DIY Shrinky Dinks Sihouette Charms

Here’s a fun DIY project just in time for Mother’s Day! It is so quick and easy and seriously adorable.

Silhouette Supplies

First, you’ll need to take a profile pic of your child(ren) on your phone.

Then, you’ll take a sheet of Shrinky Dink paper, cut it lengthwise to fit on the screen of your phone and secure it with a piece of tape.

Silhouette DIY 1

Silhouette DIY 2

Next, you’ll trace the image with a sharp pencil and then color the entire silhouette with a black colored pencil.

Silhouette DIY 3

When you’re finished coloring, carefully cut the image out with a very sharp pair of scissors. You can draw and color additional shapes or initials if desired.

Silhouette DIY 4

Punch a hole in the top center of each charm. Be careful you don’t punch it too close or too far from the edge.

Silhouette DIY 5

Place Shrinky Dinks on a paper bag and place in oven. Follow directions on Shrinky Dink package for temperature and timing. My convection oven shrinks them in 2-3 minutes at 325 degrees.

Immediately after removing from oven, press a heavy book on each charm to completely flatten.

When cooled, add a thin coat of clear nail polish to the colored side.

Add charms to necklaces, key chains or make a charm bracelet for the perfect “Mom” accessory! :)

DIY Silhouettes

We added them to this bracelet to make a charm bracelet.  I love the way this came out!  I think I’m going to add their names and birth dates on it, like shown in the photo below it.

Shrinky Dink Bracelet

Silhouette Bracelet

photo from Twelve Hats





  1. What a great idea, thanks!

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