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« on: September 04, 2003 08:18:02 PM »

I wanted create glass markers, but I wasn't too keen on the pewter charms so I made some from shrinky dink paper for inkjet printers.

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2003 09:34:38 PM »

what a great hostess gift!  Where did you buy the shrinky dink printer paper??
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2003 09:42:36 AM »

I got my shrinky dink paper at


they have a bunch of cheesy kits, but if you dig enough, you can get to the inkjet shrinky dink paper.  I'm planning on using it the next time I need a new pet tag (my cats destroy their collars and tags on a regular basis).  

I'm also contemplating making something for my brother brother with all of his school pictures (25 five years later, the goofy first grade picture with the Prince Valiant outfit is so adorable...his fashion sense is very retro so I bet he misses that sweater in a big way).  I'm a little lost on what to do.  I thought about a chess set (first grade = pawns, etc), but I'm not really sure how well that would work.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2003 11:33:53 AM »

I happened upon my paper at Hobby Lobby.  I got 6 sheets for about $9.  I saw the paper at the above mentioned site but with shipping it would have been more than this stuff.

From an email to Avery, I learned they discontinued the paper for the US.  They did give me a couple of companies to call and see if they still have any in stock.  If you are interested, PM me since I don't have the info handy at the moment.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2003 06:02:47 PM »

Hey - just bought the shrink paper at my Hobby Lobby - 6 sheets for $3.99. just wondering, is there is big difference in the brands eg higher price = better quality?

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2003 05:11:44 AM »

At first I picked up a $4 pack, but it was just for use with markers, crayons or stamps and it came in white, clear or black.

I wanted shrinky dink paper to use with my inkjet printer, which is why it cost a bit more.  

The brand I bought and prices

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2003 08:34:27 PM »

You can also make Shrinky Dinks by sanding down plastic (look for recycleable code #6)--or the kind of plastic used for salad take out containers.

-sand both sides evenly
-put on top of any drawing you want to trace or draw something freehand
-put on foil, and put them in the oven or toaster oven on low heat. Watch them shrink up just like shrinky dinks!

Ideally do this in an oven or toaster oven with a window so that you can pull them out as soon as they shrink, besides, that's half the fun !:)
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2003 08:37:13 PM »

oh! i forgot to mention that you can just use standard colored pencils to put your design on them! Smiley

once you're done you can glue them onto a pinback, or punch holes in them before baking to make necklaces, keychains, or charms. its a really simple way to make personalized fun gifts or party favors.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2004 05:24:04 PM »

wow that's soooo cute! i want one that says bad kitty on it!

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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2004 09:05:27 AM »

some i made...


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