One of Jack’s Christmas presents was a “Dinosaur Shrinkles” Set. I had no idea what this was, but he was nagging me to have a go at it with him, so we opened it up to see.
It turns out that shrinkles are pretty cool! Basically there are pictures printed on some semi laminated paper that shrink and get fatter when you put them in the oven and then you can make them into magnets, or keyrings or jewellery etc..
The set was good – it came with 2 sheets of dinosaur shrinkles, colouring pencils, a couple of smaller blank pieces of shrinkle paper – I guess to make up your own designs, and various accessories for making keyrings etc.
Jack started off colouring in the pictures, with help from myself and Rachel.
They should be “cooked” at approx 175°C for a few minutes, until they have shrunk by approximately 7 times and also gone about 7 times thicker. They are ready to come out when they are flat with no bubbles – this is not as easy as it sounds!!
Daddy and the children also had fun shrinking crisp packets!
We made fridge magnets, a key ring and a badge with our first shrinkles, and we still have plenty more pictures and accessories for more shrinking fun.