What supplies do you need for Shrinky Dinks?

What supplies do you need for Shrinky Dinks?

To make DIY Shrinky Dinks, you’ll need:

  • a flat piece of #6 plastic.
  • permanent markers.
  • scissors.
  • parchment paper.
  • a sheet pan.
  • a hole puncher (optional)

Can you seal Shrinky Dinks with Mod Podge?

Mod Podge: Recommended by a couple of readers, but this was not tested as part of the lab. Nail Polish: Apparently works really well, but note that it can yellow over time.

How do you seal Shrinky Dink jewelry?

Here’s the process in a little more detail:

  1. Step 1: Cut out and color your shrink plastic. I use a standard hole punch for the holes.
  2. Step 2: Shrink them! I have used two different methods to shrink plastic.
  3. Step 3: Seal with embossing powder.
  4. Step 4: Let cool.
  5. Step 5: Add hardware.

Will #5 plastic shrink?

If you’re wondering can you use #5 plastic for making shrink plastic, unfortunately the answer is no. #6 plastic is the only plastic you can use. Polystyrene is used in rigid plastics as well as Styrofoam, which poses the question, Are Shrinky Dinks Safe?

How do you attach pins to Shrinky Dinks?


  1. Follow the instructions on the box for the Shrinky Dinks set.
  2. Draw your design onto the sheets (remember that it shrinks down by 1/2 – 2/3 its size)
  3. Get creative with your colors and outline color choices.
  4. Once it’s out of the oven and cool, glue a pin to the back.
  5. Repeat as many times as you want!

How do I make oven keychains?


  1. Preheat oven to 300-350 degrees F.
  2. Trace or freehand a design onto the film.
  3. Cut out your design with scissors or a craft knife.
  4. Use a hole punch to add hole for keyring PRIOR to baking.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 2-3 minutes.

Do Shrinky Dinks shrink?

Shrinky Dinks shrink to about 1/3 of their original size and get nine times thicker. It’s magic, people. The nice thing about Shrinky Dinks is that even though they get smaller and thicker, they’re still very lightweight. You also need to remember to punch your holes before baking your Dink.

Can you make Shrinky Dink jewelry with Sharpies?

This Shrinky Dink necklace was so easy! If you love Shrinky Dink jewelry, this is a fun project to try with Sharpies and stencils. I’ve been on a DIY jewelry kick for awhile, and I’ve had some shrink plastic in my stash for about six months that has been begging to be turned into something.

How can I use Shrinky Dinks to trace and color?

If the kids just want to trace and color a cute item such as our ice cream cone or mustache, download our Everyday Dishes & DIY Template printable, print on plain paper then use the Shrinky Dinks Crystal Clear pack to trace.

Can you print on Shrinky Dinks paper?

You can decide whether to print and bake or color your own using two different styles of Shrinky Dinks paper. If the kids are making jewelry using our fully-colored template, you’ll need a Shrinky Dinks Inkjet pack and inkjet printer to print our Everyday Dishes & DIY Artwork printable.

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