Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

Shrinky Dinks...

Today, I made a fond trip down memory lane to the land of 'shrinky dinks'. I remember doing these as a kid. I don't even remember what we made or what we did with them, I just remember how cool I thought they were!

Regan pulled some out of our craft supplies today and asked if we could do some. She had no idea what they were. Per the instructions, we attempted to color them with colored pencils, but they wouldn't show up. So I, reluctantly, pulled out the permanent makers (water based doesn't work). After careful, specific instructions on the handling of the markers, we went to town. Regan did great, and was very careful. I even traced my own designs onto some blank sheets.

We cut them to shape, punched holes in most of them and sent them cooking! Regan had a ball watching them in the toaster oven. She was a little perplexed at how they were going to get smaller and what would we do with them if they got so small?? She watched in amazement as they cooked, curled up, some into a ball, and then flattened out again.

Several of our creations are now nicely strung with beads into a necklace for Sage and a necklace for the 'my little ponies'.

This crafty mom is glad to have a crafty kid! It allows me to do the things that are meant for kids, but some of us grown-ups still like to do!!