Yasutomo Wild Animal Charm Bracelet
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Yasutomo Wild Animal Charm Bracelet

Create this wild animal charm bracelet with Shrinky Dinks® & Yasutomo origami paper.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Yasutomo Origami Paper – Animal Print
  • Construction Paper – Black
  • Shrinky Dinks® Plastic, Frosted
  • Sharpie® Permanent Marker, Extra Fine – Black
  • Plastic Beads (Spacer Beads or Pony Beads) – Black
  • Elastic Cording, 1mm – Black (10")
  • Mod Podge®
  • Fingernail Polish (or Acrylic Topcoat)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Jump Rings, Figure 8
  • Scissors, Fine Tip
  • Bamboo Skewer (or Cotton Swab)
  • Brush

Project Instructions


Step 1 Cut 12½"x8½" black paper strips. Cut the animal print paper ½"x2" (enough to cover the black bead after rolling.)



Step 2 Roll the black paper strip around an 1/8" bamboo skewer or cut the cotton off each end of a plastic cotton swab and roll around the plastic tube. Use Mod Podge® to glue and seal the paper. Roll the animal print paper over the black paper and smooth down any wrinkles, using Mod Podge® to seal. Remove from the roller and let dry.

Step 3 Seal the beads with clear fingernail polish or glitter polish to make them harder and waterproof. Let them dry completely.

Step 4 String the paper beads and the black spacer beads on the black elastic cording and tie in several knots to secure to fit around your wrist. Apply a drop of glue to the knot so that it doesn’t unravel.

Step 5 Attach jump rings around cording, between spacer beads and paper beads. Spread them around the bracelet as you like.



Step 1 Trace the four animal images onto the shrink plastic using the provided pdf pattern with the extra fine point Sharpie®.

Step 2 Color the images lightly onto the rough side of the plastic with colored pencils, then shrink in an oven or use a heat gun according to manufacturer’s directions.

Step 3 Coat with a clear sealer to finish.

Step 4 Attach the charms to the bracelet using the jump rings.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Karen Thomas courtesy of Yasutomo.