Make beautiful bracelets using our R39100 Wild Animal Craft Sticks! An ingenious process creates a curved shape in the craft stick that you can use as a bracelet!
Duration: 10 minutes. Project dries overnight.
Learning Objectives: Combine craft stick designs with flower pieces to make beautiful combinations. Observe the effects of glue and water on manipulating the shapes of craft sticks. Use simple techniques to create an effective, visually appealing product.
• R39100 Wild Animal Craft Sticks
• R15657 Wild Flower Paper Bits
• Small plastic disposable cups
• White glue
• Glue stick
• Paint tray
• Paper towels
It’s a good idea to protect your work surface as you will be working with glue and water. Children can share one container of water and glue between each other, but that will inevitably lead to some messes!
Set up all of the supplies you’ll need. The craft sticks are patterned in 5 different designs, but you can experiment with different designs using the Wild Flower Paper Bits.
First, mix 1 part water with 1 1/2 parts glue. You want to have more glue than water, as this will help the bracelet retain its shape. I suggest mixing the glue and water together in a bottle. Cap it off, then shake to get the two ingredients fully mixed.
Pour the mixture into a container that’s long enough to fit the craft sticks inside.
Dip one craft stick inside the container. Let it sit inside for about 1-2 minutes.
Once you remove the craft stick, it becomes bendable! Carefully press the craft stick along its length to loosen it up. Grab the ends and gently bend the craft stick inwards.
Place the craft stick inside the plastic disposable cup along the topmost rim.
Let sit overnight until it dries. In the morning, remove the bracelet from the cup to reveal a beautiful shape!
Now you can decorate your bracelet! Pop out a few of the Wild Flower Paper Bits. Choose several different shapes and patterns.
Dab a bit of glue into the center of each flower. Layer the flowers.
Finally, add a lot of glue to the center of the craft stick bracelet and press your flower design down onto it.
You can try a number of different combinations with just a few sheets of flower bits and a great craft stick design!
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