First-time market participants, Ashlynn, 16, KyleeMae, 8, and DeLyla, 5, talked to us about their business, Y Knot Crafts! We met them at our Stansbury Park, UT market back in June. Check out what they had to say below!
CEM: Tell us about your business. How did you first get the idea?
KyleeMae: We did a school project on these (flower bombs) and our dad used to make soap so then we were like “let’s make flower bombs and soap!”
CEM: What exactly are flower bombs?
KyleeMae: They’re just paper with seeds in them. You can go on a hike and just throw them out and they’ll grow, or you can plant them in your garden. When it rains, these are hard enough that they’ll soak up all the water and then grow. So all you have to do is plant them!
Ashlynn: Our dad used to do beekeeping, so we learned alot about how populations of bees were dying, and that really wasn’t good because then things are not getting pollinated. There also wasn’t a bunch of things growing for the bees to pollinate. So we were like “oh my gosh, people can just go and throw these flower bombs and just have fun with it!” Also, our dad really loves teaching us new stuff, so we were like “hey! Teach us how to make soap!” and so he did. We thought it would be really cool to sell.
CEM: What supplies and resources did you need to get going? How did you get a hold of them?
KyleeMae: For this one (flower bombs) we used paper and seeds, and we used a little bit of water.
Ashlynn: The soap is a bunch of different materials. We had to make sure that it was natural. So we made sure to get indigo powder to get us started because we didn’t want to use dyes. Essentials oils were really big thing that we needed. We got a ton of essential oils.
CEM: What are some challenges you’ve faced in business, and how did you overcome them?
Ashlynn: Me and my dad are very alike and we’re very particular the way we want things to be done. So we have to overcome being particular with each other and butting heads. We also had to learn how to clean up our messes!
CEM: Do you have any advice for other aspiring kid entrepreneurs?
Ashlynn: Just do it! If you don’t think your ideas is working, walk around and find new ideas.
KyleeMae: If you don’t like gooey paper, just put on gloves!