Monday, November 22, 2010

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Creating With Colors Giveaway: Klutz Capsters Plus 3 Kids Craft Kits [CLOSED]

kids craftsOur nearly 7 year old son has really shown an interest in jewelry lately. He has picked up on the bracelet craze for boys and was very excited about the possibility of creating a bottle cap necklace and a backpack charm. This craft actually has many possibilities as a family activity. These bottle caps would make inexpensive handmade gifts as key chains, pendants, tree ornaments, gift toppers, and more.

Today's Project: Bottle Cap Backpack Charm

Ask your child to create a backpack charm that he or she would be proud to wear on his or her backpack or school bag.

Supplies Needed:

2) Scissors
3) Elasticized String

Step 1. Ask your child to choose one punch-out art circle and one plastic charm (all included in the Klutz kit). There is also the option of crystals, glitter, and googly eyes.

Tip #1: My son tended to choose a punch-out with a picture he liked and then wanted to cover it up with a charm. So you may want to suggest to your child that a patterned background might work better when using a large charm.

Step 2. Cut a 4" piece of elasticized string, fold it in half, and tie a knot in it about halfway down.

Step 3. Put 3 drops of the included craft lacquer into the empty bottle cap. Then place the punch-out circle inside the cap, pushing it down with one finger.

Step 4. Put a dotted line of craft lacquer down the middle of the bottle cap, dividing the cap in half. Then place the knot and tail of the elasticized string into the lacquer. Next place the charm on top of the string's tail pushing it down into the lacquer.

Step 5. Once everything is where your child would like it to be, fill the bottle cap 3/4 of the way, making sure not to let it overflow.

Step 6. Allow the creation to dry on a flat surface for 24 hours. The lacquer will dry clear.

Step 7. Once completely dry, attach a clip (included in the kit) to the elasticized string loop.

This is how our bag charm turned out . . .

My son was extremely pleased with the end result and how easy this project was.

Take a look at some pendants we made using the included coated wire, punch-outs, charms, and crystals. The main difference is that I glued the wire onto the backs so they would not be visible from the front. I waited to do this after the lacquer was completely dried inside the bottle cap. I had to use a folded paper towel to prop the wire in place while the lacquer dried.

(Click on any image to enlarge)


Coming in December, look for my Creating With Colors project about decorating windows for the holidays using the Klutz Stick and Peel Window Art Kit.

To view the full line of Klutz craft kits, visit . You can find Klutz books at most major retailers of books and craft supplies. Through December 17th, 2010 you can save 25% off your order totaling more than $50 when you checkout with Code: KZ25 on .

Thank you to for sending us complimentary product samples to use in this and future projects and for providing additional products for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a Klutz Prize Pack containing the following (ARV $75.99):

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the books featured in the Klutz Gift Center. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one product that would make the perfect gift for a child you know (aside from the items included in our prize bundle). You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

For 10 extra entries, become a Klutz Insider and receive 25% off your next purchase. Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.


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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, December 13th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!