Remember Shrinky Dinks? I’m betting you do, and that you loved them as much as I did. Now, what if I told you that the same Shrinky Dinks you adored as a child have gone 3D? Say it with me, “yesssss!”
To achieve these 3D results you don’t need special tools, glasses, or a high tech machine, you just need an oven, a pair of scissors, some vibrant pencils or markers, and your imagination. Just like the original, you simply trace, cut, bake and shrink to create your customized toys!
Simply by utilizing flat pieces of baked Shrinky Dinks that have been notched to slip together, you can now create interlocking Shrinky Dink figures that can stand, pose, and play. Yes, the technology may be simple, but it certainly goes a long way in bringing your pieces to life and making them something you can play with well after the art supplies are put away.
These 3D kits come in a variety of themes, including fairy princesses, dinosaurs, space, zoo animals and more. We got to try out the fairy kit these past few rainy weeks of spring and fell in love. The kit came with 10 sheets of 5”x8” Shrinky Dink magic material and tracing sheets to design our own figures, accessories and more to our heart’s desire.
Not only are Shrinky Dinks incredibly fun for a variety of ages, which makes them perfect for when you’re entertaining a gaggle of children, they are also fun for the supervising adults. Like the original, you are only limited by your imagination when designing your own Shrinky Dinks and 3D figures. Want your dinosaur to wear a crown or your princess to wear galoshes? No problem!
Probably the thing I love best about Shrinky Dinks as art projects is that they are so open-ended. Besides tracing the pre-designed images, you can easily modify the designs or you can simply use the leftover pieces on each page to create your own designs in addition to the ones included. But, the second best thing about Shrinky Dinks is that they are incredibly easy to use, minimally messy, and easy to clean up.
This creativity-inspiring design and ease of cleanup makes them one of the best art projects you can do with kids right before nap time or dinner time. You can simply let them go wild creating and then bake their masterpieces to have them cooled in time for after nap or after dinner play.
Whether you are planning a craft time, group play date or planning ahead with fun rainy day activities, Shrinky Dinks in 3D are great thing to have on hand. They are 100% American made, as well as fun, safe and non-toxic, which means they are a mom approved way to allow children to express their creativity and explore their imaginations!
Fun fact: Did you know that Shrinky Dinks have been in outer space? They were sent up in the space shuttle Atlantis in 2000 as part of a science experiment to see if a Shrinky Dink would shrink in the extreme temperature changes!
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On May 24th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn via Random.org, announced here and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US Addresses.
Winner! This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to: #57 Miss Spoken said... 2/Subscriber
A big thank you to BSW Toys who provided the sample for review as well as a giveaway to our fabulous readers. All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.