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DIY Shrink Art

August 15, 2016

Did you know you can make Shrink Art out of recycled grocery containers? So basically, free shrink art! We printed out free coloring sheet designs to follow for our pieces and colored them with permanent markers. 



plastic container
Cut out a piece of flat plastic from the container. 

Trace pattern

trace and trim
Trim out design.


Color your design and punch a hole.

Place in oven or toaster oven. I used 250 degrees for about a minute.
Yes, I need to clean that toaster oven obviously!!!

shrunk plastic
Finished shrinking. I had to flatten by pushing on it a bit with a hot pad, it didn't totally get flat - better next time!

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I had no idea you could do this with those containers. My granddaughter would love this. I see a craft project in our future!

Awww I love that shrink art! Do you think it works with children on a birthday-party (Age: 5 - 6 years)?

Wait, Number 6 plastic? (Polystyren)
I thougt it would be toxic, if heating...
Have you ever tried or do you think, it´s also possible to use number 1? (Polyethylene) or maybe Polypropylene?


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