Kids Kreate


Remember the days of Shrinky Dinks? Now your cans can make them too and you can recycle those Styrofoam trays!

Styrofoam Tray Shrinky Dinks

Materials :

  • Styrofoam tray
  • clear plastic bakery container

Instructions :

  1. Work in a well ventilated room - you may want to open the windows or do this outdoors.
  2. Cut out shapes from meat Styrofoam tray and from clear plastic bakery container.
  3. Place on piece of brown paper bag and put into toaster oven.
  4. Cook at 300 degree F for a few seconds. (You may need to adjust the time or temperature.
  5. You can also do this in a regular oven. Experiment with what works best with your oven.
  6. You can watch the shapes curl, distort and eventually flatten (& stop their transformation) through the window. Then take them out.



Belinda Mooney is the mother of seven children, a veteran homeschooler and a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in over 70 publications. Her Kids in the Kitchen column is carried Mid-Ohio Valley Parenting, Families First and Gainesville Family. You can reach her at Kids Crafts  

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