Crafty Bands Charm Bracelet Maker Kit ~ The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for kids!
PublishedFebruary 9, 2013
Looking for a better alternative to a typical sugary sweet treats gift for Valentine’s Day?
Then look no further than Crafty Bands, a charm bracelet maker kit created by Epiphany Crafts.
Crafty Bands are safe, affordable kits that allow children ages 8 and up the ability to tap into their imaginations by creating custom charm jewelry that can be worn with a wide array of outfits.
These kits make trendy bracelets for children to wear themselves, fun trinkets they can make and trade, or as gifts for friends.
Each kit contains:
1 Shape Studio Tool
4 latex Bracelets (purple, green, pink, blue)
20 Crafty Snaps (in 4 colors; purple, pink, blue, green)
20 transparent Bubble Caps
Creating a Crafty Band is super easy!
First, choose your art or images you want to print by either drawing them yourself, cutting them from magazines, using stickers or getting them from free image sites. Craft Bands kits do not come with premade images or preprinted designs, making your bands totally customizable. Each image needs to be approximately 1-inch in diameter. To make sure your designs will fit inside a charm holder, use the Picto-Gizmo located on the Crafty Bands site.
There, you’ll upload your images, resize them, adjust them to your liking using the online template, save your designs and print. After printing, cut along the dotted lines and you’re ready to create your Crafty Bands.
Picto-Gizmo on the Crafty Bands site
Next, slide your design into the Studio Tool (step 1 above), making sure that the image is centered within the circle-shaped window.
Place a sticky Bubble Cap over top your design (step 2 above) and close the studio tool lid. Press down on the tool with both hands (step 3 above) until you hear a clicking noise. This ensures that the image has been cut out. Open the lid and remove your design by squeezing down on the Studio Tool once more.
Adhesive glue square
Select a Crafty Snap front and back piece and place a glue square inside the larger (front) snap (step 4 above). Adhere your design image to the snap.
Next, choose a bracelet band. Insert the snaps back inside one hole located in the bracelet band, then match up the front snap with the back (step 5 above) and press down. We used the countertop to help give us better leverage so that each piece snapped together completely. You’ll hear a pop once they’re attached.
And there you have it— a new, trendy charm bracelet. To make your bracelet even more fun, add additional charms with either words, or images. The possibilities are truly endless!
Crafty Bands inspire creativity, encourage crafting, and promote social interaction while making unique and stylish jewelry that kids can wear and trade. Each child can design charms that best express their own personalities and interests.
The Crafty Bands starter kits are priced at $29.95, and refill kits retail for $6.99. You can purchase these fun and affordable kits online at Paperwishes.com and Hearthsong.com. Prices may vary per store.
For more information about Crafty Bands, please visit www.CraftyBands.com.
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