Shrinking Magic

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Shrinking plastic is fun. Not least because you can watch it curl and shrink but it can also produce endless hours of fun. You can make a labyrinth of items - Christmas decorations, key rings, jewellery, figures for role play, labels, puppets, to list a few.

The premise is that you work on a piece of thin but substantial plastic and when heated in an oven at 150 degrees for a matter of minutes, it shrinks by up to 7 times in density and size.

There are two types of plastic - smooth - which you can use permanent markers on or - sanded - which you use pencils crayons on. There are also great packs which have everything pre-printed - animals, princesses, football, pretty much anything. 

It's worth noting that you need to make holes in the plastic prior to baking to create holes later . This allows you to create a key ring, pendant, or even create a puppet with moving limbs by using split pins. 

Shopping List...

Shrinking plastic, permanent markers, pencil crayons, scissors, hole punch.

Additional extras - Key rings, ribbons, blu tack - helps to create stands for figures, brooch backs, glitter glue, split pins.