....... If you've never used this, you are in for a treat! Shrinking plastic is sold under names such as Shrinky Dinks, Shrink-it, Shrink Plastic. This is a great project for the whole family. You can cut the plastic in any shape, then paint with permanent markers, colored pencils, acrylic paint, heat-set inks or any permanent ink, and then you BAKE the plastic. The tree in the lower corner shows before and after shrinking. This was colored with Sharpie pens. It SHRINKS to 1/3 its size in diameter, but much thicker. Your painting becomes sharper, darker and just better!! Rubber stamp on it!
The thin plastic that was able to be cut by scissors is now a thick, unbendable solid plastic item. Make big stars, decorate them with friend's names, punch a hole, and shrink them. They become gift tags for their presents! And afterwards, ornaments! Your family can create memories, that will last!
"Bake" over a mold and make a shape, bowls, etc. Jewelry, luggage tags, ornaments, keychains, bookmarks, magnets, picture frames, greeting cards....the ideas are endless....and fun! Shrink plastic comes in Clear (that shrinks clear), Matte (that shrinks opaque), White (that shrinks white), and Black (that shrinks black).
This is a great art project to do with elementary school children. It is a great craft to do with scouts or youth groups. Give to grandparents as a gift. In a classroom, a toaster oven works!
Do you scrapbook and adore the new acrylic tags? Make your own for pennies! Make them and resell!
Sheets are 8 1/2 x 11.
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This is an example of how shrink plastic shrinks. These were printed on Ink Jet Clear
This is an example of how shrink plastic shrinks. These were printed on Ink Jet White