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Moccasin Kit

Corps of Re-Discovery

5329 N Lakewood Drive
Springfield, MO 65803

Corps of Re-Discovery has some of the neatest hands-on kits and crafts! We reviewed the Moccasin Kit, and since we've been studying the Westward Expansion, Pioneers and Native Americans this year, this was a perfect fit right into our current study! These are the real deal - not a toy. The moccasins are made in the USA, real suede cowhide leather of the finest quality!

Upon opening this kit you have all that is needed to make one complete pair of real moccasins. The precut leather, with pre-attached foam insoles make them simple to assemble. All the holes for lacing the leather pieces together are also precut, the laces are easy to work with and with directions that make it simple, they don't take a lot of time. We put them together in about an hour, one adult and two children under eight. Each child did one moccasin, and they needed a little help to match up the holes on occasion, but all in all did quite well.

They were so thrilled to put them on!! (Luckily they just fit the older child and were a bit big on the younger one - so they both got to try them out!) These kits make a piece of history come alive for children, I love incorporating real hands on crafts and activities into the children's lessons, and it makes learning so much FUN!

To take a look at all the interesting, fun products Corps of Re-Discovery offers head over to their website at

-- Product Review by Lisa Barthuly and Family, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, March, 2006

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