Making a shrinkie


In this tutorial we’ll show you how to make a shrinkie!

Materials you’ll need

  • Shrinkie sheet – can be bought from most art shops
  • Pens or pencils
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • Oven


Watch our video for a step-by-step guide

  1. Decide what design you want to make. In our video, we’re making a key, but you can make anything you like. A flower? A tree? A character?
  2. Using a dark pen, sketch out the design of shrinkie you want to make, and colour it in. The colour will intensify when you shrink it!
  3. If you’re making a keyring, or would like to attach your shrinkie on to something, make sure to punch a hole.
  4. Now to the oven bit – make sure you have adult supervision for this bit!
  5. Preheat the oven to 160 Celsius, and bake your shrinkie on a tray for 1-3 minutes.
  6. At first the shrinkie will curl up, but then it will flatten out.
  7. Once it flattens back out, bake for 30 seconds more
  8. Remember it will be hot when it comes out of the oven – use an oven glove, and don’t peel it off straight away, mind your fingers!
  9. Once it’s cool, you can thread a string or keyring through your shrinkie 🙂

These tutorials are all issued under a CC-BY-SA licence. Please credit Boom Community Arts / Danielle Banks.

Author: lirazelf

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