Dale Chihuly Shrinky Dink Mini-Sculptures
This week was the last class in our 10-week After School Art Class and I wanted to do something really fun! My very first post on my blog was a Dale Chihuly Mobile (More info on Chihuly). That project takes at least 2 classes and we needed a one day art project so this one was perfect.
I LOVE Shrinky Dink projects and after some looking on Pinterest I found this super fun project incorporating Dale Chihuly & Shrinky Dinks. I watched the video by “The Amazing Art Show” on YouTube and created a smaller project based on her idea (please give her credit!).
Here is how we did our project:
- Trace a circle slightly larger than a CD. We used a plastic lid, about 6″ diameter.
- Use PERMANENT colored markers to color in patterns and designs (not too complex).
- Cut out the circle.
- An ADULT needs to use the heat gun to SELECTIVELY heat & warp the Shrinky Dink sheet. I put mine on top of a plastic cup to begin with, then moved it onto the table.
- Let it cool off before touching!
Shrinky Dink Dale Chihuly mini-sculptures-Perfect one day project! This one is by a 1st grader. The kids LOVED watching the heat gun warp & shrink their sculptures!
Try it out yourself & let me know how it goes! If you choose to use ANY part of this blog (pictures or written information), please link back to Create Art with ME!