Shrinky Dinks!!


What more can I say? I love Shrinky Dinks! They are like magic; a sheet of plastic that shrinks to a fraction of the size when baked. I use the Frosted Ruff ‘N Ready; you can get a 10 pack of 8 x 10 sheets at Hobby Lobby for $6.99 (don’t forget to use your 40% off coupon). This year they saved my bacon for our Girl Scout Christmas party. (I used to have everything so well planned and together. This year, I seem to be the queen of procrastination.)

Each year, I get the Girls in my Girl Scout troop a Christmas ornament for the party and my children get some kind of little trinket for their ‘sister Scouts.’. On the day of the party, I realized that I had let my Girls pick out snowflakes to give, but I had not gotten anything for me to give. After a quick scan around the house, I found the answer; SHRINKY DINKS TO THE RESCUE!!

I cut the sheets of Shrinky Dinks in half, then in half again (they were about 4″ x 5″), used colored pencils to color a Christmas themed picture (on the rough side) and personalized for each of the 20 Girls. I punched a hole with a hole punch in the top, and baked at 325 degrees for 3 minutes (they turned out to be about 1 5/8″ x 2″). I threaded embroidery floss through the holes and like magic had 20 personalized Christmas ornaments. They were a hit!! I only wish I’d gotten a picture of each of them.



Here are some of my other Shrinky Dink projects:

Shrinky Dink Charms

I made the necklaces with zebra-stripe beads my daughter found at Hobby Lobby and had to have, then personalized them with a charm made with Shrinky Dinks.

Shrinky Dink Earrings

Of my recent Shrinky Dink projects, this is my favorite. Gotta show my support for Louisiana football!!






Happy Shrinky Dinking!! Please share your Shrinky Dink projects.


About southernflaircrafts

I am a very busy wife and mother of two beautiful little girls. I work part-time in a flexible position as an Office Administrator for a financial advisory firm; I love the work I do and am especially grateful that it allows me to be a Mom first. I love to create!! Although I think my creativity was born with my first child, before children I would not have considered myself very creative. My mind is always wandering ahead to my next project, whether it's woodworking, sewing, paitning, or crafting with my kids. I also love blog-hopping (and blogging - I'm learning as I go); sometimes I see things I know I have got to make or I see a great creation and am insprired with ideas of my own. I especially like projects that rescue some treasure that would otherwise become another victim of the landfill.
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2 Responses to Shrinky Dinks!!

  1. Dana L. says:

    Love Love Love these! They are so cute! You are so crazy creative. That’s just one of the reasons I love you!

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