Shrinky Dinks

Here’s my fun project of the week. Shrinky Dinks! I bought a package of assorted Shrinky Dinks plastic and have been making little bones and a caffeine molecule for good measure. The almond colored plastic looks really nice for bones. The shrink to about 30% of the original size.  Drawing on the plastic with permanent ink pens results in nice dark and solid lines. Perfect for little pen and ink illustrations. I’m going to have fun with these. I’ll have to think of a real project to use for them. Skull earrings anyone?

Here are the scapulae before they went in the oven.

Shrink action!

All done! Look how tiny they got.