Christmas Necklace Kids Craft
Are you looking for something fun for your kids to do over Christmas break? Do you remember making shrinky dinks when you were young? Well break out the same materials to help your kids make a cute Christmas Necklace!
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It’s Day 4 and we are sharing Kids Christmas Craft Ideas!
Shrinky Dink sheets in Frosted Ruff N Ready (available at Michael’s)
I actually used Aleene’s brand in opake
(According to Smithosian.org, “it’s the same stuff as recycled plastic #6, which is commonly used for those clear clamshell containers you see in cafeterias”)
Colored markers, colored pencils or acrylic paint
Tape the pattern under the plastic shrinky dink sheet. Make sure the sanded side of the plastic is up – that is the side you will be coloring on. If you are not using the Ruff N Ready you may have to sand one side of your material to color on.
Trace the Santa and reindeer pattern with colored markers or pencils. Then color or paint the entire character. On the brand I used, you don’t have to color the white parts because it turns out white. You might have to test your own material to find out.
Cut the extra plastic off your Santa and reindeer. Use the hole punch to punch a hole at the top of each.
Bake according to the directions on your package. For mine, I put them on a baking sheet and baked for 4 minutes at 275 degrees. I believe the shrinky dink brand requires higher heat. It is fun to watch them – they curl up while cooking then flatten out. Once they flatten they are ready to come out.
Let them cool. Add a jump ring to the hole then put the cord through the jump ring. Tie a square knot to hold the cord together.
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