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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
Shrink Artwork – Craft and Creativity
Shrink plastic is a kid’s craft supply that everyone needs to have on hand. It provides hours of entertainment with very little mess. Kids love to watch as their creations shrivel, roll, and shrink into tiny hard pieces for keychains, jewelry, and much more. Here are some fun ideas for your next shrink plastic project…
Kids love creating pieces of art that shrink up, but what do you do with the pieces after they have been completed? Turn them into personal soap gifts! Wouldn’t these look great in your child’s bathroom, or packaged up for a homemade Mother’s Day gift?
Shrink Plastic Curly Bead Necklaces – Silly Pearl
These beads are so colorful and fun! Kids will love watching the shrink plastic curl and you’ll both love wearing these fun necklaces.
Dress up jackets and make them easier to zip up with these zipper pulls. Kids can show them off to friends and make their own fashion statement.
Shrink Plastic Ornaments – Rust & Sunshine
A child of any age can create these one of a kind ornaments for Christmas gifts, or simply as decorations. You can hang them up by your window too as a suncatcher!
Stretchy Shrinky Bracelet – The Crafty Journal
Help your child create their own personal bracelet from some easy tools. Let your child color in a traced version of their favorite character or animal!
For more ideas for crafting with kids, check out more Kids Crafts Posts.