posted by Frainy

Take and Make Polymer Charms Kit Review

Posted on April 9th 2015 by in Kawaii Reviews


Take and Make Kit Review

Hi everyone, Frainy here with a crafty review of a Take and Make Box. 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.

Take and Make Kit

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.

Take and Make Kit

So, what’s in the box?

Take and Make Kit

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!

Take and Make Kit

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.

Take and Make Kit

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.

Take and Make Kit

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.

Take and Make Kit

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!

Extra tips!

  • 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

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If you fancy trying it yourself, the DIY Kawaii Penguin Charms kit is available online, though currently only shipping within the US. You can also follow Take and Make on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

UPDATE: international buyers can also order the kits. Just email hi@takeandmake.co to arrange.


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posted by Marceline

Site Updates & Giveaway Reminder

Posted on April 8th 2015 by in SCK News


artbox-giveaway-april

I’ve been away on holiday for the last week, but hopefully you didn’t notice, with all those cute Easter posts I organised before I left! Some of the posts I had planned for this week haven’t worked out though, so there’s no new giveaway this week. However, there’s still plenty time to enter our giveaway with Artbox for a chance to win a set of Rilakkuma plushies!

I’ve also been doing some site updates behind the scenes. If you check the sidebar, you’ll find an updated links section with our favourite crafty sites, kawaii bloggers, web comics and more.

I’ve also been re-organising the categories, if you fancy having a dig in the archives. Some of the new categories include Books, Zines & ComicsCute CharactersFashion & BeautyFree DownloadsKawaii Artists and Seasonal Cute so go have a look.

guides to kawaii

I’ve also changed Le Bun’s old Kawaii 101 category to Guides To Kawaii and will be thinking up some new helpful posts for future, like my recent post on Japan shopping services. If there’s anything related to kawaii or Japan that you’d like us to write a guide for, or something you’ve never quite understood, leave a comment or send an email and we’ll see what we can do.


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posted by Marceline

2FooDogs Kawaii Stickers

Posted on April 7th 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


I find it very hard to resist cute stickers but luckily for my purse there are sooooo many amazing stickers that I usually find it too hard to decide what to buy. I found some brilliant stickers at 2FooDogs on Etsy so here’s a few favourites.

2FooDogs

Look at this cute packaging! It’s a little sweet shop run by a bunny and full of puffy animal stickers.

2FooDogs

Giant stickers! These are definitely the biggest I’ve seen and so cute.

2FooDogs

You’ve got to have some food with faces. There’s both fruit and vegetables in this style.

2FooDogs

They have a whole section of glow in the dark stickers – imagine the fun you could have with these emoticon stickers.

2FooDogs

And finally, some cute sticker flakes featuring Sumikko Gurashi.

Check out the 2FooDogs shop for loads more stickers, plus washi tape, rubber stamps, craft supplies and more.


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posted by Marceline

Easter Bunny Monday

Posted on April 6th 2015 by in Seasonal Cute


Easter Bunny Monday is becoming a tradition at SCK so let’s have a look at some more cute bunnies.

BubblyTeaShop

A sweet little amigurumi bunny with a carrot by BubblyTeaShop.

kukishop

A trio of pastel bunnies to wear around your neck by kukishop.

avitalos

Happy bunny mini pillows by avitalos.

NerdyLittleSecrets

A bunny bat necklace by NerdyLittleSecrets.

emandsprout

And a t-shirt with a bunny in the pocket by emandsprout.

Hope you’re having a good Easter!


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posted by Marceline

iManuFatti Easter Bunny Patterns

Posted on April 3rd 2015 by in Easter Crafts, Things To Make


iManuFatti

If you’re looking for a crafty project over the Easter holiday, how about making these sweet Easter decorations by i ManuFatti? There’s an adorable bunny in an Easter basket and a set with a bunny, hen and dove. The patterns are available as instant download that are suitable for beginners, while experienced sewists can have fun with embroidery and embellishments.

iManuFatti

iManuFatti


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posted by Marceline

Barruntando Ceramic Animals

Posted on April 2nd 2015 by in Cute Shop Alert!


Barruntando

I featured Barruntando on SCK a while ago and their ceramics have just been getting cuter and cuter. I especially love the hand-painted animal miniatures that include everything from squirrels and foxes to bats and unicorns, and are surprisingly affordable. The bowls are super cute, and useful too!

Barruntando

Barruntando


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posted by Marceline

Artbox Rilakkuma Plushies Giveaway

Posted on April 1st 2015 by in Giveaways


Are you enjoying our giveaways with Artbox? This month’s is the cutest yet!

artbox-giveaway-april

We know from the SCK Awards that Rilakkuma is your favourite character and one lucky winner will receive official San-X plushies of Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori!

rilakkuma

They’re about 22cm high so perfect cuddling size and the Rilakkuma plushie even has a zipper on the back so you can put things inside.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win. Please make sure you answer the question in your comment – I’ve had to disqualify the first and often second winner picked in all the recent giveaways.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Tuesday 14th April and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Please Note:
By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
Follow the rules or we’ll disqualify all your entries – we do check!
This giveaway is open worldwide.


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posted by Marceline

Cel’s Deconails Giveaway Winner

Posted on April 1st 2015 by in Giveaways


Time to find out who won a custom decoden phone case from Cel’s Deconails.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Melissa, who picked the March Hare as her favourite Alice in Wonderland character.

Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com.

Get ready for a new giveaway from Artbox in a few hours!


