Category Archives: Jewelry Making

Recycled Shrinky Dink Heart Charm – Anatomically Correct

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

Heart shaped keychain

Recycled shrinky dinks are one of the best and easiest recycled crafts out there. They are made from #6 plastic and permanent markers, both items that can be found in most households.

With this shrinky dink project, you will learn how to make an anatomically correct heart charm. Although it may seem somewhat morbid to some, to me the image of a real heart conveys science and love at the same time. Teach kids about reducing waste and anatomy at the same time.

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Thumbprint Heart Necklace

My Mother-in-Law’s birthday is this weekend and she usually tells us that she doesn’t want any gifts, but try telling that to my 4 year old. So last weekend we set out to make Oma something special. My little had so much fun helping me make this that we had to make a necklace for her too!

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