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Australian Snack Shrink Jewellery

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What’s your favourite true blue Aussie treat? Is it Vegemite? A meat pie? Or maybe even a delicious lamington? What ever the case, you can carry your favourite snack with you every day by creating an Aussie snack shrink jewellery charm bracelet!
  • Step 1Print out the template provided. You could also make your own sketches of other famous Australian snacks that you love to eat!
  • Step 2Place the template under a sheet of shrink plastic film, making sure the shiny side is facing down. Use pencils to trace over your favourite snacks from the template. Once complete, carefully cut the snacks out and punch a hole in the top of each one. Adult supervision is recommended when using scissors.
  • Step 3Bake the shrink film following the instructions included in the pack. Once cooled, loop a jump ring through the hole in each of the snacks and use pliers to close shut. Your charms are ready to thread onto a bracelet!
  • Step 4Cut a length of waxed thread long enough to fit comfortably around your wrist. Use a pair of pliers to carefully press a leather end onto one of the ends.
  • Step 5Thread coloured beads and your charms onto the length of waxed thread. You may need more or less beads depending on the length. Once you’ve reached the end, use the pliers to press a leather end onto the end, holding the beads and charms in place.
  • Step 6Use a jump ring to attach a jewellery clasp to one of the leather ends. Add a single jump ring to the other leather end and your bracelet can now be safely fastened for wearing!

Materials used in this activity

Wooden Coloured Beads - Glossy - 450g Pack
Optional
Product Code: 10838
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Jump Rings - Silver - Pack of 50
Optional
Product Code: 11241
EACH $4.39 (inc GST) $3.99 (ex GST)
5 or more $2.19 (inc GST) $1.99 (ex GST)          
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Product Code: 12099
EACH $4.39 (inc GST) $3.99 (ex GST)
10 or more $2.19 (inc GST) $1.99 (ex GST)          
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Waxed Thread - Natural - Pack of 3
Optional
Product Code: 13422
EACH $4.39 (inc GST) $3.99 (ex GST)
10 or more $2.19 (inc GST) $1.99 (ex GST)          
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Product Code: 15518
EACH $3.30 (inc GST) $3.00 (ex GST)
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Faber-Castell Classic Colour Pencils - Pack of 72
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Product Code: 17630
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4 or more $39.59 (inc GST) $35.99 (ex GST)          
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Hole Punch - Each
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Product Code: 18765
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
10 or more $4.11 (inc GST) $3.74 (ex GST)          
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Leather Ends - Silver - Pack of 144
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Product Code: 18819
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Chain Nose Pliers - Each
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Product Code: 18864
EACH $8.79 (inc GST) $7.99 (ex GST)
20 or more $5.27 (inc GST) $4.79 (ex GST)          
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Shrink Plastic Film - A4 - Pack of 10
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Product Code: 19009
EACH $27.49 (inc GST) $24.99 (ex GST)
5 to 9 $21.99 (inc GST) $19.99 (ex GST) 10 or more $16.49 (inc GST) $14.99 (ex GST)
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