Christmas Wonderful: Shrinky Dink Ornaments

We’re the girls from Eighteen25
and we are so happy to be participating in Design Dazzle’s Christmas Wonderful series again this year.
Some of our all-time favorite projects are ones we have made with our kids and this one was no exception…
(and if you’ve never played with shrink film – this is a must!!)
Shrinky Dink Ornaments featured on Design Dazzle
Supplies to make ornaments with Shrinky Dink featured on Design Dazzle
• plain paper
• Shrink film (found at Jo-Ann’s)
• very fine sand paper
• markers or colored pencils
• fine tip sharpie
• hole punch
• twine, string or ribbon 
• cut your paper and shrink film in half, so they are 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
• lightly sand the shrink film in diagonal strokes.
• have the kiddos sketch their pictures on to the plain paper.
• when they’re happy with their drawing, place the sanded shrink film on top and trace or color the picture on to there. and then go over the lines with the sharpie.
• if you want to trace a picture (from your favorite book or movie case) you can just place the shrink film over it and trace away.
• have the kids write their name and the year on their artwork. (you’ll be glad you did)
• punch a hole at the top of the film.
• now comes the cool part… bake the shrink film. you can follow the directions on the package. we found that baking at 320 degrees worked best.
• cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the shrink film on top.
• keep an eye on the sheets. they’ll curl up and then slowly flatten back out. as soon as they flatten back out, remove them from the oven and, if needed, flatten some more with a spatula.
• once they have cooled, string your twine through the hole and they’re ready to hang.
Christmas Ornaments featured on Design Dazzle
these just make me smile!!
check out our other kid’s ornaments…
handprint snowman ornaments self portrait ornaments
thanks for having us again this year!!
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Thank you so much for sharing, ladies! Kids are going to love making these!
Christmas Wonderful runs until mid-December. Check back for more great ideas like this one.  🙂

Posted on November 15, 2012
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas

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  1. Lauren says:
    November 15, 2012

    What a cool idea that kids can do to make Christmas ornaments.

  2. Daisy Liddell says:
    November 18, 2012

    Oh my! This is a perfect idea for kids! I love this stuff so much and I'm pretty sure my 8-year old princess would love this, too!

  3. DanaDid says:
    November 28, 2012

    Do you know if you can use this technique with photos instead of drawings? Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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    November 29, 2012

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