This year for my Mother-in-Law's birthday, my daughter really wanted to make her present. We spent hours pouring over Pinterest and couldn't find anything my daughter thought was the right present to make. We pulled out the Shrinky Dinks to make something else, when she asked if we could make Grandma a necklace that she drew. It was absolutely perfect. She could draw pictures of them together and we could easily turn it into jewelry.
- Shrinky Dinks
- An Oven preheated to 325
- a hole punch
- a necklace chain
Put your pieces on a paper bag and then on a cookie sheet. Place in the oven for 1-3 minutes. The charms will start to shrink and then they will fold over on themselves. Don't freak out, they will unfold again. The charms are done about 30 seconds after they unfold again. One of my pieces didn't unfold all the way so I pulled it out of the oven and place a hot pad over it and flattened it with the palm of my hand before it cooled.
Thread a chain through the charms and you have a darling, personalized necklace that your child will be thrilled to give to their grandma.