Friday, January 2, 2009

I just cant believe it!!!! Look at this!!!!

I was looking at crafty sites last night and WOW... look what others have found out! 
Did you know that the #6 clear plastic is shrinky-dink material?
If you are using colored pencils to color the plastic, you must rough up the smooth surface.

I used a heat tool to "shirnk" the plastic, but you can in an oven too.

So sorry about the blur, but you can get an idea of the shrinkage...I used a rubber stamp for this charm.

I made a ring by forming the strip around a glue stick and then placing another charm on top... too easy and cute!

These are some of the items I made in about 5 minutes... and my boys are really having a great time with this new found craft!


Karen said...

Oh, this is so very cool! I had no idea!

We can no longer recycle #6s, so this would be a fun re-use for them.

Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Lisa said...


I remember that stuff as a kid. As far as settling into WI. Somedays yes, other days no. David is on a call list to back home to Massachusetts. And hopefully another list in Eau Claire area. But we aren't certain on that one yet. I'm getting use to the drive there but it is still hard for the kids to have friends that are an hour away. The choir we joined is helping us hang on and make do with small town life. The church kids are still not friendly, despite our efforts. So we've given up on that mostly.

Dakotapam said...

Too cool! I just got a container of nuts that will be perfect for this!

I left you an award at my place!

rainydaymichele said...

That's too cool! My C will love this.

Totallyscrappy said...

How cool is that?