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Handmade for the Holidays: String Art from Klutz
We are a pretty crafty family around here. We love making things but I always appreciate a little help inf the form of directions and supplies all laid out for me. That is what we get from KLUTZ books. I absolutely adore Klutz books. I learned how to facepaint from them and my kids have done countless crafts from the books.
KLUTZ recently sent all five books shared in this post and I have to tell you that it kind of felt like Christmas. My girls and I ripped open that package but we had the hardest time choosing which one to do first. All of the books looked great and I can honestly say that we have used all five of them now but our first pick was the String Art book.
As you can see the book is visually appealing and beautiful. We had a hard time deciding which ones to do first. My daughter finally decided on the glasses and we got to work. Start to finish, it probably took us 90 minutes to complete the glasses.
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.
CHECK OUT THE OTHER FABULOUS KLUTZ BOOKS
Shrink & Link Jewelry
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!
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).
I am so excited to share KLUTZ with you guys and what makes it better is that you now get a chance to win an entire set! Make one-of-a-kind gifts with KLUTZ! With so many projects to choose from, KLUTZ kits can help you and the kids in your life make something for everyone on your list — enter for a chance to win your own KLUTZ collection to create handmade gifts this holiday!
Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Klutz.
This post is sponsored by Klutz.