the “Surprise” charm bracelet:
Prepare the shrink art plastic by scuffing the surface with the sandpaper.
This will allow the shrink plastic to better absorb the ink and colored
pencils. Use the sandpaper on both sides of the shrink plastic. Wipe
off the dust with a paper towel.
You will need to make about 11 charms for the bracelet. Place the
shrink plastic over the designs and trace over using the black
Use the designs provided or draw out your own designs. When drawing
your own designs, make them the same size as the provided designs.
Trim designs out from the plastic, leaving a border of about 1/8” around
each design. Punch a small hole at the top of your design with the
1/8” hole punch.
Color in your design with the colored pencils. You can also use
other media for coloring such as acrylic paints, colored chalks,
Shrink the plastic following the manufacturer’s directions.
You can place the pieces in an oven or use the Heat-it Tool embossing
If using the Heat-it toll, use a skewer or chopstick to help hold
the piece down while shrinking. Optional: Brush on a coat of clear
varnish onto the colored shrink plastic charms. Let dry.
After you shrink all of your pieces, it is time to assemble
your bracelet. Lay the bracelet down and place the shrink
plastic pieces along the
links, evenly spaced. Slip jump rings onto the holes of each
shrink plastic charm and attach to the bracelet links. Optional:
add other beads and decorations in between the shrink plastic
Fold the light blue cardstock in half, forming a 5.5” x 8.5” card,
crease well. Open card. Right on the fold, cut a slit 5.25” down
from the top of the card.
the card still open, fold front of card down to where
the slit ends, crease well. On the card’s front
fold, use the hole punch to make 2 holes, 1.5” in
from each side on the fold edge. Unfold the front flap.
Slip the bracelet through the holes and drape the charms
along the front of the card. Clasp the bracelet
on the inside of the card.
Fold down the flap. Fold up the remaining 2” of the front and
align with the bottom edge of the front of the card. This should
bracelet clasp on the inside of the card. Close card.
Trace and cut out the bunny pieces from the cardstock
according to the patterns. Place the bunny paws
slightly over the top ends
bracelet. Adhere paws to the card, leaving the bottom of the
paws free. The paws help hold the card close and
give the effect of
holding the bracelet. Position the bunny head over the top of
the paws and adhere.
Adhere the pink inner ear to the bunny. Use the black
marker to draw in dot eyes, whiskers and a smiling
mouth. Position and
pink nose below the eyes in the center of the whiskers.
You can trim the edges of the rectangle cardstocks
with decorative paper edgers if you like. Center
and layer the cardstock pieces.
Use the marker to write “Happy Easter”. Position and adhere
the message above the bunny’s head. Write a message inside
of the card, too.