safety info or flyers if you like too.

Plan B - FP Party in a BOX

The hostess gets commitments and payments ($10 or $15) from her guest. You then send a party in a box to her. You get a party and do not even have to be there.

Send her:
KID KIT or ID/DNA/FP kit per guest
Ink Pad
Felt pens
Colored paper
Stickers
Small prizes for the kids
Fingerprint Art Flyer
Child Safety Flyer
FREE kit for the hostess
Order forms
Laminated sales board
Instruction Letter

Some fun fingerprint activities.

Purchase Crayola WASHABLE ink pads in a variety of colors.

Purchase a set of thin line markers.

Purchase a roll of magnetic tape and pre-cut them.

Cut Squares ( I prefer 1X1 0r 2X2) out of white construction paper or foam or magnet sheets.

Then have the children use the stamp pads to make flowers, ladybugs, butterflies, hearts--- whatever they want using their fingerprints and the ink pads.  Then let them embellish the artwork with markers.

Finally have them attach a piece of magnetic tape to the back to make a magnet.

Alternatively, You could purchase the magnetic computer paper and cut that into squares.

You can use note cards and have them make a postcard.

Use blank card made from cardstock and have them make greeting cards, stationary etc...

Fingerprint Magnets Party in a Can

At the craft store I found 1 pound bags of "scrap" scrap booking paper...all different sizes from 4x4 and down to about 1x1.  These were on sale this week for only $1, so I bought a bag (at home I cut these into 1x1" squares - I probably have about 250 pieces now).  

I also found pre inked pads in an array of colors (non-toxic and washable) for only $1 each, so I picked up 2 of every color. 

They also sell a box of stickers from Lisa Frank...there is something like 10,000 little stickers in there for $14, so I picked that up.

1 roll of magnetic tape, I forget how much, but I will cut that into 1/2" strips.

Wal-Mart had Crayola markers (50 pack) on sale so I picked up 2 packs.

Home Depot sells the small paint cans, empty of course, and I picked up a few of these.  I already had large labels at my house, so I had that all set for labels for the cans.

Barnes and Noble had a large book on fingerprint art for kids....step by step....hundreds of pictures, for only $14, so I got that.

At home I made up 2 pages of large fingerprints and printed them out the way that you would have the kids make them on the papers.  With those I made the "samples" of what I can help the kids make at the fairs or at the parties, or I can just include it in a party-to-go can.  So, in total I spent about $50 on everything. 

At the fair, I will have on the back of every magnet a sticker with my biz name and web site.  I will only charge $1 for each magnet, with a buy 2 get the 3rd free option. Besides, I would rather pay $1 for something my child makes rather than $10 for a Mylar balloon! 

I will also have 3-4 cans ready to go with a coupon inside for a discount on the ID kits. I am selling the Party To Go cans for $10 each, and they will have everything in them to handle 20 magnets.

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Fingerprint Art Magnet
2 inch square of color foam
1 inch square of foam
Fingerprint on smaller foam
Glue small on large
Use felt pens to make animals on fingerprint
Write child name on larger piece of foam
Put magnet on back

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Kids Can Make Art Bag Tags

Boo Boo Bunny Directions
Boo Boo Bunny Poem
Make and sell these for $1.50-$4.00

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Fun with Fingerprints

http://www.easyfunschool.com/article1783.html

Here are some interesting and fun websites
that use fingerprints in art designs and projects:
Fingerprint Art

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People think it could never happen to their child. Then after a situation like Carlie they come looking for us. Help them to see we need to do this as insurance hoping we never had to use it but having it if we do.

Tell them real life stores like:

  1. Carlie - with no fingerprinting so had to go to her home to try and lift them then decide which were hers
  2. The little boy that wondered away and was returned because he was wearing a scope
  3. The little girl burned while canning with grandma that had to wait in the waiting room at ER for several hours because Grandma did not have a medical release card and they could not find mom out shopping. The burns were very painful but not life threatening so they could not treat her.

Give them a reason to order today while they are with you. I offer $5 Flat Rate USA Shipping

or a discount if they order one than one on the spot. If I am doing a class I do a one time offer only if they order there.

I also do a drawing for a free product when I teach classes. They get tickets for coming, for asking questions, for winning games, for ordering, for dating a class, for signing as a recruit. Then at the end of the class I draw a winner. You would be amazed how many will complete their purchase that day to be I the drawing.

Or offer a free surprise gift (draw out of a fish bowl) for orders over a certain amount. Can be small item you get at the dollar tree or a discount coupon on next order or..........

So many options. The thing is to help them see the need to buy the now and to get them completed now :) Having a time at the end of class for them to complete the cards is added motivation. Take a Polaroid I-zone camera and bathroom scale and yard stick with you

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What about their friends and family? Ask for leads from everyone! Have you checked out everyone in your circle?  Not juts your circle of friends but how about the teller at the bank?  When you make your deposits, can you see any pictures of kids near by?  Give her or him a catalog and offer a free gift or a small discount for either placing an order or hosting a party.  How about the gal in the grocery store?  You know they one in the baby isle?  Yea, the one shopping!  Have you told her about the fabulous products you sell?  Give her a catalog!  Get her name and tell her you would love to call her later and tell her some ways she can prevent her baby from a child abduction!  Do you have a hospital near by?  Ask to speak to the person in charge of the huffy puffy breathing classes.  See if you can add some literature to the free bundles of info they give out to their clients and new parents.  How about the library?  Have you ever seen a mom and her child there?  Do they offer some kind of mom and me days?  See if you can get in there and do a class for them.  Don't get discouraged!  For every NO that you do get there will be 10 YES's!!!  Just look outside of the box!  Hold your arms out at your sides, stretch them way out there as far as you possibly can.  See where your fingertips stop?  Go beyond there to find your next resource!!  Step outside of your Box and talk to anyone who will listen!  You will have huge success in this business as long as you go the extra mile!  Trust me!

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Articles written by Kay Green, Child Safety Expert, and Christian mom to Melissa 30 (married to Matthew), Jordan 27 (married to Katie), Allison 25, Haley 12. Kay and Russell, her husband of 33 years live in rural Oregon.

Kay's first granddaughter Madison Kay was born December 2006. Twin grandsons Micah & Mason were born May 2009. Granddaughter Emma Kate was born in September 2010.

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