Yes, yes, I continue to dream of having my own chickens. One day, I tell ya, one day! The Shrinky Dinks were for Pierce. Incidentally, they came with a very cute pic of two girls who are selling things on Ebay to raise money for activities like Space Camp. Seller name is childrenfundraising if you want to get some Shrinky Dinks of your own (they have several different packages to choose from).
I just knew when I chose this package that Pierce would go for the dinosaurs!
He also picked a teddy bear, since we've been reading Paddington. Incidentally, he seems to be ambidextrous.
The fun part was watching them in the oven. This brought back all sorts of childhood flashbacks for me. Mostly the memory of the cloying nasty smell of the shrinky dinks cooking. Smurf shrinky dinks if my memory is working correctly. But guess what? Modern shrinky dinks don't reek!
Please please please don't look at how dirty my oven is!
You looked, didn't you?
This kit came with the tools to turn your shrinkies into key chains, necklaces, magnets, and little stand up pieces.
And I decided to embrace my 80s childhood.
I never was very good at big hair.
In case you couldn't tell, YES, that is blue eyeshadow I'm wearing!
This Swatch jacket was my most prized possession in 6th grade. I still have it (obviously) but hadn't looked at it in years. Hey, still fits. Maybe I should start wearing it around (not).
Still got my old Swatch too. It originally had clear purple bands.
Now excuse me while I go break out my 80s music. Paul is going to be oh sooooo thrilled.
What do you have sitting around in storage from your childhood?