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Q: What are Shrinky Dinks?
A: Shrinky Dinks are popular arts-and-crafts plastic sheets that people use to create designs. They saw great popularity with children in the 1980s.
Q: Can you use markers on Shrinky Dinks?
A: Draw, trace or copy an image onto a Shrinky Dinks plastic sheet. Shrinky Dinks are usually sold as 8-inch by 10-inch plastic sheets. Use colored pencils, markers, and ink on Shrinky Dinks. Use the colored pencil on the rough side of the sheets, and use Sharpie or permanent marker on the smooth side.
Q: How do you make Shrinky Dinks with plastic sheets?
A: If you have a Shrinky Dinks plastic sheet, create a design on the rough side of the sheets, or use permanent marker to decorate the smooth side. Cut the design into your preferred shape, then lay your shrinky dink on an aluminum-lined baking tray, rough-side-up.
Q: Can you use oil on Shrinky Dinks?
A: Some Shrinky Dinks come pre-cut and with designs already outlined on them, and others will just be the plastic sheets. Don’t use oily or waxy substances like crayons or oil paint on Shrinky Dinks because they will melt in high heat.