Shrink This!Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The coolest '80s toy ever, well next to Colorforms anyway is Shrinky Dinks!
photo courtesy of Retroland
I had no idea they still made Shrinky Dinks. I mean actual Shrinky Dinks not the shrinking plastic you can buy in the craft stores. I was pleasantly surprised to find a site that sells them along with kits, accessories, and pencils to decorate them.
I also found some on Ebay. I did a search and found Raggedy Ann, Flash Gordon, Hot Wheels, and of all things, Police Academy!
They are super cool, but pretty expensive. A complete kit can cost over $16.00. The more efficient thing to do is to buy some of the plastic sheets and make your own. I found the cutest idea for Shrinky Dinks here. Wouldn't these be great as the Breakfast Club characters or the Goonies. If only I could draw :(