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Big Fun With Shrinky Dinks


By Prev Info - September 06, 2022

Creativebug published a workshop on Shrinky Dink jewelry that lit me up with ideas and inspiration. I’ve loved Shrinky Dinks for years without realizing all the things you can do with them.


Shrinky Dink projects are easy enough for children (with adult supervision) but still sophisticated enough to challenge adults. Plus, the process is magical. As the dink heats up, it twists and curls, then flattens out again. The finished piece is one-third the size but nine times the thickness of the original. I could try to figure out how that works, but I’d rather spend my time drawing dinks.

Big Fun With Shrinky Dinks

Robot magnets.

Big Fun With Shrinky Dinks

Bear buttons.

Big Fun With Shrinky Dinks

Big Fun With Shrinky Dinks

Fish earrings.

Big Fun With Shrinky Dinks

Big Fun With Shrinky Dinks

Queen of Hearts brooch.

Big Fun With Shrinky Dinks

Big Fun With Shrinky Dinks

An occasional failure shouldn’t dampen your enthusiasm. Just try again.


If you’re looking for some crafty fun for your kids–or yourself–check out the Shrinky Dink jewelry workshop and all the other fantastic kids crafts workshops on Creativebug.


One thing:  this kind of fun is addictive.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.






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