Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shrinky Dink Life

I love shrinky dinks!
Here are some bracelets in the process of being created....first, I cut out some shapes from the shrinky dink plastic....these are about 2 inches in diameter.....I color them in with colored pencils while the oven is warming up....I put it on at 375....good and hot! I think pre-heating is essential for good shrinkage!
Here they are all in a swirl and out of the oven....it only takes a minute or two....don't walk away!
When I was posting this, it reminded me of those Gumpy/claymation TV shows that I watched as a kid.....The shrinky dinks would pop out of the oven and jump on the table and form a spiral and go around and around.....

And then group back together.....all shrunk and happy....


and packaged into little bracelets to sell at the Farmer's Market on Saturday! Yippeee! By the way, we are honored to have a claymation master coming to Nantucket....the one and only Ken Brown will be at NISDA in August and Nantucket Bookworks will be sponsering a booksigning on August 6 at NISDA....If you're around, come and join us!



5 comments:

Marnie said...

fun - looks like candy -

Mama de Saga said...

I love my shrinky dink bracelet. How was the market this weekend?

Mama de Saga said...

I just tagged you for 6 random things. Enjoy!

Jessica said...

I completely forgot about shrinky dinks until recently when I was cleaning the basement and found them!

pve design said...

me too, I love shrinky dink, spyro gyro and those petal dipped flowers - and also e-z bake oven and lite bright!
all lovely childhood fun things to do and make!
yours make me smile!