I am so pumped about this Handmade for the Holidays campaign. So are my kids (and I love that!!). Samples and prizing were provided by Klutz. All thoughts are my own.
Some days (most days, actually), I love my job. Some days, going to work means making adorable string art to give to one of my kids as a pick-me-up, just-because-I-love-you gift. That’s what I did today. I had been eyeing one of the Klutz kits that I received recently – the String Art kit – and I decided that some time away from the computer was just what I needed.
One of the things I love most about Klutz creative kits is that they come with a thorough, colorful book full of ideas and instructions for making your craft along with an attached box full of the supplies you’ll need to complete the craft projects.
I pulled out the String Art kit and had a blast creating an owl wall hanging (I’ve got a daughter who loves owls!).
When my kids came home and saw my finished project, they were so excited that they asked me to teach them how to make their own string art. I think we’re on to something brilliant! What could be better than making one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends?
As the kids and I were working on their projects, one of them said that their string artwork would be the perfect teacher gift. I loved that the kit was easy enough for the kids to understand, and that the finished projects were cute enough to hang proudly on the wall.
I can’t wait to open up more of our new Klutz kits – they are all so perfect for making handmade gifts that people will actually want to keep and use!
ABOUT THE PRODUCTS
With more than 2 million Shrink Art Jewelry and Shrinky Dinks books in print, we at Klutz are pretty much shrink plastic experts. But when it’s as easy as tracing, cutting, and baking . . . you can become a shrink art expert too! Even if you’re totally new to this whole shrink art thing, our step-by-step instructions will have your friends admiring your “did-you-really-make-that?!” jewelry in no time.
This is the only book out there that lets you make reusable, transferable, dimensional pendants and attach them to a ring or a necklace. With Shrink and Link Jewelry, you can create brilliant shrink art charms from over 50 traceable designs – and then mix and match them for a limitless wardrobe of unique, colorful jewelry!
Design your own bracelet with itty-bitty glittery charms! As a follow-up to our beloved bestseller Make Clay Charms, this book comes with 35 new charm designs, new clay colors, and two packets of accent glitter to make your charms sparkle and shine.
Starting with a few basic shapes and easy-to-mold clay, you can sculpt mini food, tiny aliens and robots, pocket-sized unicorns, and dozens of other cuties that you can customize with extra personality. Just pop your creations in the oven to set (with an adult’s help, of course), use our special glaze to give them polish and add as much glitter as you want, then attach them to the included bracelet. Each project has clear instructions and a true-to-life sizing guide to help you craft your own glitter charms.
Nothing is cooler than a look that’s unmistakably you. Luckily, when it comes to sprucing up your stuff, Pop Collage has you covered (pun intended). We make collages simple with our crystal-clear instructions and everything you need to get started.
Learn to tear, cut, hole-punch, and layer the included Pop Pages in unexpected ways. It’s a no-mistake, anything-goes activity-chaos encouraged. Tackle the 10 projects included in the book like paper bowls, a bookmark, an owl, an accessory tray, a frame, and more. Then get inspired with ideas from the book so you can make anything pop!
String art used to be just for squares (and triangles and other geometric shapes), but our new string art system opens up a whole new world of possibilities. From cute critters to fashionable flowers to trendy typography, kids can make everything in the book after learning just three simple methods.
The final results may look intricate, but we include an only-from-Klutz pin-pushing tool so even a string-art newbie can create awesome art with this classic craft. And our pin-pusher solves string art’s prickliest problems by making sure that every pin goes in straight and at the same height. With instructions for 20 projects and enough materials for six, kids will be making amazing art in no time.
Cozy knit accessories are right at your fingertips-literally! Make scarves, hats, jewelry, cat ear headbands, boot toppers, and much more with easy instructions for 15 projects. Even if you’ve never knit a stitch before, you’ll be amazed by what you can make without needles. And with 200 yards of metallic-sparkle yarn right in the box, you can whip up 2 extra-large scarves or several smaller projects.
How do you finger knit? Simply weave the yarn back and forth between your fingers, and then pick up the loops. Really, it’s that easy! When you’re ready to take a break, use the handy stitch holder until it’s time to continue. Then braid, fold, wrap, or tie your finger-knit chains into cool creations, such as a flower-embellished scarf, a beaded necklace, or a boho-style fringe. Everything you need comes with the book (fingertips not included).
KLUTZ HANDMADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS GIVEAWAY
Klutz has so many fun and educational projects to choose from – there’s something that fits almost everyone on your holiday shopping list. And you can enter to win your own KLUTZ collection to create beautiful, unique, meaningful handmade gifts this holiday season!
One (1) winner receives a set of 5 KLUTZ activity kits, including:
Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Klutz. This giveaway will end on November 13 at 11:59 ET, after which a winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Good luck!
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