I have been looking for Earth Day crafts and activities to do with the kids this week. When I found an idea on DLTK’s Growing Together for making an Earth Day Shrinky Dink I was so excited! I had some Shrinky Dink Paper just sitting on the shelf (yes, I’m a craft supply junkie!) waiting for such a craft.
Emily and I used half a sheet of Shrinky Dink paper, to make 3 circles (Earths). We used a permanent marker to outline them and draw the continents. We punched a hole at the top, since we were making pendants, and colored them with crayons.
To make it easier for Aiden, I colored the land green and he colored the ocean.
Here is what the pendants, Aiden and I made, looked like when they came out of the oven
and Emily’s as a necklace.
I remember playing with Shrinky Dinks when I was about Emily’s age, and mumble, mumble (I’d rather not say) years later, they are still just as much fun!