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St. Patrick’s Day Shrinky Dink Patterns

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We love making shrinky dinks at Little Sprouts! So we came up with these St. Patrick’s Day shrinky dink patterns to share for March!

St. Patrick's Day shrinky dinks against a windwo, a rainbow, a leprechaun hat, and a pot of gold

Shrinky dink plastic

There are so many fun things you can do with shrinky dinks. Instead of buying a kit, we use recycled plastic or buy the sheets and make up our own projects. From keychains to bracelets, rings, necklaces, gift tags, ornaments and more!

We love making our own homemade art supplies. Its part of the fun of the process. There are so many fun activities you can do with them.

Use your imagination and get started because it is SO fun!

st pats shrinky dinks displayed on rocks

To make shrinky dinks, you make a design, cut it out, and bake it in the oven. It shrinks up to roughly 1/3 the size it started. It’s magical to watch and the resulting thick, intense plastic piece is so cool.

If your shrinky dinks curl up, press them down using an oven mitt while they are still warm.

You’ll need:

shrinky dinks shrinking in the oven on a sheet pan

Shrinky dink templates

We’ve got some fun St. Patrick’s day Shrinky Dink Patterns here for you. But we also have a ton of other shrinky dink ideas for all time of the year. Check them out here:

sharpie markers in a basket

How to make shrinky dinks:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Print the template on paper
  3. Place the plastic smooth side down on top of your pattern and trace with black
  4. Color the image
  5. Cut out the shrinky dink
  6. Hole punch the top (if you’re planning to make a necklace or keychain)
  7. Place the shrinky dink on a cookie sheet with the rough side up and the smooth side down (I like to use parchment paper on the pan)
  8. Place the pan in the oven and turn on the light and watch the magic happen. Once it starts shrinking, the whole process only takes about a minute
  9. Once it’s flat, let it bake about 30 more seconds
  10. Remove
  11. Allow to cool
shrinky dink plastic

Use a jump ring for a keychain, attach a ribbon, chain, or piece of leather for a necklace or bracelet, use earring findings for earrings, attach a leather strap for a luggage tag, just use your imagination and you’ll come with all kinds of ways to use shrinky dinks for every occasion.

For more St. Patrick’s Day ideas, check these out:

Free Printable St. Patricks Day Shrinky Dink Patterns

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