We were sent Express Yourself Shrinking Jewellery craft kit to review from GALT Toys, I knew my daughter would like this as she likes to make things with my jewellery making craft supplies so I thought it would be nice for her to have something of her own.
This is what is in the box;
4 shrinking plastic sheets, 8 printed designs, 8 pencil crayons, 1 permanent black marker, 1 hole punch, 400 beads, 2 rings, 1 sheet of stick on gems, 1 glitter glue, Silky cord, Elastic, Sticky Dots and Guide with Ideas Sheet.
Express yourself by creating your own personalised necklaces, bracelets and rings.
Simply outline your designs on a plastic sheet with the black pen then colour in with pencil crayons.
Place in the oven and your designs will shrink to become fab plastic charms and pendants. Combine with beads, gems, silky cord and rings to create fashionable jewellery.
With 8 fun printed designs and an ideas sheet to get you started.
Fun to make, wear and share with friends!
My daughter chose to use two of the printed designs, picking the lightening bolt and the BAM words. After reading the instructions thoroughly we learnt that she had to colour the designs in on the textured side of the design and so she chose the colours she wanted and coloured them both in.
When she had done that my oldest daughter wanted to have a go too. She decided to use the Ideas Sheet and traced it onto a plastic sheet. She then cut it out and coloured it.
When they were both happy with their jewellery I preheated the oven to 175 degrees celsius ready to bake the jewellery.
While we were waiting for the oven to heat up we placed tin foil on the bottom of a baking tray and placed the designs on it. We then added another piece of tin foil over the top. It was then put in the oven for 1 minute.
I found that 1 minute wasn’t quite enough and so put them in for a little bit longer.
The baking sheet does get very hot so it is best for an adult to do this bit.
After taking the jewellery out of the oven you need to make sure they are flat if they are not you need to be quick and put a cold baking tray and something cold and flat on top of them to flatten them. Unfortunately our first attempt did end up with some curled up jewellery as I wasn’t quick enough with flattening them after I managed to burn myself.
We waited for the jewellery to cool down for a while before adding some silky cord and beads to it.
Here is my daughters finished lightening bolt necklace.
And here is her with her BAM and her sisters LOVE jewellery designs too.
Both of the girls had fun with this and there is still plenty left in the box so they can make more jewellery when they want to.
The Express Yourself Shrinking Jewellery is available from GALT Toys website priced at £10.99.
Finally here is our video of what we did too.