Backpack Charms

Jazz up your backpack with these deliciously creative charms!

  1. Ages: 9 - 13

  2. 1 hour - 2 hours

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Make your charm! Get creative, or check out our clay donut DIY for step-by-step instructions for how to make a clay donut.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Use your pliers to open the loop on your pin.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Thread the clasp through the loop and fasten it closed with your pliers.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    If making a donut or food item with a hole, bend your pin to match the item’s curve.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Push the pin into your charm.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    Let your charm dry, and attach to your keys or backpack!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Done!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

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