Learn a skill from the early days of America, and imagine what life was like in the past, when young girls and boys learned many useful skills to contribute to the family.
Long ago in America, you could have become an apprentice to a crafts-man called a tinsmith. Working under him, you would have learned to make all sorts of useful tinwork items like cake pans, coffee posts, and lanterns. Some tinwork was punched, meaning that holes were made through the tin. Tin was punched in decorative patterns that also had practical purposes. Punched tin lanterns would keep candles from blowing out while letting light shine through in pretty patterns. Choose one of the patterns included in this kit and experience the historical craft of tin punching!
This kit provides you with materials similar to those available in early America, so find a cozy place to work with a friend or parent and learn something new from the past.
This kit includes 12 tin disks, 3 nails, and a sheet of sample patterns.
Designed and assembled in the USA. Recommended for ages 8 and up.