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An easy-peasy, shrinky dink ring!
I found some time to do a tutorial! Yay! It's quite straight forward, but if you need some help don't hesitate to message me.

If you're wondering what the writing says on the ring:
Do you know why snow is white? It's because it's forgotten the color it once was. -C.C (from the anime CODE GEASS)

***UPDATE***
OMG, much thanks to CO+K for featuring my dinky little project! I never would have thought I would get featured and yet here it is! I am so very honored! Thanks to all who have faved it and viewed it! :)

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  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Ring Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, you need to measure your finger to find its circumference.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Ring Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Different brands of shrink plastic have different shrink rates, sorry I don't really know how to put it. XD

    Plastics could shrink to either 1/2 or 1/3 of its starting size. I recommend baking a guinea pig piece of plastic first to find out how much it shrinks.

    If it shrinks to 1/2 its size, use two lengths the circumference of your finger. If it shrinks to 1/3 use three lengths.

    You can decide how wide you want it.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Ring Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    You should out your design on a piece of paper before hand. You don't want random pencil line on your ring.

    ***IMPORTANT***
    Don't use oil-based paints or crayons; they will catch fire! D: Sharpies, colored pencils, and acrylic paints are all good! :)

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Ring Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then, just copy your design onto the frosted side of the shrink plastic.

    ***IMPORTANT***
    If you're gonna have words on it, just remember to write the words and letters backwards so that it appears the right way on the finished ring.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Ring Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully cut out the strip of plastic.

    ***IMPORTANT***
    When you cut, remember to round out the corners. If you leave them sharp then they will be pointy and could hurt you after you bake them.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Ring Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now, time to bake! Set your oven at about 350 F/177 C. I suggest that you bake on a napkin of sorts. It will come in handy in the next steps.

    ***IMPORTANT***
    Make sure you watch the plastic the whole time! I will not be responsible for any fires! D:

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Ring Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    For this step, YOU MUST WORK QUICKLY!
    Once it flattens, take it out of the oven and wrap it around an object that is about the circumference of your finger. Wrap it so that the shiny side is facing up AKA facing you.

    **TIP**
    If you have baked on a napkin, you can use it to help you wrap the plastic. It will prevent you from burning your fingers

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Ring Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    If you make a mistake, no problem! Just pop it back into the oven, wait for it to flatten and re-wrap!

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Ring Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    After it cools, TADA! You have an awesome new ring!

    Good Luck! :)

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Sherri B.
Sherri B. · 6 projects
Awesome project! I have clear shrinks dink plastic that I didn't
Know what to do with. Now I can try making a variety
Of rings. Maybe bracelets! I'm a crafty person but I'm
Glad there's always others that are better than me so I can
Learn new and awesome things. Thanks again!
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Kayleigh B.
Kayleigh B. · 2 projects
How did you put the paper design onto the shrinky dink plastic?!? Thanks for the tutorial!!! I had shrinky dink plastic and i didn't know what to make out of it(I got six peices)! Thank you now i might not have any!
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Mousey
Mousey · Parañaque, Metro Manila, PH · 85 projects
I wanna try this! Happy So cute! Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
still stuned of your great tute's , well done !!!
like your design still and congreatulations of the futering of your featuring !!!!!!
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Melissa H.
Melissa H. · 38 projects
oh also on the plastic, recyclable number six works the same as shrink plastic. i made a bracelet version of this with the bottom of a food container from an Italian restaurant.
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Amie D.
Amie D. · Oxford, England, GB · 44 projects
Emi-chan c. Hobby Craft if you are in the uk, its called shrinkies the brand Happy
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~:.:Emlyn:.:~
~:.:Emlyn:.:~ · 7 projects
This is really awesome, I would make this right now but I have no idea where to get the ingridients, where can I buy the plastic from?
Kayleigh B.
Kayleigh B. · 2 projects
michaels ussually has it...they come in packs of 6, 10, and 20 sheets
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Rhibi
Rhibi · Ghan, Northern Territory, AU · 27 projects
this is cool, I must get some of this shrink plastic.

It's not sold in my town as I have looked for it. Are there any brand that you recommend as I will probably have to ebay it?
Kayleigh B.
Kayleigh B. · 2 projects
michaels ussually sells it
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debbie m.
debbie m.
Oh, this is just in time for my daughter's school holidays!! She lurves stuff like this, thank you!!
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