Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Creative Space - woof

My Creative Space this week is finishing off some sausage dogs for the next Devonport Craft Market and my Felt shop.


and another Luella Kitten.


And I've been having fun with Shrinky Dinks with the kids. I look after two extra children after school for a few afternoons a week. When it's wet and windy they tend to get a little stir crazy. It was particularly horrible weather-wise yesterday, so the shrinky dinks came out. We are totally addicted to these! The kids drew some freehand ones and then traced pictures out of books. It kept a 4 year old, a 6 year old, an 8 year old and a 10 year old entertained for nearly two hours. Worth it's weight in gold! You can buy the sheets of Shrinky Dink plastic from Klutz (via Whitcoulls if you are a Kiwi). Just look for the refill pack so you don't have to buy the entire book. 

Pre-shrunk art works by the girls

How awesome is this Olivia picture? This was done by the 10 year old boy.

Extreme concentration.

And a post-shrunk Maisy.

You can punch holes in the plastic before you shrink it so you can wear it as a pendant. Very cool stuff! Have any of you had a play with this stuff?

For some fabulous Creative Spaces, pop over to Kootoyoo.


9 comments:

Megan said...

that shrinky stuff sounds awesome, will have to keep an eye out for it, its another rainy day here too!
and i just love your sausage dog :)

Little Ted Canvas said...

I love the shrinky dinks, looks like lots of fun! I love your sausage dog too, that's really cute fabric..

Jennie said...

That sausage dog is so cute!!
I think I remember the shrinky dinks from years ago!

Chantal said...

I love the fabrics and desgins you are choosing for your soft toys!

I had no idea you could get the shrinking sheets from Klutz. Only remember loving shrinking predesigned ones in the oven as a kid. That maisy one is gorgeous. I will have to be on the look out for it. Thanks for sharing!

teddybearswednesday said...

I love your doggy!
That skrinky stuff sounds so cool.
Love the Maisy too.x

Seaside Siblings said...

Oh that Shrinky Dinks sounds like a lot of fun. Love the dog, especially cute with the awesome dog fabric tummy.

littleminx said...

I LOVE your Sausage Dog! Those Shrinky Dinks sound cool, must look out for them. Hope you're having a great weekend x

Wendy said...

Love shrinky-dinks...almost as much as EZ Bake ovens!

The Clip Cafe said...

Nice what is the link so we can buy the shrink paper? Thanks

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