Darby Girl is a bi-monthly craft subscription box that is a collaboration between Darby Smart and Girls’ Life! The February box was the second box and we absolutely loved the charm bracelet idea! My daughter is 5, so she’s slightly below the target age, but she adores crafting and jewelry making and we have had a blast with this box!
The Description: From fashion accessories to room décor and more, every project is carefully curated just for Girls Life readers and inspired by favorite new trends. Each Craft Club box contains everything you need to make something amazing.
The Price: $19 every other month, down to $16 per month for a year of boxes!
February 2014 Darby Girl Review
In the box there was a multi-jewelry tool (pliers, cutter), 3 sheets of acetate or whatever the generic name for Shrinky Dink paper is, some clip art (letters and numbers on the back), jewelry findings (chain, lobster clasps, and jump rings), and a set of sharpies. There were enough supplies to make 2 bracelets!
My daughter started coloring immediately using the clip art, and I went to the computer to find some more. The instructions encouraged us to free-hand but that wasn’t happening (I did make a charm by writing her name in script, it turned out fabulously!).
The joy on this kid’s face as the charms began to shrink was so sweet! It was like magic!
The charms turned out great. As you can tell, for the most part I don’t interfere with my daughter’s creative process. She punched her own holes and some of them didn’t turn out great – which is why we made a bunch of them!
I assembled the bracelet while she got in practice opening a jump ring and closing it. She is really learning way too quickly and won’t need my intervention soon!
Tada! Ok, even though I don’t interfere, we chose to use some of the charms that I made for her completed bracelet – she doesn’t have the dexterity yet for tracing and wanted Sheriff Callie! The other character is Deputy Peck, and she picked the cupcake, a sheriff’s badge we made, her Mickey Mouse, and the heart, as well as her name (one of her favorites!).
This was such a great idea and I would have never thought of it! My daughter is already planning her next bracelet and we’ll do the second one the next time we have a day without crafts planned!
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