Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thank You, Shrinky Dinks

It had been a great spring break, but by Thursday I was running out of steam and stuck at home with one sick kid. Time to pull out the Shrinky Dinks! We experimented with using colored pencils vs. permanent markers. The verdict: markers smeared a bit but left a smooth color, pencils were easier to draw with but left a texture on the finished product. Dora chose to trace from a book, Theo came up with his own ideas. It goes without saying that the best part was watching them bake in the oven. At the end of the day ... two hours spent Shrinky Dinking. YES!

Waiting ...

and waiting ...

Admiring the finished product. (Note the window stickers that were our winter break project.)

1 comment:

  1. So glad to know that they still make these. Too bad more adults can't get giddy with excitement just looking in an oven.