Scanned Artwork Charms

Materials

  • Recycled cereal box, scrap
  • Kid’s original artwork
  • Wooden circles, 1-1/2”
  • Round epoxy stickers, 1”
  • Silver chain, 8” length
  • Silver findings: jump rings: six small (for bracelet), one large (for keychain); lobster clasp; keychain ring
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Primary Red, Sapphire, Grape Juice, Primary Yellow
  • White copy paper

Tools

  • Hole punch, 1/16”
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Computer, scanner, and printer
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Scan kid’s artwork using scanner and computer. Minimize and save artwork to 2” squares. Print artwork on white copy paper.

STEP 2

  • Apply epoxy stickers on artwork squares. Cut out around artwork, creating 1-1/2” circles.

STEP 3

  • On covered work surface, paint wooden circles Primary Red, Sapphire, Grape Juice, and Primary Yellow. Let dry. Use black marker to outline edges.

STEP 4

  • Glue artwork circles on center of each wooden circle. Let dry. Use hole punch to punch hole on top of each circle.

STEP 5

  • Use chain-nose pliers to open jump rings and attach on each wooden circle charm. Attach jump rings on chain length, spacing charms evenly along bracelet. Attach lobster clasp on end of bracelet.

STEP 6

  • For keychain, measure and cut two 3” cereal box squares. Measure and cut 2-1/2” opening (for artwork) in center of one square.

STEP 7

  • On covered work surface, paint squares Primary Yellow. Let dry.

STEP 8

  • Cut scanned artwork to fit 2-1/2” opening. Glue artwork on one 3” square and glue other square with opening over artwork. Let dry. Use hole punch to punch hole on top of square.

STEP 9

  • Use chain-nose pliers to attach large jump ring through hole on square and onto keychain ring.

STEP 10

  • Use black marker to write name or message on keychain.
by Melony Bradley
Scanned Artwork Charms
Scanned Artwork Charms