Alongside the fun and unique shrinky things you can make with recycled #6 plastic, you can also purchase Shrinky Dinks brand photo paper and shrink any digital photos or images you have. This stuff is awesome and not too expensive!
I shrank some photos of the kiddos first. The package has clear and easy instructions including how you must lighten your photos first because when they shrink, all the colors intensify. I think I lightened my photos out too much this time, but I still love how they turned out in the end.
Here is a before shrinkage and after shrinkage photo:
Take a look at the wild-and-crazy shrinking going on in the oven! My apologies for a shaky video... it's a bit difficult to get a video camera in a hot oven while still trying to keep the door mostly closed.
Could you see the regular plastic one I snuck in this bunch curling and bending like crazy on the back of the pan?
They turned out so tiny:
What can you do with all these shrinky things? Well, with either your hand-drawn ones from #6 plastic or the photo ones you could make...
elastic book marks
cell phone charms
purse or backpack charms
rearview mirror hangers/charms
jewelry charms (bracelets or necklaces or earrings)
These things are so fun to make and are pretty indestructible once they are baked. They are inexpensive and easy to personalize. I love them!
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