Treat Your Pet With Customized DIY Shrinky Dinks

Want to jazz up your dog's collar with a personalized pendant? Or do you want to keep a homemade picture of your dog close to your heart and always nearby? Thanks to these personalized shrinky dinks, you can easily make your own charms!

You'll need:

  • plastic takeout lid (pay attention to the recycling code number — this method works best with 2 and 6)
  • waterproof and heat-resistant felt-tip pens
  • scissors
  • hole punch

Here's how:

1. Cut the edge off a clean plastic lid to get a flat, solid piece.

2. Trace a photo on the plastic or draw your own picture. Remember that the template will shrink 70% in the oven.

3. Cut out the colored template. Leave some space at the top to create a hole with a hole punch.

4. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, lay the cut-out shapes on top, and bake at 325°F for 2-3 minutes.

The heat will cause the shapes to shrink and thicken, thus giving you your very own durable charms! Now you can use the shapes as a pendant for your keychain or as a name tag for your dog's collar.

If you want to spoil your pet even more, make them their very own DIY dog food dispenser, as seen in the bonus video.


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