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Homemade shrinky dinks



  • aluminum foil
  • scissors
  • sandpaper
  • clear plastic lids ( recycle code #6 ) deli container lids
  • colored pencils / permanent markers
  • hot pad
  • toaster oven / oven
  • cookie sheet



-- Line cookie sheet with foil

-- If using toaster oven layer foil so it is thick and sturdy

-- Have children decorate the plastic lid

-- Allow children to use stencils if they prefer

-- Have children cut out their design

-- Sand the edges with sandpaper

-- Preheat oven to 350*

-- Place on foil and heat in oven for about 10 min.

Watch closely….   Once it shrinks remove from oven


(If left too long it will burn)


250* toast setting (toaster oven)

Glow in the dark shrink dinks
  • glow in the dark paint ( Wal-Mart carries it)
  • paint brush

-- After baking shrink dinks paint a caot of glow in the dark paint on the bottom of it

-- Let dry

-- Expose to bright light

** It is recommended on the underside if it has a lot of clear spaces

** If not try putting it on the edges as an outline





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