New-Age Shrinky Dinks

Do you remember Shrinky Dinks? The little plastic doo-dads that shrink when you bake them? They were so cool when I was a kid. Here's a new twist to an old classic:

Ever wanted to know what to do with those plastic boxes you get from restaurant leftovers? Well, here is a great idea I found at Dabbled. This would be a really fun birthday party activity (just watch out because they are permanent markers) or they could be a fun party favor. I am thinking about making these for Christmas gift tags this year. Super cute!

  • you need to use #6 plastic (the kind we can't recycle anyway). Many to-go containers seem to work.
  • Sharpie Markers in a variety of light colors, plus black.
  • Hole punch
  • Toaster (or regular) oven, preheated to around 250 degrees

Such easy supplies to acquire, I have all this stuff already wasting space in my home.

You don't need to be an artist to make these. Just doodle, or better yet, let the kids decorate them.

The oven part is strictly for grownups. No little munchkins helping here.

The possibilities are endless. My kids are anxious to give it a try and watch their art shrink before their eyes. I'll post some pictures of our craft in the near future. If you try this out please send me a picture, I'd love to see what you create. Have fun my fellow Do-It-Yourself Divas!

Ta Ta for now


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