DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Valentine's Day Shrinky Dinks
Valentine's Day Shrinky Dinks

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

I've made a few Valentine's Day themed shrinky dink patterns for you to enjoy.  They make great like necklace or keychain swaps to give to your friends!

If you ever want to make your own shrinky dink patterns, four to six images per page works out to be about the right size for necklaces or keychains.  The images shrink to 1/3 of their original size.



Valentine's Day template

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Notes:  You can buy all sorts of odd things like special shrinky dink markers and a special oven (that looks a bit like an easy bake oven).  But I find pencil crayons, a aluminum foil pie plate and my oven work just fine.  Please don't use water soluble markers or wax crayons to color the shrinky dinks ...  They don't work.  Regular school pencil crayons do work just fine.

Note from a viewer:
"Another thing that works great for the Shrinky Dinks instead of the oven is a craft heat gun.  I've used that and it works really good!"
Thanks for the tip Deb!

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