This upcoming holiday season is always busy for me and I’m always looking for ways to keep my kids entertained. The solution? KLUTZ “Handmade for the Holidays books! Growing up, I loved the Klutz books and took pride in creating something myself. That’s why Klutz books are the perfect gift right now! The activities in the books are fun to make, fun to give, and fun to receive!
Kids love creating and they will love making special gifts for their loved ones – what is better than a handmade gift for the holidays? We had so much fun exploring and creating with the KLUTZ Handmade for the Holidays books!
About the 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!
Make Glitter Clay Charms
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).
What We Made
The String Art book is something that instantly caught the eye of all 3 kids. String Art was originally invented to make math concepts more accessible to kids, which I find so interesting. This Klutz book has a step-by-step illustrated system and you only need to learn three simple techniques to make all the kids art in this book, including a fun fox, a darling dandelion, a cute cat and an awesome owl!
My 7 year old son and I sat down with this book. I told him he could make a design for himself or he could make one to give to someone as a present. As he flipped through the book, he found a picture of an owl and instantly said that he wanted to make it to give to his Grandma, who loves owls.
I had to help Hayden as we did this but he really did a lot of the work. It’s a great project that will also help with fine motor skills and patience! Hayden finally finished the owl and he can’t wait to give it to Grandma as a present for the holidays!
How great is a handmade gift? I know that I treasure the ones that I have received. Your kids will love making these for their loved ones too.
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Now, your kids can make handmade gifts for the holidays!
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Disclosure: I received the above items for review purposes only. All thoughts and opinions are my own.