Sunday, March 16, 2008

Today we've been shrinking.... snack bags, that is. You eat a tasty snack, i.e. chips, ramen noodles, candy, cookies, and then turn the bag into a kitchy nerdy keychain or backpack charm ! Ok, they're not nearly as cool as all that but they were fun to make for a minute or two. Kids especially think they're fun.

Here's how we did it:

Heat your oven to 325 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with crumpled tin foil, dull side up.

Spray the tin foil with non-stick spray, like Pam.

Wash and dry the bag you want to shrink.

Place bag onto tin foil lined cookie sheet and place into preheated oven.

Watch as the bag shrinks !

Remove from oven and let cool. We rinsed ours in cool water.

Punch a hole in the shrunken bag (we used the cropadile) and add a lanyard, ball chain, keyring, etc.

**Not all bags shrink. Ones made of foil won't shrink. Watch carefully and remove promptly after shrinking stops.***


Jezabels Jewels said...

oh, that's soooooo cool!

i'd try it...but i'd kill it. unfortunately i seem to kill anything i put in the oven. ah well!


ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

Wow... what a fun idea!?!! I bet my tween would LOVE to do this to make little keepsakes for her friends at her b'day party!!! (All the girls will be featured with these little keychains hanging off their backpacks! So fun! Thanks for the idea!!!