My friend, Michelle, gave me this fabulous idea for a Mother's Day gift: Shrinky Dink pendants!
I gave each child a piece of paper with 4 circles. They made 4 practice designs and then picked their favourite.
I pre-cut a Shrinky Dink circle for everyone. We used the "Frosted Ruff n' Ready". This is VERY important if you'd like the kids to colour their designs using pencil crayons. They colour up beautifully on the rough side of the Shrinky Dink.
We heated ours in a toaster oven. I put two pendants in at a time (they were placed on tinfoil). It took about 20 seconds and was truly magical!
The Shrinky Dinks puffed up, curled then shrank quickly into a flat, round shape. They end up being 1/3 smaller and 9 nines thicker.
If you're making pendants, make sure you punch a hole in the top before heating. I just used a regular hole punch.
After they cooled I just popped in a silver necklace clip and voila! A super sweet and easy gift for mom. Thanks, Michelle!
The kids taped them into their "button cards" (this idea was from Mrs. Goff's Pre-K Tales ~ thank you!) and they were all set to go.