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Recycled Art
You can make your own shrinky dinks!

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Posted by Karen B. from United States, United States • Published See Karen B.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a charms. Turn Garbage Into Shrinky Dinks - Step 1
    Step 1

    First get an old cheap plastic food container. The recycle symbol should be on the bottom.

  • How to make a charms. Turn Garbage Into Shrinky Dinks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the center.

  • How to make a charms. Turn Garbage Into Shrinky Dinks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using markers draw a picture on the plastic. Try to avoid letting your hand touch the wet image.

  • How to make a charms. Turn Garbage Into Shrinky Dinks - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out the image.

  • How to make a charms. Turn Garbage Into Shrinky Dinks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place in a pre-heated oven at 250 degrees fahrenheit. The plastic will curl and move in the over. ****WAIT until it flattens out to remove from the oven***

  • How to make a charms. Turn Garbage Into Shrinky Dinks - Step 6
    Step 6

    Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

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Panda-Goes-Rawr
Panda-Goes-Rawr · 5 projects
YAY!!!!!!! I love this! I used to use shrinky dinks all the time, but it was to darn expensive Happy
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Cuppycake
Cuppycake · 1 project
awesomeeeeeee! i loved shrinky dinks i had a whole pack but they ran out cant wait to try this wiht me and my sis
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MaybeAViking
MaybeAViking · 16 projects
What recycle number is it?
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Karen B.
Karen B. · United States, US · 4 projects
no it will not damage the pan. But if you are worried it might you can put foil down on the sheet.
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[dancing*in*the*rain*]
[dancing*in*the*rain*] · Seattle, Washington, US · 28 projects
will it damage the pan?
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Dayi
Dayi · Vega Alta, Vega Alta, PR · 9 projects
LOVE IT! Idon't have to buy shrinky dinks again lol..
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Korii L.
Korii L. · 7 projects
This is great! Thanks for the upload!
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Reidergirl
Reidergirl · Blackburn, England, GB
can you do this using a heatgun?
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cupcake gangster
cupcake gangster · 64 projects
i have been colllecting #6 now that i FINALLY found what it is! for me & my daughter to do the homemade shrinky dinks thing but your using what # recycle plastic #? #5? what other #'s can use besides #6 ? thank u Happy
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Kira L.
Kira L. · 2 projects
O.M.G That is great does the plastic have to have the recycle symbol on the bottom??
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