permanent markers, clamshell boxes (the kind in which the blueberries, strawberries and grapes in NTUC come in) Instructions: Dont throw away the clamshell boxes and clutter them in a corner of the house and drive everyone crazy. When there are a good number, cut out the straight parts, you may cut out the straight parts to begin with and not worry about the storage, as I realized a little too late
Draw on the plastic with permanent markers.
This is the result
At this time, we can either string them together to make a nice colorful suncatcher, or (this is what we are going to do this evening) bake them in a low oven to make shrinky dinks
Update: We drew and colored around seven small pieces. Every one contributed.
Then I tossed them on some wax paper and threw them in the oven. 100dec C for about 10 minutes. It probably took shorter, but we were reading Harry potter and forgot all about them.
They had hardened beautifully white (I think we could do the next time as a science lesson as to why this kind of plastic shrinks white when you heat it, the last time we did those bottle beads for Ramya's birthday bag, they shrank but didnt turn white)
that's interesting how some curled and some didn't... wonder if it has something to do with the uniformity of the plastic? at any rate, they are cute! what a sweet gift to a friend. thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!ReplyDelete
The pictures your girls drew are really good! I like the idea of putting them inside that box to color. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!ReplyDelete