Color and shrink woo hoo!

We were at Michaels the other day and my daughter spotted a small set of Valentine’s Day color and shrink sheets. Now when I was a girl I always wanted Shrinky Dinks. Oh how I remember those Saturday morning commercials calling my name! So, when my daughter asked if we could buy them, I joyfully and over excitedly said ABSOLUTELY! The 7 year old in me was over the moon. I may or may not have been jumping up and down as I answered. Here is our step by step with pics!

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Here is the little kit from Michaels! *The ball chain it came with is not included in the photo.

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Ready with my tools!….After you color the image you have to cut it out and punch a hole in it for stringing.

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Isn’t it so wonderfully magical to put these in the oven and watch them transform? It was so fun staring through the oven window with my daughter.

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The kit came with some ball chains.  Instead, I got some lovely bamboo chord and beeswax to run it through to make a lovely necklace.

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Voila! Isn’t it lovely?

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