Before this big box arrived at my doorstep, I had never played with Shrinky Dinks.
My son (and my husband) were pumped about making monsters with furry legs and yellow eyes so I had planned to let this be a "Daddy and Me" type of project.
After watching them trade colored pencils and create all kinds of monstery things for a few minutes, I set my camera down and asked Jeremy to pass me the light blue.
What is it about coloring that lets you forget the time and your troubles?
But, that wasn't the coolest part.
As a Shrinky Dink novice, I was unaware of how amusing it is to watch those flimsy pieces of crayoned plastic contort and twist and diminish in just about three minutes.
My boy and I were staring into the oven with our mouths open, pointing and laughing. "Look at your red worm! Ohhh, the mad scientist!"
I'm telling you... f.u.n.
When they come out of the oven, they're so cute and small, but sturdier and thicker.
They are just right for setting up a crazy scientist's laboratory.
And just right for spending a little time together and stretching our imaginations.
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You are lucky luckies because the sweet people at
are giving away 2 Shrinky Dinks Monster Lab Activity Kits!
Are you ready for some extreme Shrinky Dink fun? Get ready to color, bake and shrink the most creative creatures ever! Includes 50+ pre-cut Shrinky Dinks, Faber-Castell color EcoPencils, brads, chenille stems, wiggly eyes and more. When you are finished, place them inside the 3-D pop-up laboratory (measures 16" x 7 3/4" x 6"). Winner of the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval and FunFare - All Stars Award. Ages 7 and up. Valued at $19.99.
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