|Shrinky Dink Topsy-Turvy!|
So what the Hell is a Shrinky Dink? Truth is I didn't know. Apparently the rage began back in 1973 when two Wisconsin housewives created this culture phenomenon, rooting from a Cub Scout project with their sons. These crafty gals found that if you take certain types of plastic, cut 'em up, draw all over them and pop them in the oven, they shrink up all craaaaaaazy-like! Soon, four major toy companies where selling sheets of clear plastic and folks went bananas for the Dink! I too have now been indoctrinated by the shrinky wonders and I'm certain I'll own a stack of this intoxicating plastic by week's end. Here's some pictures of the Shrinky Dinks we created...
|First, you draw on a piece of the Shrinky Dink plastic sheets.|
|Here's Meg with a project she's working on to turn a bunch of twisty twirly pieces into a lamp!|
|BEFORE (As you can see I'm still kinda working small to begin with using fine tip Sharpies)|
|AFTER (This one went to Baltimore with my sister)|
|Aurora drawing on her Dink!|
|Aurora's finished product|
|A dink of Becca's design|
|Becca taking a picture of a thin strip she cut and shrunk|
|This guy ended up being the smallest at 7/8 of an inch wide (on the LONG side!)|
|Eyes (of course)|
|My little Vampire dink, which I traded Meg for one of hers!|
Click HERE for a great Pinterest Board on Shrinky Dink craft ideas including buttons, gems, bracelets, rings, etc.
Click HERE to learn about how to make your own recycled Shrinky Dinks using certain types of Plastics.