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posted by Marceline

New Momiji Dolls

Posted on March 31st 2015 by in SCK Favourites


magique

Momiji have been coming up with some amazing designs this year and the dolls just get cuter and cuter. Obviously I love Magique the magician and her bunny assistant but there’s Henrietta with a chicken on her head for Easter, Lucky dressed in clover and even a super cute collaboration with Treeson. It’s a wonder I don’t have a giant collection. Check out all the newbies at the Momiji web shop.

henrietta

lucky


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posted by Marceline

Birthday Bunnies

Posted on March 30th 2015 by in Look What I've Got!


birthday-bunnies

Thanks for all the birthday wishes! As hoped, I did get lots of bunnies for my birthday so here’s a look at a few of my favourite gifts.

yoyo the ricecorpse

I ended up getting three things from my Plush Wishlist post – my sister got me a super cute handmade bunny by Yoyo the Ricecorpse (who also included a brooch and handmade card – so sweet!) and the little Sumikko Gurashi seaweed with a hat on.

amuse flan

I bought myself a few things too, including a Bumblebee Meowchi from Tasty Peach Studios that I can’t wait to get next month, and also these Flan plushies – a bunny and bear – from Rosy’s Garden.

Studio cuteness!

The cute fruit sticker and glow in the dark Rilakkuma space stickers are from Natasja (thank you!) and I got lots more stationery too, plus the adorable bunny desk organiser from my mum that is being helpful in my studio now.

OMG a box of mini birthday cakes in the post from @tinyotterpaws. I'm having a great birthday :)

And Panda-san outdid herself by sending me a box of cake in the post! I’m still working my way though it. I also got money for my Japan trip next year and am off to see my family over Easter (so apologies if anything goes wonky here!)


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posted by Marceline

Cute Easter Bunny Printables

Posted on March 27th 2015 by in Easter Crafts, Things To Make


Easter is next weekend and involves lots of my favourite things – Spring, chocolate and of course, bunnies! Here’s some cute Easter printables you can get making right now.

CutezvillePrintables

These cute bunnies by CutezvillePrintables are gift bags that can have their heads filled with eggs and other treats. Check out their whole Easter range for party hats and cake toppers too.

paperglitter

If you’re planning an egg hunt, Paper Glitter have everything you need in one pack – invitations, egg baskets, banners, flags, decorations and cake toppers. Please invite me.

happythought

Happythought have a bumper Easter pack too with adorable bunting, baskets, bunny masks, egg hunt signs and these super cute pinwheels. Pick up their free bunny garland too.

mr printables

If money’s tight Mr Printables have these cute bunny gift bags that are free to download.

design is yay

Also free is this sweet bunny wrapping paper and egg stickers by Design Is Yay.

asking for trouble

And finally, I’ve got a free Easter bunny garland too, featuring our own Bunny-san.

Check out our Easter Makes category for more kawaii printables and patterns and send us a photo if you make something.


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If you make something from a tutorial, pattern or download featured on SCK, share your photos using the hashtag #supercutekawaii on Instagram or Twitter so we can see what you've made and share the best ones!

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posted by Marceline

Sparkly Pony Tissue Boxes

Posted on March 26th 2015 by in Cute Shop Alert!


shopSparklyPony

You might have seen Sparkly Pony‘s awesome whale tissue boxes before, but now they have elephants and dinosaurs and bunnies too! They’re all so clever and fun and each is handmade to order so you can choose your favourite colour. Check them all out on Etsy.

shopSparklyPony

shopSparklyPony


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posted by Marceline

Happy Birthday To Me! (& Free San-X Wallpapers)

Posted on March 25th 2015 by in Free Downloads


mofutan wallpaper

It’s my birthday today so I’m off opening all my parcels that I hope are full of plushie bunnies (I will share some pics soon). In the meantime, enjoy some free desktop wallpapers from San-X featuring the Mofutan bunnies, Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi. Click through to San-X for all the sizes and more characters.

rilakkuma wallpaper

sumikko gurashi wallpaper


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posted by Natasja

Kawaii Easter Bunny Kitchen Supplies

Posted on March 24th 2015 by in Things To Eat


Why not turn this Easter into a kawaii one? The following Japanese kitchen tools are inexpensive and will help you to create cute bunny-shaped treats ○(・x・)○

easter-food

With this animal cutter set you get to make tiny sandwiches or cookies, or you can use them to cut soft vegetables.

easter-food

Easter wouldn’t be complete without eggs, which makes this bunny egg mould a golden combination! I’ve got one at home and it’s very easy to use, just make sure that your boiled egg isn’t too large to fit into the shape.

easter-food

You might have seen the above bunny cake on Pinterest. Akazuki offers the exact same mould, so now you can make one at home.

easter-food

This cutter set is one of my favourites, it’s hard to resist those kawaii shapes and faces (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤

easter-food

Easter offers a great excuses to devour chocolates. And it’s even nicer to create them yourself. You can find Japanese bunny chocolate moulds at ToutMignon and on Etsy.

What treat would you like to make?


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posted by Marceline

HEMA in the UK

Posted on March 23rd 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


My mum is Dutch and we spent most of our school holidays in Holland where a shopping spree in HEMA was always something to look forward to. It’s basically a department store, but they have a good selection of stationery, craft supplies, sweets and kitchenware at bargain prices. HEMA have recently opened a few stores in London and that means UK folks can now order online too. Here’s a few of my favourites.

HEMA

Our old friend Panda-san alerted me to this umbrella which you could easily think was from Paperchase.

HEMA

You can get the same design on notebooks and scrapbooks too – so cute!

HEMA

Paper plates for Easter that I would use for any occasion – and only £1.50 for 10!

HEMA

I’m not sure if these colourful music-themed erasers are Iwako or just their own version, but either way they’re really fun.

HEMA

And finally, an ice cream USB stick because boring old data can be cute too.

Now if we can just get an Albert Heijn supermarket here so I can stock up on all my favourite Dutch food!


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