Cutie Stix Cut and Create Station Review
Today on the blog we are doing something a little different…we are making our very own, customizable jewellery! And to help me out, I have my lovely niece with me. She is seven so this sort of thing is right up her street.
The Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station is aimed at kids over six years and has everything you need to make your own jewellery, nail art and figures. The kit retails for £29.99 and includes the following:
1 display unit, 1 cutting unit, 1 coring unit, 1 threader, 4 Mighty Stix, 14 Cutie Stix, 6 Teeny Stix, 2 spools of thread, 2 sets of clasp connectors, adhesive strips to stick the teeny stix to your fingernails and 18 figure connectors.
Let Your Imagination Run Wild!
The great thing about the Cutie Stix set is that you can make a range of things. You can make bracelets and necklaces, you can create cute nail art, or you can make tiny figures using the mighty Stix. The opportunities to customize, and mix and max are endless. There are so many cute Stix available in the refill packs too.
How to Make Your Own Jewellery
Making a bracelet or necklace is fairly easy using the cutting and coring units. I say fairly because although my niece is 7, she still needed a bit of help with the coring. It took us a while to work through the instructions to make sure we were doing everything right too!
First you want to pick out some Stix that you like. We found a mix of the Mighty and Cutie Stix work well for the bracelets.
First, use the cutting station to slice your Stix into small pieces. There are two settings which you select for either the large Mighty Stix or the smaller Cutie ones. You use a tool (supplied) to push the Stix into the cutting machine. You DO NOT need to use tiny fingers to do this!
Once the Stix are in place, you simply press down to cut and they pop out the other end. Sometimes we needed to give the unit a little shake 🙂
Take a look at our short video of us using the cutting station!
How to Core Your Pieces
Once you’ve cut your Stix, you need to “core” them using the coring unit.
There are two boxes which vary in size and allow you to cut the pieces vertically or horizontally. So you can see here, one is for the large Stix pieces, and one for the smaller ones.
Depending on where you want the hole to run through will determine which way into the unit you place these boxes. We found this part a little tricky, especially when trying to core the Mighty Stix.
The set comes with a little tool to help remove any rubber stuck inside. The instructions do state to push down twice but even I struggled a few times to get the unit to fully core the larger pieces!
Once you’ve cut and cored your pieces, it’s time to thread them onto the spool and create your masterpiece. This piece is pretty easy but my niece still needed some assistance getting the threading right.
Once you’re ready to pull your pieces off the spool, you attach one of the jewellery clasps.
What else can you make?!
Using the create station, you can also cut tiny motifs to decorate your finger and toenails with. The set comes with some adhesive stickers to attach the tiny pieces to your nails. Aren’t they cute?!
You can also make little figures using the connector pieces:
Have you tried the Cutie Stix Cut and Create Station? It’s perfect for children who want to let off some creative steam! My niece loved creating jewellery and tiny trinkets to give as gifts to her friends. The instructions were a bit daunting but once you get the hang of each bit, the options for creating cute stuff are endless!
Disclaimer: We received a copy of the Cutie Stix Cut and Create Station for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and my own! This post contains affiliate links.