Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Shrinky Dinks

I am thinking about having a shrinky dinks party this fall.  I ordered some sheets of shrinky dink paper to test out how they work.  I made the Little Prince and Ben made the fox to go with him. We used color pencils and then popped them into the toaster oven to shrink up.  They shrink to a third of the size in the oven and get very thick.  Ben got scared because they curl up as they shrink before flattening out and he thought they were ruined. But all was okay and I am pretty happy with how they came out.  I glued a pin backing onto the Little Prince.  Lastly, we sprayed some fixative spray over the shrinky dinks because they are easily smudged. I am going to think up more ideas of things to make and test out making some with markers as well.

Update:  It has come to my attention that some people don't know what a shrinky dink is!  Please watch the following video and be amazed.


  1. Those are so awesome! Will you make some with your amazing artwork and put them in your shop???

  2. Thanks! I'll see how it goes, I am going to do some more experimenting.