Learn how to make these colorful bracelets using popsicle sticks, slime balls & glitter. This kids craft is a perfect DIY jewelry idea for birthday gifts or even birthday parties. We've yet to see anyone create a popsicle stick bracelet with slime balls and we're so pleased to be the FIRST! xoxo.
ITEMS NEEDED TO MAKE SLIME BALL POPSICLE STICK BRACELETS:
- Jumbo popsicle sticks
- 1 glass jar or lids for a bracelet mold
- Slime Balls (found ours at Michael's for $3.99)
- Mod Podge
- A few drops of acrylic paint
- Pain brushes
- Glitter (optional, but fun)
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Step 1: Boil Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
Boil Jumbo sized popsicle sticks for about 30 minutes and let them soak another 30 minutes. Note: You'll want to boil more than you'll need because some of them will break when trying to fit in the glass or lid. Totally normal.
Step 2: Bend Popsicle Sticks to Fit in Mold
Gently bend the popsicle sticks slowly to fit inside a glass jar or lid. We bent our popsicle sticks by rocking them back and forth first as seen in the video.
Step 3: Let Popsicle Sticks Dry Overnight
Let them dry overnight. When you wake up in the morning, they will be dry and ready to decorate.
Step 4: Make the Slime Ball Mixture
Mix 1 Tablespoon of Mod Podge, a small amount of slime balls (3-4 Tablespoons) & 2-3 drops of paint into a bowl. NOTE: if you use too much Mod Podge or paint the bracelets will expand and loose their shape. You can save them though by inserting the popsicle stick bracelet back inside a jar to hold the shape overnight. Visit our website for a picture of that: http://www.kidscraftsbythreesisters.com
Step 5: Paint the Face of Popsicle Stick Bracelet
Set your mixture aside and paint the face of your popsicle stick the same color as your bracelet.
Step 6: Apply Slime Ball Mixture to Popsicle Stick Bracelet
Begin applying your Mod Podge, slime ball & paint mixture to the popsicle sticks. The balls will be slippery and fall off, but it's okay. Just keep trying. How you choose to do this is up to you. We scraped the slime balls off our popsicle stick onto the face of the bracelet and also used our fingers.
Step 7: Glitter Up the Bracelet
While your slime ball mixture is still wet, sprinkle the bracelet with glitter.
Step 8: Let the Popsicle Stick Bracelet Dry
Let the bracelet hang over the rim of a bowl or jar to dry overnight. In the morning, your Slime Ball Popsicle Stick Bracelet will be ready to wear!