I found out about Shrinky Dink two weeks ago when browsing Pinterest and immediatialy thought that using it would be a perfect fit for Share a Rainbow Day ideas!
I've never tried it before as I can't remember having it in my country, Brazil, when I was a kid. WOW! To watch that piece of shrink plastic into the oven getting smaller and harder and then becoming a 3D trinket to treasure forever it's soooooo fun!
To celebrate Share a Rainbow Day, I created a kawaii inspired rainbow clip art to be downloaded for free!
Supplies Needed (Affiliate links for your convenience):
Shrink Dink sheets
Neon Pencil set
Moonlight Gelly Roll
Click HERE to download the Shrinky Dink Template
How to prepare:
Print out the template.
After printing it, trace the outlines with a fine tip Sharpie.
I filled in all of the details with different supplies (check out pictures). Each brand/type has different instructions about the best side to paint.
|Painted with Moonlight Gelly Roll|
|Painted with Neon pencil|
Once the paint was completely dry, I used scissors to cut out my rainbows. When cutting out images, leave a little extra space around your designs for shrinking. To make charms or jewelry, use a hole punch to make a hole at the top of your design before baking.
Instructions on how to bake can be found on the product package.
Then have fun sharing your rainbow Shrinkies! Some ideas: give to friends, prepare necklaces, leve them on tress, inside library books, snail mail them to a friend!
To download the tags to leave along with your rainbows,
For more ideas, follow Instagram Word Rocks Project or Share a Rainbow Day or our brand new Facebook page Craft with a Purpose - where art meets kindness