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Welcome to another #SummerCamp event.  Today I’m sharing some of my favorite tutorials, found on a variety of blogs, for using shrink plastic.  This can be a great kid project, but depending on their age, I lean towards recommending working with this media to be a family craft project.  And I think everyone will have great fun.

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Our kid friendly activity today uses plastic that you can use permanent markers (e.g BIC Mark It) to doodle or draw, then cut them out, heat them to shrink.  While this should be an adult supervised project, it does make for a super fun family project.  There are also a variety of plastic, available in Craft stores and Amazon.com that are designed for such creative projects.  And they are actually pretty inexpensive.


I want to share with you some of my favorite tutorials that utilize shrink plastic to make inspirational and fun projects that are also kid friendly:

Ishtarolivera has a tutorial to make cute pins using shrink plastic.

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Lucky Squirrel has a tutorial to make beads using PolyShrink material.

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Crescendo has a tutorial showing how you can use stamps and ink pens to create pieces of jewelry, with shrink plastic.

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I hope you are inspired to help kids be creative and play with shrink plastics. 

Want to know how to join #SummerCamp?

Everyone is welcome to join #SummerCamp, but there have been a few changes due to lack of participation.  To clarify, we’d love to have you participate but we no longer have a linky party to join, nor will there be prizes awarded at the end of this event.  Participants are asked to share what they create on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and use the Hashtag #SummerCamp.

Here is a list of links to previous posts for our virtual #SummerCamp  (note: I’m investigating how to modify this widget as it only shows the most recent ten vs all posts.  You can do a search on “#SummerCamp” to find all posts in this series):

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