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Shrinky Dinky Tutorial

No this is not a post about being green. But it is about reusing something you would normally throw away. I heard somewhere that a #6 plastic container can be used like shrinky dinks. So I put it t...
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    DIY Shrinky Dinky Tutorial - makes clever name tags

  • Lauren Shugars

    how to make shrinky dinks out of plastic salad containers. love the tag idea for kids cups.

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    Shrinky Dinky Tutorial March 29, 2008 By Beckie No this is not a post about being green. But it is about reusing something you would normally throw away. I heard somewhere that a #6 plastic container can be used like shrinky dinks. So I put it to the test. And guess what? IT TOTALLY WORKS! So all you moms out there, here is a kid-friendly craft (as long as you don’t mind your kids using permanent markers). So here we go: Supplies: #6 containers (can be found in grocery stores and are normally used in salad bars or for bakery treats. Look for the 6 on the bottom of the container in the recycling arrows) permanent markers fine grit sandpaper an oven 1. Cut a piece of plastic the size and shape you want. I am making a little tag for Isaac’s sippy cup (because I am TIRED of taking him to church and bible study and having them put awfully sticky tape on his cup with his name on it) so I cut mine 3″ x 1 1/2″. I also punched two holes in the side. 2. Rough up one side of the plastic with a fine grit sandpaper and wipe clean. 3. Decorate it with permanent markers. The opposite side of the plastic is the nicer side so I wrote Isaac’s name backwards so th

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