Meet Elyssa, of "Bright Switches"

March 20, 2016

My name is Elyssa and I am in the 5th grade from Chester M Stephens Elementary School. My school just recently had our very first TREP$ Marketplace and I sold my first product too! I sold handmade light switch covers with cute designs on them. The reason I joined TREP$ was to learn how a businessman/woman felt when owning a business. I learned how hard it was to own an actual business. I thought at first it was just selling and making a product. But when I participated in the workshops I realized that it was more than that.

I came up with the idea of a light switch cover when I was looking for an idea. I kept on thinking of doing a custom made phone case or mp3 case at first, but then I changed plans, since the phone cases were too expensive to buy. When I was about to make something I didn’t enjoy, my mom told me about the paper covers I made to cover the light switch earlier in the year for fun. Then I thought of a magnificent idea. I could make a custom light switch cover!

It took a lot of work into making the light switch covers. I first had to figure out what spray paint would stick to the plastic. (I had MANY fails) I also had to sketch out what I was doing on the cover. It took me a very long time, but I enjoyed it!

At the Marketplace many people were saying that my light switch covers were adorable! I was so excited to be doing the Marketplace since I had worked so hard for it. I was happy to see at the Marketplace that many people were interested in my product. Overall, my TREP$ experience was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had!

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