STEP 1: Mix one part resin with one part hardener into the silicone cup. Stir thoroughly to combine together. STEP 2: In a separate plastic cup (included with the supply kit) sprinkle in glitter (or whatever add-ins you’e using.. Then pour in the resin mix. Last, add in a few drops of dye.
Shrinky Dinks® consist of thin, flexible sheets of polystyrene, a common polymer. Prior to heating, the thin, flexible sheets can be colored and cut into shapes.
Put the cut out plastic shape into the crockpot. If the crockpot is fully hot, it will begin to shrink right in front of you—it will curl, fold up a bit and create either jubilance or tears. … If the crockpot isn’t fully heated, it will take longer.
Better known as polystyrene or Styrofoam, No. 6 plastics are found in disposable plates and cups, meat trays, egg cartons, carry-out containers, aspirin bottles and compact disc cases. … Number 6 plastics have also become notorious for being one of the most difficult plastics to recycle.
Mix 15 ml total of the Resin Obsession super clear resin (resin + hardener). You don’t need much for this first layer of resin. You only want enough to fill the paw pads plus a little bit more.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Trace or freehand draw anything using permanent markers. Remember that the item will shrink to about 1/3 of the size, so don’t make anything too small. Below is a picture of what I traced, and how small it turned out after shrinking!
Our pigment of choice for Shrinky Dinks would be permanent markers (sharpies). They work well for a variety of ages and are ready to roll straight out of the package.
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). … 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.
Many shrink wrap films do give off toxic fumes when heated. Usually very small amounts of molecules that break down quickly. You’ll have to go to the manufacturer of the particular brand you use to get the chemical information. I wouldn’t worry about it unless you do a LOT of wrapping.
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