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Crafty Gardener

Hm-m-m-m a travelling button. How interesting to have a homemade button travel from friend to friend and each takes a photo of it, and adds a blurb about its adventures to a journal ... kind of like the travelling flat Stanley.

karen

Okay, Linda - now I am really curious: what is a "travelling flat Stanley"? I much like the idea of a travelling button as you suggest. If you feel like it then email me in the side bar your address and I'll post one along to you and you can attach it to something and relate its adventures on your blog and then send it off to someone else. This sounds like fun!

Crafty Gardener

Flat Stanley is a person made out of paper who travels the world (usually school kids do this). You send him to someone and they take him out on adventures, document it, and send it on to the next person. Eventually he goes back to his owner (sometimes after travelling for months at at time) and his story is related. Along the way each person gets to read the journal and see what fun he has had visiting different places.

karen

Oh for goodness sake - this is the first I have heard of such a wonderful activity. Thanks, Linda. I will google and see if I can come up with some examples. Would you consider doing a blog post on this?

Crafty Gardener

Perhaps in the winter months when the crafting for Christmas is finished ...

karen

Hi Linda. At our Letter Writing Club on Sunday one of the women began to tell us about a friend's six year old son who had coloured a figure named Stanley and he (Stanley) was to travel around and then come back to the class by March so Emily (my friend) was taking Stanley to France.... I sat there with wide eyes until she had finished and then said I had just heard about Flat Stanley. !!!! I hope you do a blog when you have the time. Details would be fascinating.

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