Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas (Holiday) Ornament From The Newborn Baby

The Shrinky Dink Christmas (Holiday) Ornaments

Looking for a cheap and easy Christmas (Holiday) gift your kids can do?  ...or you can do for your kids? 
Well this one is for any age group

Supplies you will need:
Pack of Shrinky Plastic (I get a 8.5x11 pack of 6 for about 3.50 at Pat Catans Craft Store)
You can get it here online
(There are a ton of craft idea's there too)
 Hole Punch 3mm (you can use the hole punch that is from the 3-hole punch (the holes shrink too)
Color Pencils or Pencils(recommended)
craft wire

Shrinky Dink Christmas (Holiday) ornament from the newborn

Hand or foot prints!  
Take that black inked foot and hand prints from the hospital.  Place the Shrinky Dink Plastic on top of the print and trace the image.  Make sure you capture all the little lines in the print....Other ideas are to trace the actual foot onto the plastic and shade that in one color.  I used a plain pencil against my print.
if you want to put a name and date on it, WRITE IT MIRRORED!

1. Start with your print (foot size was 3 x 1.5 inch)

2.Trace your print onto the Shrinky Dink and punch your hole (must punch hole before baking)
3. Place your Shrinky in an Oven according to your package directions

4. Wrap your craft wire through the punched hole (I used a 3mm hole punch)

 My finished charm was 1.25 x .75 inches (shrinkage was about 1/3)
5.  Turn your charm into an ornament, jewelry pendant or other craft item

6.  I turned mine into a pendant!

Hope you love it!
Mele Kalikimaka and Hau'oli Lanui!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays (in Hawaiian)!


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