Friday, August 9, 2013

Shrunken Heads Lapel Pin for Father's Day!

 Here's a simple and entertaining Father's day undertaking for the youngsters to do.
 Shrunken Heads lapel Pin (necklace, earrings keychain or magnets!)
Hilarious little heads turned into quirky jewellery!  :)

You will need to have some excited youngsters or you will need to have to be really thrilled oneself!
(I will acknowledge, I was so thrilled, the little ones didn't get to help at all...they just watched them bake in the oven...)

Other materials:
Shrink plastic
photos/modifying software
baking sheet
Your choice of: pin again, lapel pin, jump ring, keychain, magnets, earring hooks...and so forth.

Very first we got some headshots of each and every of the little ones.
We used photoshop and the lasso instrument to choose just the heads.
You could use free of charge application like pixlr.

Generate a web page that is the identical measurement as your shrink plastic and arrange the heads accordingly.
I overlapped my three kiddo's heads for the lapel pin.

Then we printed out a copy on normal print paper.
I could judge the size and make positive the pictures match on the plastic.

Then printed them out on shrinky dink or shrink plastic...
(wow...can you say dust?)

Print so the ink prints on the rough aspect of the plastic...
the shade will adhere to the rough side.

Then lower them out.
Go away a area for a big hole if you are making
 a necklace or a keychain...
The hole needs to be somewhat larger than a huge hole punch...
so I did it about four moments make a subtle clover condition.

Spot them tough aspect up on a cookie sheet...bake at 350* for 
one to five gotta watch them near because it goes rapidly!

 They will curl up like a bowl...but do not worry!
 They will reflatten...that implies they are all set!
Pull them out of the oven and enable them awesome about five minutes.

 Here's the just before and right after so you can see how much it shrinks!
(they say about 200% shrinkage)
Incorporate a pin again or a soar ring or a magnet!  
We just glued it on with some E6000...
demonstrates by way of a tiny bit, but no biggy.
There are lots of prospects for these small Shrunken heads!
 The shiny plastic tends to make glare and is consequently difficult to photograph...but you get the thought!

 Nothing really as great as a necklace with your possess head on it!
  So we just pinned it on daddy's lapel of his church fit...
and we will wait and see his response on Sunday morning!  :)
 Hope you loved our fabulously silly Father's working day craft!

Linking up to THESE parties this 7 days!



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