PJ and I were working on some Mother’s/Father’s Day gifts when he decided that he wanted to do it himself. So I asked him if he just wanted to draw instead. While I was finishing up the project we started, he tried to get my attention. Cue the “mommy, mommy, mom, mom, mom.” I looked over at him and he exclaimed: “I drew a smiley!”. I had never seen him actually draw a smiley face before, so I knew I had to capture it!
We were working with shrink plastic/film so I knew exactly what I could do!
All you need is your little ones artwork
Shrink film (I found mine on amazon)
I placed a sheet of shrink film over PJ’s artwork and just traced over it, trying to copy the exact lines he made and the ways his hands moved.
I then cut out around the design. I knew I wanted it to be a keychain so I hole punched the design BEFORE I baked it. I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper so that my shapes wouldn’t stick and I also put parchment paper over them so they wouldn’t stick together while they were shrinking. I baked my shapes according to the directions and this is how they turned out! I think it is so stinking cute! I gave this set to my parents and it was an instant treasure! Since I ended up with 50 sheets of shrink plastic my mind is already spinning on what I can make! I’m thinking earrings, jewelry, keychains, gift tags, Christmas Ornaments…the sky is the limit!
What would you make if you had over 50 sheets of shrink plastic?