You might use this shrink plastic method to do a quick and fun recycled project with the kids *remember shrinkedinks*, or to create your own tags, beads, charms for a bracelet or necklace or even buttons for a sewing project!
Here's what you'll need for this project:
- Cookie sheet lined with paper
- #6 plastic containers
- Sharpies or other permanent markers
- Hole punch
Step 2: While oven is heating, begin to cut out shapes from your plastic container. These will shrink significantly, so cut them about 3 - 4 times larger than you want your finished item sized.
Step 3: Using your regular hole punch, punch holes in the plastic. For mine I put a hole on each end so I can sew the tags onto my FatBottomBags.
Step 4: Decorate with sharpies. I just added the name FatBottomBags to mine.
These large thin pieces will become smaller thick tags
Step 5: Lay your decorated item on a lined cookie sheet. I used regular paper to line mine. Leave some space between each piece.
Step 6: Once you've completed all of your designs and have your items on the cookie sheet, place in preheated oven for 2 to 3 minutes. Be sure to run your vent fan to ventilate any fumes. (I didn't notice any bad smell when doing this project)
Step 7: Remove from oven. Allow to cool on a flat surface. Once your items are cooled they are ready.
Fast, fun and recycled! I think these will look nice on my recycled FatBottomBags. :0)