As Seen on TV Shrinky Dink Flower Pins

by jennifer

I’ve always loved Shrinky Dinks and the mysterious way they shrink and thicken up when you bake them in the oven. So when I decided to do a pincushion project for this week’s “Take Five & Company” craft segment, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to incorporate Shrinky Dinks.

So I bought a 10-sheet pack in frosted white, got out my Sharpie markers and started drawing simple flowers that measured about 3/4″ on the sanded side of the plastic.

You can see a before and after baking flower comparison stuck into the yellow pincushion my friend Debbie made pictured at the top of this post.

Next, I cut them out and poked straight pins through the middle of each flower with the shiny sides facing up. Then I loaded them onto a cookie sheet and baked them for about a minute on 350 degrees. (When the plastic melts they will curl up, then straighten out. Remove the tray from oven as soon as this happens.)

It’s been a while since I’ve played with Shrinky Dinks, and I’m happy to report that they still rock!

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