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How to: Make DIY Shrinky Dinks

My parents are both science teachers: which means they always ruined the secrets to magic tricks, they forced me to identify every tree by leaf and bark type, and we always created our own versions of ‘science-y’ toys. We used to cook our Easy-Bake Oven meals with foil and a light bulb, and created ...

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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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  • Lisa D

    Looks like mini mosaic, done with black epoxy clay and little glass and bead bits.

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Gorgeous....Another shrink plastic jewelry idea. Color the fresh plastic. Bake as instructed. Roll up on dowel while hot. Cool. Paint edges. String!

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