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  • Susan Sink

    Melted Plastic Cup Ornaments- we made these when I was in preschool and I always wanted to try them!! Shrinky dink!

  • Megan Girdler

    Melted Plastic Cup Ornaments (in toaster oven)

  • Debra Leos

    Melted Plastic Cup ornaments- good activity for kids

  • Melissa Hamil

    Melted Plastic Cup Ornaments- really cool idea!

  • Colleen Ristesund Nilson

    Shrinky Dinks, color a plastic cup and melt in the oven for homemade Christmas ornaments.

  • Hillari Morgan

    Melted Plastic Cup Ornaments- Great Christmas craft for students!

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Green! Recycle those yucky plastic boxes! Did you know #6 plastic can be used for shrinky plastic?

  • Amy Watson

    Yes, yes I did. It's hard to find ones with a large enough area to really do shrinky dinks on.

  • gagan kundi

    that is so cool i have a lot of plastic boxes that i usually just throw out

  • Barefoot Hippie Designs

    I think this would be cool to combined with other mixed media for really cool jewelry pieces. Beads, sari silk ribbon, wire...etc

shrinky dinks but wouold make adorable ornaments made in felt

Flower Suncatcher Mobile Pink and Green. ~ Mary Jeans Things on Etsy. (love the idea of upcycling plastic!

Excellent DIY tutorial on how to make your own shrink plastic (a.k.a. Shrinky Dink) from recycled #6 plastic food takeout containers. Great way to make your own inexpensive jewelry (i.e. earrings, rings, pendant necklaces). Cheap kids craft too. Have them draw a design on it and make into to jewelry for mom. Lovely Mother's Day gift idea.

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Using a sharpie on plastic tumbler, and melting them. Great idea to make a mobile with.

  • Helene Csvany

    I couldn't find any instructions on the blog. Any idea of temp and time to melt the cups?

  • MaryAnn DeGroot

    Did these today with K-2. Epic fail. Tumblers didn't melt. Looked like hats.

  • Nicole Camhout

    Here are the directions from the site. #216 Sharpie and Solo cup stained glass found here. Supplies needed: Sharpies, clear plastic cups, hole punch, string/ribbon. 1) Color the cups with the Sharpies. 2) Place the cups on foil sprayed with Pam. 3) Melt the solo cup in a 350 degree oven for 3-4 minutes 4) Immediately after taking them out of the oven, pat them down to completely flatten them and make hole if desired.

  • MaryAnn DeGroot

    Nicole, I think we used the wrong brand of cups. Had a parent tell me the ones we used didn't have enough petroleum in them. Thanks.

  • Cindy Dodge

    Thanks for reminding me about these. I made these with my 6 year old son. He is 43 now and these still hang on my Christmas tree. I remember using smallish cups (8 oz). Mine had a Holly wreath around the top edge. I am going to save this for a project with my grandson.

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Yes, you can paint shrinky plastic! I never would have thought of that. So easy!