Did you make Shrinky Dinks as a kid? I recently made nearly free Shrinky Dinks with a few small groups at school and the kids loved the activity.
Cut in half, this cookie container provides a drawing space for two students. After the container is cut in half, the kids cut off the rough edges to make a flat square for drawing. We’ve been studying the cell cycle, so they drew and labeled the stages.
Mr. SP drilled a hole in each Shrinky Dink so that it could be hung by a string or worn as a necklace. Next time I will use a hole punch to punch the hole before baking.
I have enjoyed my two nearly free Shrinky Dink necklaces. I have used both of these stamps this month in agendas and to decorate papers with good grades. My students liked seeing the same stamp in necklace form.
This idea would be a fun way to make Christmas ornaments. A Shrinky Dink could be made using a child’s original artwork or by tracing a stamp like I did. I’m pretty sure that my students are going to want to keep making these. They were definitely a hit!
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