Creativity for Kids Shrink Fun Monster Lab
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- Are you ready for some extreme Shrinky Dinks fun? Get ready to color, bake and shrink the most creative creatures ever!
- Set includes 50+ pre-cut Shrinky Dinks, Faber-Castell color EcoPencils, brads, chenille stems, wiggly eyes and more.
- When you are finished, place them inside the 3-D pop-up laboratory. This craft kit is perfect for play and display.
- Includes 50+ pre-cut Shrinky Dinks, EcoPencils, brads, chenille stems, wiggly eyes and a pop-up 16 x 7.75 x 6-inch display laboratory.
- This is a spook-tacular kit for Halloween too!
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A Faber-Castell Creativity For Kids Kit. Color, bake, and shrink over 50 Shrinky Dinks, then play with them in the included 3-D pop-up laboratory! This kit contains 1 pop-up playscape laboratory (16-1/8" x 7-3/4" x 6"), 11 colored pencils, 1 pencil sharpener, over 50 pre-cut Shrinky Dink shapes, assorted chenille stems, craft glue, foam character stands, clear plastic character stands, double-sided foam squares, double-sided sticky dots, jump rings, wiggly eyes, and assorted brads. Conforms to ASTM D4236. ***Adult supervision is required when baking. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - small parts. Not for children under 3 years*** For ages 7 to 97.
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These Shrinky Dinks are downright monstrous. Kids get to color, bake and shrink more than 50 types of creatures. Every Shrinky Dink can be customized thanks to Faber-Castell Color EcoPencils, brads, chenille stems, wiggly eyes and more. When it's finished, the creatures can then be placed inside the 3D pop-up laboratory and displayed to the world.
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First off you get a little over fifty pre-cut pieces of Shrinky Dinks - each monster is made up of several pieces, but you also get a lot of set pieces, like eyeballs in a jar, a book, test tubes, signs, arrows, and assorted other items. As I mentioned, each monster is made up of different pieces - arms, legs, eyes, heads, and bodies. To assemble these parts into a whole monster you get a bunch of colored pipe-cleaners. The parts all have pre-punched holes for connecting everything together. To color the Shrinky Dink pieces, they give you a pack of colored pencils (Faber Castell's). I was a bit surprised to see pencils of that quality listed on the box. But I had to laugh when I opened the box and first saw them - they are small, about the size of a golf pencil. You get eleven different colors. I've never used pencils to color Shrinky Dinks, we just used color markers back in the day. I can say after experimenting with pieces from this set the color pencils worked well. Using the color markers give you a transparent color, using the pencils give you an opaque color. I also tried using some other color pencils (Kodak/Crayon brands) and they worked well too. The Shrinky Dinks performed perfectly. In case you never played with any of these - these are plastic pieces that you color and when heated in a 350°F oven for three minutes, they shrink to about 30% of their original size, and gain thickness as they shrink (the mass has to go somewhere). It's amazing process to watch. One thing, do not interrupt the process. The pieces will move around and fold over at times - let them be, most time time pieces will unfold and lay flat. We had one I thought was ruined and we gave it another minute in the oven and it turned out fine. Also, the instructions recommend using a sheet of aluminum foil on the cookie sheet - do that. But we did deviate from the instructions that said to place the colored side up. Doing that seem to mar the surface a lot. Placing the pieces colored side down resulted it much clearer pieces.
The set also comes with a lot of other parts and pieces, a pencil sharpener, a bottle of white craft glue, plastic/foam stands for the monsters, double-sided foam pads and sticky dots. And a 3D pop-up cardboard play set that is pretty neat looking. Some of the Shrinky Dinks attach to the playset. I was impressed with just how complete this craft set was. It seems like the makers tried to make sure that you had everything that you need to complete this project (well, except for the stove and the cookie sheet). I'd recommend this for a rainy day activity for anyone 7 to 97 (as the box states). I've placed another order for some of the plain Shrinky Dink sheets, so that we can create / draw our own set of monsters for the lab.
The back drop is easy to put together and very cute when decorated with the monsters. I think the set is really well thought out; the makers definitely thought about details; there's a wide variety of monster pieces that encourage creativity by allowing the kids to figure out which pieces they want to mix and match to create a monster (or if you're not creative there are pictures so you know which pieces can work well together) and the back drop is really cute. Fun fall family activity as we prepare for Halloween!
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