Parents probably remember the 1970s fad of cutting out plastic shapes, coloring them and shrinking the crafts in the oven. In a bid to revive the trend, Canadian-based Spin Master Toys recently released its "child-safe" Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker.
Shrinky Dinks has been a favorite arts and crafts product for over 38 years and part of American pop culture. "Of all of the Shrinky Dinks items produced over the years, nothing is as exciting as THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKY DINKS MAKER and I predict that it will be a sell-out during the holiday season," says Betty Morris, one of the originators of Shrinky Dinks.
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The Incredible Shrinky Dinks Refill - Crazy Cut Jewelry Kit by Big Time Toys. $12.95. Includes Rings, Bag Tag Chains and Cords for Making All Kinds of Cool Stuff!. Make Charm Bracelets, Rings & Bag Tags!. Includes Crazy Cut Scissors for cutting Crinkle Shapes & Edges. Everything you need to make bracelets, bag tags & more!. It's Easy! Just trace & color your Shrinky Dinks and pop them in The Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker (sold Separately) or your home oven...and watc...
After tracing, we moved onto coloring. The Shrinky Dinks maker came with three colored pencils which is really not enough to me. At least all the basic colors would have been better. My son colored the car and we cut it. By this time the Shrinky Dinks maker was hot enough to do its job. We put the shrinky dink on its tray and inserted it into the bay. After being inserted into the bay we watched through the viewing window on top to watch the shrinky dink shrink. After it was laying flat we pulled the timer back which sent the tray into the cooling drawer. I loved that the cooling drawer locks once the timer is set and doesn’t unlock until the timer stops.