Wednesday, 30 March 2016

#NationalCraftMonth - Bangle Blitz Glitzi Girl


National Craft Month, Kids jewellery making, Bangle Blitz Glitzi Girl

It's National Craft Month and we've been doing quite a bit of crafting over the bank holiday, including making pretty bangles using John Adams' Bangle Blitz Glitzi Girl kit. The bangles are cleverly made out of sticks that looks like lollisticks (but wider), and they look quite professional too!


National Craft Month, Kids jewellery making, Bangle Blitz Glitzi Girl
Picture instructions on the back of the packaging
National Craft Month, Kids jewellery making, Bangle Blitz Glitzi Girl
Can make 4 bangles at the same time
National Craft Month, Kids jewellery making, Bangle Blitz Glitzi Girl
Lots of strap styles to choose from
National Craft Month, Kids jewellery making, Bangle Blitz Glitzi Girl
Cute stickers and plenty of sparkles to use for decorating the bangles
John Adams' Bangle Blitz Glitzi Girl (suitable for children 6 years and over, RRP £19.99) comes with a bangle maker, 4 bangle holders with clips, 25 bangle sticks, 27 strap designs, 2 sticker sheets, a sheet of adhesive jewels, 4 glitter glues, a bottle of PVA glue and instruction sheet.

The bangles are very easy to make. Simply

- soak a bangle stick (you can soak 4 at a time to save time) in warm water (cold won't do) for approximately 10 minutes

- place a bangle holder that resembles a bunny face on the maker (the bunny ears!), and place the bangle stick in the maker

- Gently pull the ears down to wrap the stick around the holder, then place the yellow clip (bunny nose and mouth hehe) onto the holder to keep the bangle stick in place.

- Remove the bangle holder from the maker (now looking like a duck!) and leave it to dry completely,  while making another 3. Once they are all dried, another 4 can be made.


We noticed that the bangles doesn't necessary dry at the recommended time as humidity and temperature can affect it, so we just left ours to dry overnight before checking on them. They held the shape perfectly, and Abby said that they fit her wrist nicely!

Kids can then move on to decorating the bangles, using the generous amount of materials provided in the box, or they can also use their own materials of course. We love the strap designs and the stickers that came with the Bangle Blitz Glitzi Girl kit so created a few with them:
 

National Craft Month, Kids jewellery making, Bangle Blitz Glitzi Girl
Top left: a plain one to decorate next
There are 25 bangle sticks so you can get plenty of fun out of them, and they are perfectly wearable too! 

We love how John Adams' kits can be so simple yet effective, and the bangle maker and wooden stick is another one of these clever designs. Abby was impressed with how she can bend the wooden sticks into a bangle with a cute bunny tool, and she really like decorating them too.

There are another 2 styles in the Bangle Blitz range to choose from - City Girl and Festival Girl, do check them out too.