Hi everyone, Frainy here with a crafty review of a Take and Make kit.
Take and Make put together DIY boxes for a variety of different crafts, which is perfect for beginners who are unsure of the supplies they need to try out a fun new hobby! There are instructional videos for the kits on the website, so even novice crafters can follow along and create something awesome.
The kit I’m going to be showing you today is the DIY Kawaii Penguin Charms kit by Elin Palmborg, known as aCupofCakeTV on Youtube. This kit is $19.99 and makes 5 penguin charms.
So, what’s in the box?
Inside the box there is everything you need to start making polymer clay charms, there’s even a little pot of glaze so you can give your charms a shiny finish!
The video tutorial for these charms is quick and easy to follow, though you may find yourself pausing and rewinding a few times to make sure you’re doing everything right.
The only supply you don’t receive in the box is a pair or wire cutters to trim the eyepins down. I had a pair of pliers which did the job just fine, although you can also use a pair of strong scissors too.
And here are my finished penguins! Aren’t they cute? The video showed how to paint a little heart on their stomachs, but I only painted this on one of my charms. I also painted two layers of glaze which makes them very shiny and seals in the paint nicely. I didn’t make all five penguin charms, however judging by the amount of clay I used for these two I expect there to be lots left over afterwards for other clay projects.
Once you get used to making these little charms you can even try other animals, like this panda! Of course the colour choices of clay are limited, but if you have other paints you can paint your charms any colour you like!
- The glue in this kit is very strong! Be careful not to get any on your skin because I nearly glued my fingers together!
- If you find your white clay gets dirty and dust covered then you can clean it with a cotton bud and some nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol. You can clean it before or after baking the clay.
- If you still find the white clay is dirty, you can simply paint over it with the white paint included in the kit
If you fancy trying it yourself, the DIY Kawaii Penguin Charms kit is available online. from Take and Make.
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Sarah (AKA Frainy) loves to craft and create cute things. She lives in the North East of England and loves to collect plushies, anime figurines and dolls. She works with a variety of different crafting materials such as polymer clay and resin, and makes videos on Youtube showing off her latest projects.
ElinApril 20, 2015 at 8:04 pm
Yay, how fun to see that you tried my kit :D Your charms turned out so cute <3
Nancy ChayMay 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm
The charm kit is such a great idea!