Here’s a fun DIY project just in time for Mother’s Day! It is so quick and easy and seriously adorable.
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.
Next, you’ll trace the image with a sharp pencil and then color the entire silhouette with a black colored pencil.
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.
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.
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!
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.
photo from Twelve Hats