Shrinky Dinks

Shrinky Dinks

Shrinky Dinks is a children’s toy and activity kit consisting of sheets of polystyrene that can be cut with standard household scissors. When heated, the cut shapes become about nine times thicker while their horizontal and vertical dimensions reduce to about one-third the original size, resulting in hard, flatforms that retain their initial color and shape. They reached the height of their popularity in the 1980s. Most sets are pre-printed with outline images of popular children’s characters or other subjects, which are then colored in before baking.

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