I have a dilemma I hope you guys can give me some suggestions with. (A little info) A teacher from the next school district called me and said her class had to write a small essay on what they wanted to be when they grew up. One kid wanted to become a taxidermist. (Go figure ) She asked me if they could stop by my shop, along with his parents, and have me tell him a little bit about what all is involved with being a taxidermist. The kick is the little guy is in the 3rd grade!!! OUCH! I'm not real big on kids, especially such small ones!! I'm at a loss as what to say or do and keep it interesting and not too involved for this young lad. I thought I might quickly go over whats involved, not too in depth, and show him some materials like forms, eyes, earliners, some tanned skins, bird heads, fish blanks etc. I'd like to give him something to do or take home with him. Right now I figured we could make a quick rock like the tutorial by Jknuth did with the silicone. Or maybe play with the airbrush? Does anyone know where to down load some practice papers from to teach airbrushing?(I could use them myself! ) I thought maybe Rick Carter would be able to tell me about that. I don't know!!! Does anyone have any other suggestions, please? What do they do with the kids at the shows? I know Michael P did something at the PA show but, like I said, kids and me are kinda eh, so I really didn't pay any attention to what that was. I'm wondering how I get into these things but the teacher who called me, her son played on the same water-polo team with my daughter when they were in school. Plus, how COULD I say no anyway?? I just don't want to bore the kid to death (or scare him) and I'd like for him to leave having a fun and interesting time. Remember, I'm gonna have to entertain the teacher and the parents too. Oh boy!! I'm scared, nervous, and excited all at the same time!! They are coming Wednesday afternoon so any advice, suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated!! I hope to leave all of them with a new view of what taxidermy really entails and have them intrigued and educated by it. Tall order I know, but I'm willing to give it my best!!