Friday, October 14, 2011

Give-a-way: Shrinky Dinks Monster Lab {creativity for kids}

  Creativity for Kids has done it again! They have created another great craft kit for kids. This one allows you to color, bake, and shrink your most creative creations ever. Everything you need is included in the kit. Two winners will receiver a Shrinky Dink Monster Lab Kit from Creativity for Kids. (Retail value: 19.99)

We had the opportunity to try this kit, and my boys could not have loved it more!
They love coloring and creating and this kit brings those two things to life.

This kit has a 3-D playscape to display everything you colored and created. My boys have spent hours using their imaginations and playing monster with this, after creating it.
Here is how it works:
First you color the shrinky dinks.

 When you have all the shrinky dinks colored, you lay them out on a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil and put them in the oven to bake.
  If you have never done shrinky dinks before, here are a few tips: They curl while baking and that is part of the process. But if they curl up too much and touch themselves or each other, you need to separate them right away while still hot. Just pull the cookie sheet out of the oven and use a flat metal knife. Then put them back in and continue baking. We also learned that these can be reheated if they get bubbly or have a part that just doesn't seem to shrink right the first time. If you follow the directions and space them out and watch carefully, they turn out great. Sometimes they need a little more time to bake, so have patience but don't leave oven unattended. Of course when using a hot oven this part is for adults only. But the kids really get a kick out of watching these shrink through the oven door!
 After they are done and cooled, you get to add all kinds of things to them and place them in the 3-D Monster Lab. So fun! This would be a really fun activity for kids to do for a Halloween Party!

Shrinky Dinks Monster Lab includes
      3-D Pop-Up Playscape 6 1/8 w x 7 3/4 h x 6 d inches·         50+ pre-cut Shrinky Dinks·         Assorted Chenille Stems·         Assorted Foam Character Stands·         Clear Plastic Character Stands·         Craft Glue·         Jump Rings·         Wiggly Eyes·         Double-sided Foam Squares·         Double-sided Sticky Dots·         Brads·         Pencil Sharpener·         11 Faber-Castell Colored EcoPencils

Want to win one? LEAVE a COMMENT!
Give-a-way is open until Tuesday October 18th at midnight P.S.T.
Two winners will be selected and notified at that time.
After 48 hours, if I have not heard from you, I will pick a new winner.
Thanks and good luck!
(All opinions in this post are 100% mine. I received no compensation. I did get a Shrinky Dink Monster Lab kit of my own to try.)

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Sharyn B said...

I remember Shrinky Dinks from when I was little - and I know my kids would absolutely love this set - how fun!


Sharyn B said...

I loved Shrinky Dinks as a kid and I know my 3 kids at home would love this set - how fun!


Tom and Amy said...

We would love this! My middle son is 6 years old and is crazy about shrinky dinks. What a creative set!

nightowl said...

This looks so fun! My kids would love this.
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Brooke said...

Fun! My kids would love this!

Nathan, Bethany, Noah, and Porter said...

Looks like fun. My son is into scary things right now so this is right up his alley.

DEBIJOT said...

I also remember these and now I think my grandson would love these as well.

Sandoval Family said...

Aww! This would be perfect for the "M is for Monster" unit I'm working on with my kids! Too cute and way too much fun!

lerin said...

Shrinky Dinks are awesome! My twins would love to spend an afternoon creating these with me. Thanks for the chance to win.


Jane said...

Super fun! I would love to win one for my nephews!

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Mason/Sam/Family said...

What a great project for arts and crafts time with my boys. I loved Shrinky Dinks when I was a kid and know my boys would too. Thanks for offering this give-away!

Henckel House said...

I used to love these things. I think my three year old would be seriously entertained. We don't have a light in our oven, though. I hope I would be able to keep the oven door shut

Jenny said...

Love your blog! You have so many good ideas! My kids would also love this.

di said...

My kids love Halloween and crafts, and this looks like so much fun. Thanks for the giveaway chance and for sharing your fun ideas!

LornaB said...

I'd love to re-live my childhood with my kiddos and shrinky dinks! How fun! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Mindy said...

Love it!! I know three little boys that would have a grand time making these! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jude said...

Oh this is so very awesome. I know my niece and nephew would both love this.

fuz&michelle said...

I love shrinky dinks! I had Cabbage Patch ones when I was a kid. My son would love them!