We were blessed by a visit from a local pastor and his wife this past week. They dropped by to deliver a beautiful afghan that she had made and to see our newest addition. 🙂 They were so kind to think of our other four children as well! They gave us a gift bag full of crayons, clay, coloring books and pencils, light up sticks (the kind your bend and it glows!), as well as several other creativity-inducing items. It was a blessing! These things occupied my children for hours! One of the items she gave us is called “Shrinky Dinks”. I had never heard of them, but now that I have, I want to get more!
They are made of a material that will shrink up and harden when heated in an oven! The kids colored them with colored pencils and then we placed them on a cookie sheet and baked them, according to the directions and voila! The finished product is so cute! You can use them for a key chain ornament, or clip anywhere.