Why are my Shrinky Dinks curling?

Why are my Shrinky Dinks curling?

Tips for Baking Shrinky Dinks Check after a few minutes. The parchment helps keep it from happening as much as if you left it out, but it is TOTALLY natural for shrinky dinks to curl up, and as long as it doesn’t fold up and touch itself, it will flatten back out by leaving it in the heat.

What side of Shrinky Dinks do you draw on?

Shrinky Dinks are usually sold as 8-inch by 10-inch plastic sheets. Use colored pencils, markers, and ink on Shrinky Dinks. Use the colored pencil on the rough side of the sheets, and use Sharpie or permanent marker on the smooth side.

What happens if you put Shrinky Dinks in the microwave?

Many people wonder whether you can do Shrinky Dinks in the Microwave. No, it will not work. Since microwaves heat food differently than a traditional convection oven or toaster oven, they do not affect shrink plastic the same way and will not shrink your items. Do not use a microwave.

How do you attach pins to Shrinky Dinks?


  1. Follow the instructions on the box for the Shrinky Dinks set.
  2. Draw your design onto the sheets (remember that it shrinks down by 1/2 – 2/3 its size)
  3. Get creative with your colors and outline color choices.
  4. Once it’s out of the oven and cool, glue a pin to the back.
  5. Repeat as many times as you want!

How do you make Shrinky Dink buttons?

If you are using frosted plastic, draw on the textured side of the sheet. Using your hole punch, punch the button holes in the shrink film. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange your cut buttons flat on the tray. Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 325° and bake your buttons for 1-3 minutes.

How do you seal a Sharpie Shrinky Dink?

Here’s the process in a little more detail:

  1. Step 1: Cut out and color your shrink plastic. I use a standard hole punch for the holes.
  2. Step 2: Shrink them! I have used two different methods to shrink plastic.
  3. Step 3: Seal with embossing powder.
  4. Step 4: Let cool.
  5. Step 5: Add hardware.

Do colored pencils work on Shrinky Dinks?

Any colored pencils work great on Shrinky dink plastic. The key to getting vibrant designs with colored pencils is to lightly sand the shrink plastic to score it.

Can you use pencil crayons on Shrinky Dinks?

Do colored pencils work on shrinky dinks? Yes, they do, and they are a great coloring media. Making shrinky dinks can be a great family project and a fun way to make yourself some trinkets.

Can you use colored pencils on Shrinky Dinks?

How long do Shrinkies go in the oven for?

2 minutes
Bake in the oven for 2 minutes — Shrinkies will curl up as they shrink before flattening out again. Use an oven mitt to remove tray from oven. Leave for 5 minutes to cool before handling. Once Shrinkies are cool, create your own charm bracelets and necklaces with the enclosed cords and connectors!

Can I use hair dryer for shrink plastic?

The short answer to this question is yes. Technically, the heat produced by most hair dryers can shrink plastic film. Specifically, polyvinyl chloride or polyolefin.