How do you make Shrinky Dinks for Christmas ornaments?

How do you make Shrinky Dinks for Christmas ornaments?

Pin How to make shrinky dink ornaments:

  1. Draw with permanent markers on plastic cups. (Remember that they have to be Polar brand!)
  2. Hole punch the cup.
  3. Place on cookie sheet and put in 250° oven.
  4. Turn the oven light on and watch until the cup shrinks down to a flat circle.
  5. Thread a string through the hole and hang.

Can you print on Shrinky Dink paper?

With the ability to print with an inkjet printer on both sides of the Shrinky Dink paper, your experience will propel you past your colored pencil past. If you are unsure what Shrinky Dinks are, you are in for a good time.

How do you make shrink plastic ornaments?


  1. Using permanent markers, trace and color on the shrink plastic.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil and heat oven to 325F.
  3. Cut out shapes and punch a hole, if desired.
  4. Bake in oven for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.

How do you transfer photos to Shrinky Dinks?

How to Print on Shrinky Dink

  1. Create images on your computer. Photo images work well.
  2. Print the images. Ink jet and bubble jet printers must be used.
  3. Cut out the images. It is not possible to cut the images after it has baked; they will be too thick.
  4. Bake the images. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Can you use washable markers on Shrinky Dinks?

What materials can I use to color my shrinky dinks? Graphite/#2 pencils, colored pencils, & permanent markers work best. Stay away from crayons, oil pastels, paints, ink pens, and washable markers.

How do you melt plastic cups for ornaments?


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place your baking sheet in the oven.
  3. Once your cups have melted flat remove them from your oven.
  4. They only take about a minute to cool down once you remove them from the oven.
  5. Decorate your ornaments with permanent metallic markers.

Can you put shrink paper in printer?

Print on either side of the shrink plastic sheet both sides of the shrink plastic are inkjet coated. If you do not like your printout just wash the printed side and let the sheet dry and it will ready for printing. Once printed, place the Inkjet Shrink Sheets on a flat surface overnight to let the ink set.

Can Cricut cut shrink plastic?

Shrink plastic has long been a favorite material of mine, especially when you pair it with the Cricut Explore Air machine. Yep, that’s right! The Explore Air will easily cut “Shrinky Dink” plastic, and the possibilities are endless!

Can you use Crayola colored pencils on Shrinky Dinks?

Can you use Crayola on Shrinky dinks? Using Crayolas on Shrinky dinks is discouraged because the product is too oily and runs when heated in the oven. But the twistable crayon pencils work great. Crayola makes a great quality product in these crayon pencils.

Can you put glitter on Shrinky Dinks?

Seal and Embellish – Once your Shrinky Dinks have cooled it’s time to seal them so that the colored pencil does not rub off. I used my favorite sealant and sprayed one layer over the designs. To add extra sparkle, use glitter glue on the smooth side of your finished design.