Comments on: How to make Shrinky Dinks with recycled #6 plastic Craft, Create, Celebrate! Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:02:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Shannon Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:20:37 +0000 Thanks so much for this WONDERFUL article! Just a quick head’s up – I found ‘Planet June’s’ article on making rings here:

Also – just wondering (and maybe someone else mentioned it already – but I’m wondering what would happen if we were to “rough up” one side of the plastic using Brillo pads or a wire-brush or something similar to get that frosted glass look.

One other thought – I learned about the #6 plastic trick looking for a way to make tags for our dog and cats. Those things are so expensive at Pet Smart and this is not only free, but I a lot more personalized and probably easier for an animal to wear (lighter, less constant jingling . . .).

So – again! Thanks so very much for posting this! It’s a lot better than seeing more plastic in the landfill :o)

By: Wendy Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:20:22 +0000 I would suggest using colored pencils, the coloring does not requires full coverage small spaces in the pencil strokes disappear as the plastic shrinks. Markers are not recommended because they stay fluid when heated. Even non-toxic markers can become toxic when heated.

By: Betty Woodburn Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:14:20 +0000 I made #6 shrinks dinks this morning with my 5 year old great grandson. I used perms ant sharpie markers. After baking, the color came off on our fingers. We just made ab abstract design & then cut it into rectangles after punching holes inthe plastic. Will the color become permanent? Did we use too much ink? I’ll be sending my little helper home with colorful fingers….hope my granddaughter doesn’t mind:)

By: Serega Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:46:28 +0000 I used shrink film that Readymade Magazine sent me from their olnine shop. However, this post was written a long time ago and it appears that the shop no longer exists. Both the white and the clear were the same brand, but I don’t remember what brand it was. Sorry! But all shrink film works the same way. Just make sure you buy film for an inkjet printer, if that’s what you have. I have an older HP PSC 2210 all-in-one inkjet printer. I did notice that the printed colors looked a little more vibrant and intense after baking the film. But since I didn’t care what color these pieces turned out to be, I did not adjust any colors before printing. Hope that helps you!

By: Carolyn Sun, 23 Mar 2014 07:56:51 +0000 What about those clear sheets of plastic they use on spiral bound reports as a cover sheet?

Can’t wait till Wed – recycling day – I’ll be out going through the bins!

By: Sparty Sat, 22 Feb 2014 02:21:08 +0000 Plastic number 6 is used for the lid off Sam’s Club rotisserie chicken!

By: Curious Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:19:26 +0000 Why don’t you just buy shrinky dink sheets? They have a web site and you can get them in most craft stores. You get lots of nice large flat sheets, they shrink proportionately and you avoid the dangerous fumes.

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I would LOVE to do this with my kids, but I cannot find PS-6 *anywhere*. Do you know of any other plastics that might work? I’m beginning to think maybe my area doesn’t allow PS-6 for the carcinogen reasons.

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