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Kitsch Robot Gift Tag

by Jane (follow)
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My daughter was given a pack of Hama melting beads recently which are lots of fun. I confess I also got rather hooked on them and 'borrowed' a handful to try moulding them in the oven. The result was these kitsch moulded characters which I made into some fun gift tags. I think the characters could also be stuck on to blank greeting cards or craft magnets to make some kitsch accessories around the home.



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Materials
Hama beads or other melting beads
Silicone mould
Oven
Scissors
Sand paper
Strong glue
Plain gift tag



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Method
Lay out the silicone mould on a baking tray. Fill the moulds with Hama melting beads.



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Put the tray in the oven at 200 degrees for about 20-30 minutes (or until fully melted).



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Let the tray cool then pop out the plastic characters.
My beads melted up the side of the mould so left a rather wavy surface on the back of the robot. I trimmed these pieces off with scissors and gave the back a quick smooth off with sand paper to give a flat surface.



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I trimmed these wavy bits off with scissors and sanded to give a flat back




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Stick the plastic robot onto the gift tag with some PVA glue or hot glue gun.



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Have you made these? Please do share a picture of your creation in the comments forum.

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