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DIY Shrinky Dink Keychains

Hello gardeners! Today Gardener Kelsey is featuring a nostalgic, fun and creative craft that is fun for gardeners of all ages. Our DIY Shrinky Dink Keychains Craft is as an awesome way to show your #PullYourWeeds® spirit or simply to decorate your backpack for the upcoming school year. Shrinkable plastic is a wonderful craft medium. Encourage your creativity with a variety of design options with an array of cool designs to color, bake, and shrink... gardeners can let their imaginations run wild! Scroll down to watch the video & scroll all the way down to download your Gardening Tool Badge for this activity!

DIY Shrinky Dinks Has Gardener Roots In:

-Encourages Creativity

-Minimal Materials Required

-Fun For Gardeners Of All Ages

-Fosters Focusing Skills

-Screen Free Activity

-A Positive Way To Redirect Thoughts

-Crafting Promotes Relaxation

-Great For A Handmade Gift

Gardener Kelsey's Tip: You CAN use plastic #6 from recycled takeout containers- however in her experience, they don't shrink quite as well as if you buy the shrinky dink paper from a craft store.

how to make your own shrinky dinks

After drawing on the rough side of the shrinky dink paper using sharpies, colored pencils or paint pens - cut out your designs and hole punch wherever you are going to attach your keychain ring.

DIY Shrinky Dink Keychains- craft for families

Preheat oven to 325ºF and put shrinky dinks on a cookie sheet. Bakefor 1-5 minutes depending on oven heat- ours started to shrink around the 1 minute mark and were fully done by the 2 minute mark. The design will curl as it shrinks, then it will flatten - once the design FLATTENS, bake for an additional 15-30 seconds and then remove from the oven. Let them cool for a few minutes before removing from the sheet.

fun craft for kids and adults- diy shrink dinks

If you chose to make a keychain, grab your key chain and feed it through the hole punch. add on to your backpack and enjoy! OR if you don't make a hole - use them to decorate your desk, a window, etc!


DIY Shrinky Dink Keychains gardening Tool Badge

Hey gardeners, did you do make our DIY Shrinky Dinks Keychains? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'DIY Shrinky Dinks Keychains' Gardening Tool Badge'!

--> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet

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