As you all know by now, crafting with my kids is one of my favorite pastimes. While Liam will humor me and get in the crafting spirit when I ask him to, Stella is my true crafter (her mantra is “crafting is my life!”)

When I was growing up, one of my favorite things was Shrinky Dinks – please tell me you remember Shrinky Dinks! Well, Stella and I decided to make our own DIY Shrinky Dinks for Parenting.com, and I wanted to give you a sneak peek at this tuTORIal…

Here’s what you need:

  • 6 disposable plastic containers (I got ours from the salad bar at our local grocery store – we used the lids)
  • Permanent marker (we used Sharpies)
  • Scissors
  • An oven (pre-heated to 350 degrees) and oven mitts
  • Aluminum foil
  • Any other accessories that you’ll want to use for your finished product (we used an old t-shirt to make a cuff bracelet)

For the step-by-step DIY Shrinky Dink tuTORial, check out Parenting.com.

What’s the latest craft that you’ve done with your kids?

And if there are other crafts that you want to learn how to do, request them in the comments section below, and I just might feature your craft request in my next tuTORIal!


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