Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Shrinky Dink Outcome

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My Shrinky Dinks
Here are a few pictures of the final product.  The tracing idea worked really well. 

So making shrinky dinks is really easy.  You can make them with any number 6 plastic, which is usually the clear clamshell container.  You cut the shape you want, sand down any surface you are going to draw on.  You need to sand in multiple directions for good results, and then you can draw on the plastic with sharpies, colored pencils or even a regular lead pencil (see eyeball above and dragon below).  Punch a hole in the plastic with a hole punch or if you want a larger hole punch three holes in it, kind of like a triangle.  You then place them on a tray and put them in the toaster oven.  The oven should be set to about 275 Fahrenheit.  You watch the plastic until it stops undulating and then remove it from the oven.  This should take about 15 seconds.  You place it on a flat surface to cool down and it is finished!  So easy.

Here are photos of the awesome shrinky dinks that my party goers made:





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