How to make a nuts and bolts key chain

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How to make a nuts and bolts key chain

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Project Overview

Your Dad will go absolutely nuts when you give him this key chain on Father’s Day. It’s easy to make and every time he reaches for his keys, he’ll be reminded of the special gift you made him. 

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Attach key ring
2 Add nuts and bolts
3 Finish with a dome nut
4 Cut out foam square
5 Write message
6 Attach foam to key ring
  • Step 1. Attach key ring

    Take the eye bolt and attach the key ring to it. It’s a little bit fiddly but just keep at it.

  • Step 2. Add nuts and bolts

    Start screwing on your nuts and bolts. Use any shapes you like but make sure the sizes match your eye bolt.

  • Step 3. Finish with a dome nut

    Leave a bit of space at the end of the eye bolt and finish off with a dome nut. 

  • Step 4. Cut out foam square

    Using your scissors, cut out a small square of foam card. 

  • Step 5. Write message

    Take your pen and write a Father’s Day message for Dad on the foam square.

  • Step 6. Attach foam to key ring

    Finally, poke a hole at the end of the foam card and thread it onto the key ring. 


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