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Shrink Art

 

Shrink Art is an amazing craft activity that mesmerizes and amazes the child in all of us........ You start with a clear sheet of Shrink Art plastic, sand it with a sanding block, then either trace or draw an outline...... depending on how talented you are!!   Once this is done colour in using good quality colouring pencils. Do not use wax based products or crayons as they will cause a fire. Only colour lightly as when the design shrinks the colours become darker.  Some of the specialty Shrink Art papers allows for the use of permanant markers, inks and paint.........and some even allows for printing of photos for inclusion in your designs.

Once the designs are finished cut out in the shape you wish the finished product to be don't forget to put a hole in at this stage or you will have a fridge magnet!!  If you want a square etc round the corners for safety.  Adults should supervise the use of scissors...... if fine detail is required use embroidery scissors to save tearing  the plastic.

The next stage is to shrink the design in the oven this stage should be supervised .......

Kids Make It ...Adults Bake It

Of course this is the exciting part so make an off limits area that only the baker can enter and allow the children to witness their own design being shrunk from outside this safety zone.  Remember the designs are hot when they leave the oven so use of oven mits is advised.  At this stage the design can be molded....... for example if you have made a flag by sitting the design over a pencil you will get a wave effect.

It's as easy as.........Sand It...... Trace It....... Colour It......... Trim It....... Bake It

 

All instructions and hints are included in the kits.

Shrink Sheets

150mm x 210mm

 Shrink Plain $0.60 each   

 Shrink Printed $4.80 set of 6 different designs as below

Printed Sheet Design

 

Design 1

 

Design 2

 

Design 3

 
 
Design 4 Design 5 Design 6  
       

 

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