Shrinky Dinks Halloween Fun
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- 30 pre-printed Shrinky Dink ornaments
- Includes sturdy black velvet tree
- Includes colored pencils
- Includes mini hole punch
- Includes sharpener
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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This quick and easy craft makes a spook-tacular Halloween decoration. Includes genuine Shrinky Dinks film, 11" x 8" sturdy black velvet tree, colored pencils, sharpener, mini hole punch and all the extras needed for decoration and display.
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This quick and easy craft makes a spook-tacular halloween decoration. Includes genuine Shrinky Dinks, 11"X8" black velvet tree, colored pencils, sharpener, mini hole punch, and all the extras needed for decoration and display. Kit features premium quality, non-toxic craft material, and simple instructions.
Safety Warningadult supervision required for baking. small parts choking hazard -kids under 3 years of age
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The kit includes colored pencils and a sharpener, as well as a hole punch to punch out the holes for the ornaments. It also contains all of the metal pieces to attach to the ornaments, and the bands to hang them on the tree. The tree itself is velvety and surprisingly sturdy. It won't crease or break when I store it for use next year. The variety in ornaments is pretty neat, too. There are a lot of options, and none are the gory "scary" type. They are safe for kids of all ages in terms of the pictures.
The ornaments are not pre-cut. They also are not pre-punched. If you're not careful, you'll end up doing what I did and forget to punch a few of the holes and have to find a way to drill one in after baking. Otherwise, this kit is great, and the price here is excellent!
My only complaint is that the tree doesn't stay together well. The base of the tree doesn't attach in any way so you can't easily pick it up and move it. My suggestion would be to decorate it where you will keep it on display.
For those reviews that said the pieces didn't flatten out as they are supposed to, I didn't have that problem at all. The directions state to leave them in the oven 20 seconds after they are fully shrunk. This is when they flatten back out. All of ours were perfectly flat.
We cut the pictures out and took turns picking our favorites. The kids, age 6 and 11, spent quite some time coloring in their pictures, paying close attention to the details. Frankie had a green face, his bride was white, our devil was bright red. Pumpkins, skeletons, bats and witches were all decked out using the colored pencils (provided) -- black, white, green, brown, purple, red, orange, and yellow.
Also included are a pencil sharpener, a mini hole-punch and all the loops and bands you'll need for hanging everything on the tree.
The tree is black flocked cardboard, not designed to withstand a ton of abuse but it should hold up for years if stored carefully.
There are 24 items to color as well as an 8 piece skeleton.
The pieces go into the oven (we use our toaster oven) on a baking sheet with a little baby powder to prevent sticking. It is fun to watch them curl up, shrink rapidly and flatten out about 20% of their original size. It still amazes me when I watch! You have to watch carefully because ours were done within one minute each time but the instructions say it can take a couple of minutes. They can be brittle when they are done so if yours is not flat, either live with it or put it back in to see if it will flatten out the rest of the way. Make sure you punch a hole in all of the pieces before you bake them. It will be impossible to do so after they are baked.
Our pieces came out really well, the color gets more vibrant once they are baked and little mistakes go away. We then hung them on the tree and proudly displayed it for the holiday season.
Overall, it took about 1½ -2 hours from start to finish with three of us working on it.
A fun gift or project for all ages. Highly recommended! I think I'll be ordering the Shrinky Dinks Holiday Fun next!