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#Project 197: Make your own surf necklace

Bloesem kids craft | How to make a surf board necklace

Make your own surf necklace by Anouk van der El from Make History.

I don't know about you but I'm madly in love with these eye candy marble necklaces (my #1 favourites are these beauties by Zara), handmade from filo clay. On a rainy day, my sons and I started different shapes and ended up making these surf necklaces for cool dudes and equally cool dudettes. Super easy, great for gifts and you can even customise them by stamping a small message or a name on them. Here's how..

Bloesem kids craft | How to make a surf board necklace

What you will need:
* Polymer clay (as many colours as you like)
* Stamps
* ruler or something hard with a straight edge to cut the clay e.g. edge of a file, blunt plastic knife

* satay stick/sushi stick/skewer

  Bloesem kids craft | How to make a surf board necklace

Step 1. Pick your favourite colours and mix them as you like. To get the ‘marble effect’ don’t mix them too well as it will become one color again.
Step 2. Roll out the clay until 2-3mm thick.

Step 3. Print out the surf board shapes we prepared for you here and cut out the shape of the surfboard you like. Put it on top of your rolled out clay and cut along the sides to get the preferred shape.

Step 4. Use mini alphabet stamps to stamp a name or little message on the back.

Step 5. Puncture a hole in the top. We used a sushi stick, but you can also use a satay skewer.

Step 6. Bake the clay, pick a nice color thread et voilà!  

Bloesem kids craft | How to make a surf board necklace

Thank you Anouk for keeping us cool even in the summer time.

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# Project 196: DIY Watermelon print tote bag

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DIY Watermelon print tote bag by Wimke

It's a trend, these watermelon prints are everywhere during the summertime! I wanted to do make something with this summery print. The girls are going on a school trip. I wanted to make a summerbag with watermelons on it, where they can keep their sandwiches , drinks and sweets in it.

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What you'll need:
* Potato
* Acrylic paint - Red & Green
* Brush
* Black marker
* Canvas bag

Step 1: Iron the bag smooth. You cut the potato through the middle.

Bloesem kids crafts | DIY Watermelon print tote bag

Bloesem kids crafts | DIY Watermelon print tote bag

Step 2: This will become your stamp. To avoid pushing through of the paint, you can put a magazine in the bag. Put the red paint on a palette or any (unwanted) flat surface and press the potato into the paint. Stamp the potato onto the bag.

Bloesem kids crafts | DIY Watermelon print tote bag

Step 3: Paint a green semicircle around the potato stamp with the brush.

Bloesem kids crafts | DIY Watermelon print tote bag

Bloesem kids crafts | DIY Watermelon print tote bag

Step 4: To finish off the watermelon, use the marker to draw the seeds of the watermelon.

Bloesem kids crafts | DIY Watermelon print tote bag

Step 5: Allow the bag to dry and it is ready for a school trip or a day out to the beach!Wimke

Thank you Wimke! Watermelons are indeed a great part of the summer time..

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#Project 195: DIY Summer Vases

Bloesem kids craft | DIY easy summer vases

DIY Summer Vases by Wimke

Next month it's there: summer! Another perfect season with flipflops, ice-cream, summer-holiday, living in the garden, swimming and flowers in our hair. An easy craft project which you can make (and put) outside. Inside the house I have lots of little vases with small flowers, but why not place freshly picked flowers on your porch or at the garden table. Collect empty glass jars, balloons and flowers and make these summers vases within 15 minutes.

Bloesem kids craft | DIY easy summer vases

What you'll need:
* glass jars
* balloons
* scissors
* self-picked flowers

Bloesem kids craft | DIY easy summer vases

Steps: Get the best results when you use clean jars. Take a balloon and blow them up. Cut the spout of the balloon and a small half circle of the top. Pull the balloon over the bottom of the jar and that's the first one done! Make as many as you like.. - Wimke

Bloesem kids craft | DIY easy summer vases

Thank you Wimke! We're ready to party this summer..

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