Saturday, January 26, 2013

D.I.Y. Kids: Shrinky Dink Necklace

I’m a child of the 80’s, so whenever my daughter wants to pull out the Shrinky Dinks, I probably get a little too excited.  Surely I’m not the only one?

There are so many cute things you can make with Shrinky Dinks, but I pulled out a few supplies I had on hand and we settled on these cute and easy heart and butterfly necklaces.

shrinky dink heart necklace

Paper punches cut right through the Shrinky Dink plastic and give you a perfect shape, which is perfectly awesome.  Color your plastic with colored pencils or sharpies, and then if you want to hang your shapes, cut a hole with a hole punch *before* you put in the oven.  Follow the directions on the package for baking.

shrinky dink heart necklace

Ta-da!  An easy kids DIY craft for a cold weekend afternoon!

shrinky dink heart necklace

Have you ever made Shrinky Dink crafts?  I’ve seen more “grown up” jewelry on Pinterest I’d like to try my hand at making.

Happy DIY’ing!

~julee~

15 comments:

  1. i was just thinking i need more crafts in my life. thanks for sharing! :)

    -Marsa
    The DayLee Journal"

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  2. It seems like Shrinky Dinks are making a comeback because ive seen tons of things on Pinterest about them. I havent used them in years, but I think I want to get some and make something!

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  3. Omg I love these! I have used them many a time.

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  5. That is a sweet project! I hate to say it, but I don't remember ever having Shrinky Dinks. :(

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  6. Hello from your newest follower, over from the GFC blog hop. Awesome project, we used to play with Shrinky Dinks all the time when I was a kid.

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    Take care and have a wonderful Monday!

    Cindy
    cobalt moon jewelry

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  7. Love them...my grandaughter will love to make them with me. Thanks@

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  8. This is so interesting especially that little heart tool cut out. Thank You. Jerri Davis

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  9. What a great idea! I am always looking for something that I can do with my little niece when she comes to visit that doesn't involve crayons/markers/paint or play dough. We had this sort of thing when I was younger, but not with such a lovely, wearable outcome! Thanks.

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  11. I love these. I remember playing with them.

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