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How to Make Shrinky Dink Charms in Ten Easy Steps by geothebio How to Make Shrinky Dink Charms in Ten Easy Steps by geothebio
quite a few people on tumblr have asked me how i make my shrinky dink charms that i sell at cons, so i decided to make a tutorial!

to see the full tutorial go here: geothebio.tumblr.com/post/6018…

feel free to make your own charms (just don't copy the design i use here) for relatively little money! if you live in the UK, shrinky dinks are virtually impossible to find in stores. the good news is, you can order them on amazon, in a variety of styles. i know some shrinky dink sheets have a rough side that is used for colored pencil use, but the sheets i used here didn't have a rough side, so i had to use sandpaper. if your sheets have a rough side, don't use sandpaper!

happy crafting!
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AnnieManga Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question:
How does the design have to be so that it can shrink to a reasonable size?
(because I don't want the charms to be too small)
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geothebio Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i would say make it about 2-3 times bigger than the size you want it to be

a 2 inch design would shrink down to one inch

a 3.5 inch design would shrink to about 1.5 inches or so

really it's all trial and error, that's how i figured it out
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AnnieManga Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you.Ene (Smile) [V7] 
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Shikimura Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I was wondering but how come you sand it down?
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geothebio Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the sanding makes sure the colored pencil stays on without flaking off
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Shikimura Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
ohh okie thanks for the info!
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Flexie-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
where did you trace over the one in step two? orrr what is that plastic called?
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geothebio Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i traced it directly onto the shrinky dink plastic
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Flexie-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
oooh okay. is there a substitute if i don't own a shrinky dink plastic? i can't find some in my country D:
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geothebio Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just search for "shrink plastic" and then add the name of your country after that and you should be able to find some substitutes!
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