Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shrink that thing!

have you ever heard of shrinky dinks?!
they are so much fun.

to start, all you need is the srinky dink paper (6bucks for 10sheets at hobbly lobby), permanent markers (sharpies) and a paper hole puncher..if you want holes that is.

i use a piece of cardstock paper, draw my design and then trace it onto the SD paper, it works best this way so you don't have to worry about making a mistake or anything.
the markers go on wonderfully, almost with a water color affect. then you just cut out your shape,
the SD is really thin, basically like plastic paper, so its pretty easy.
-make sure and put your holes in first!-

i love this A, its so cute
now into the toaster oven for about a minuet!
its starting to shrink!

sometimes it will curl up bad like this and you can just reach and pull it out semi flat, then let it heat more and it will flatten out by itself.

ta da!!

now for my boat..
 they are so  much fun to watch shrink up
and their done! i will later make these into necklaces:)

this is how much they shrunk..

i did this last night with friends..

you can also color the sides after their shrunk, that way the color will reflect into the rest of it.
the first time i did shrinky dinks i was really little, now 10 yrs later, they are just as fun as i remember them being!! 
if your in need of fun and easy entertainment, i highly recommend shrinky dinks.
have a beautiful Wednesday everyone,

i guess you can call this my first DIY...but i'm really just showing off my creations ;)


  1. Oh my gosh, those look so cool. I'll put those on my "List of things to do when I'm bored to death."

  2. OOH!!! Those look fuuun!!! xD I can't believe I've never done these b4! :D I am sooo gonna try those... <3 <3 <3

  3. P.S. The little red ship is just too dang beyond cute!! xD <3 <3

  4. I love shrinky dinks! lol They are so much fun! And those are some really cute ones!