Good morning everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Since Mother's Day is this coming weekend, the kiddos and I made me some jewelry. Mother's (or at least me, lol) just seem to love anything that involves their little ones handprints, thumbprints or footprints. They make great keepsakes and are so precious. I decided the littles could make me some keepsake jewelry this year for Mother's Day (with my help, of course). These necklaces were so simple to make, and although I probably wouldn't wear them somewhere fancy, they turned out really cute and would make great everyday jewelry. I painted the inside with sparkly nail polish to give it that little extra that paint wouldn't have given. The nail polish was brilliant because the inside is a gorgeous colour with just a hint of shimmer. We also made some rings which I will share another day this week. Here's how we made them:
What you'll need:
white crayola model magic
small circle cutter (not pictured)
nail polish - in whatever colours you wish
Apparently I'm pretty terrible at photographing supplies! I ALWAYS leave one or more items out and don't realize it till I'm writing the blog post. Oops!
1. roll out your white model magic so it's about 1/2 inch thick
2. using your circle cutter, cut out however many circles you want depending on how many necklaces you are making
3. get your kiddos to press their little thumbprints in a heart shape on mid bottom of the circles
4. slightly pinch the top of the circle and push a bamboo skewer through to make holes on each side. Take out the necklace you'll be using and make sure the holes are big enough for your necklace to go through.
5. allow to dry overnight
6. pick out your favourite shades of nail polish and paint the heart shape - you may have to do a few coats to get your desired colour - I think I did 3 coats each - allow to dry
7. thread your favourite necklace through the holes (I just picked one out of my jewellery box) and wear your little keepsakes with pride.
Kirsten's is the pink one and Cam's is the red one.
Me modelling my children's creations:
Come back this week to check out the rings we made too! Have a great day!