Donations Needed for Estrella Youth Activities

Lady Elizabeth ingen Iames, Estrella War XXI Children's/Youth Activities Coordinator, reports that donations are being sought for children's activities at the War.

Lady Elizabeth writes:

The Coordinators for Children's and Youth Activities do humble request help from the populous as war approaches. There are many wonderful youth programs planned to provide enrichment and education for all our smalls.

So that we may continue providing a quality youth program at war, we are asking for help from the populous in gathering the items needed to run the center and programs (listed below). If you have leftover arts, crafts or sewing supplies at home that can be donated, please bring them to the Children's Complex at war. We greatly appreciate even the smallest of items donated.

We will also need items that can be put in our Youth Volunteer Raffle (games, coloring, art supplies, for children; mugs, clothing accessories, feast gear, for teens). A youth must volunteer 4 or more hours from Wednesday to Saturday to qualify.

The youth are the future of the SCA, so lets help make this time great for them!

If you have further questions or donation please contact me at

Lady Elizabeth ingen Iames
Estrella War XXI- Children's/ Youth Activities Coordinator


Supply list for Childrens' Activities

  • Tacky glue (prefer it over regular white glue)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Tempura paints
  • Dixie cups
  • Foam brushes
  • Sumi-e brushes (bamboo)
  • Paper (construction and other colored paper)
  • Coloring books
  • Washable markers
  • Period game boards (and instructions please)
  • Crayons
  • Fabric markers
  • Face crayons (for face painting)
  • Youth scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • Plastic gems/ jewels/ rhinestones
  • Feathers
  • Pom Poms (1/4" - 2")
  • Felt (any amount or color)
  • Wiggly eyes (any color, prefer 1/8"-1/2" size),
  • Sugar cubes
  • Frosting (for sugar cube castle making)
  • Scrap pieces of trim
  • Scrap pieces of fabric
  • Silk scraps (for the teens to make banners)
  • Silk paints and Gutta
  • Fabric paint
  • Any edible dough (like play dough only it isn't toxic when they decide to taste it!!)

For Youth Combat weapons classes-

  • Duct tape
  • Strapping tape
  • Schedule 40 gray PVC pipe (1/2 inch diameter)
  • PVC caps (1/2 inch)
  • Closed cell foam (like camping mats)