Dear Julia- You can do this. Whatever this becomes, you are on to something cool. So here’s some Jeff style guerilla marketing ideas.
First, your idea to go to events/spaces with one activity and a biz card is perfect. How do you find the places? The magic of Folklala is that you can go to and ADD VALUE a big hand full of any weekend’s worth of activities you see listed on PDXKid’s Calendar… for example:
Events in October:
From Weeds to Trees and the Stories in Between “Every plant has a story to share! Learn how the dandelion got its name, why the Douglas fir is not a fir, the tree that held the British Navy at bay, and more! ….”
Local Crafter/Artists and future event ideas to be part of
(who could teach for you at your space OR you could get ideas for WHERE to offer your classes/boxes/activities by referencing where they do what they do.)
I clicked on Sat Oct 4th 2-3pm “Needle Felted Chicken Class in SE PDX” and see that this person is teaching at a nursery in SE (a venue you could do an activity at) and I found the artist’s business site (Bird’s Eye View Studio which links to her Facebook page, where I see a that a local Realtor has a blog where she wrote up the Bird’s Eye artist in her “Faces from the Neighborhood” blog. The same Bird’s Eye artist also has an Etsy site (you could too for your boxes and for individually packaged kid activities, say “cornhusk doll kit”, also the Bird Eye artist is teaching a workshop at Multnomah County Library.
So you have a nursery, library, blog you could be featured on, and Etsy. Four ideas from clicking on the words “Felted Chicken”.