Do-It-Yourself, Holidays

Tiny Little Hands Will Melt Dad’s Heart

Here’s one Father’s Day craft we know both Dad and your kids will love. Do you remember Shrinky Dinks from when you were little? They were so fun! Well, they make blank Shrinky Dink sheets now that you can use to create your own projects with. PN contributor Hayley, of Grey House Harbor, created the most adorable DIY handprint keychain on her own blog for her kids to give to their dad this year.Shrinky Dink Hand Print Key Chain

Aren’t those tiny handprints just the sweetest? And your kids will love watching their handprints magically shrink in the oven.


Get the full tutorial at Grey House Harbor!


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    Hi Miriam, you can find the instructions by clicking the link at the bottom of the post to go to the Grey House Harbor blog.

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    I am also interested in the key chain hands. All your projects are so interesting, tjsnks for sharing, God bless you

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    I don’t think so. It will just make a smaller key chain. They shrink to one third their original size. Have fun!

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    Ferko – We did a version with a friend’s 10-mo-old and it turned out super cute! Hardest part is getting their wiggly fingers to be still long enough to get a good print. Might take a few tries, but you definitely can do it with a 1-yr-old!

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    What kind of paint am I supposed to use I heve tried acrylic and the paint just dusts off kinda like chalk

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    Hi Lizz, You have to seal the paint after it dries. If you click through to Grey House Harbor’s tutorial, you’ll see that she recommends Modge Podge for that step.

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    If you look at the bottom of the post, there is a link to Grey House Harbor’s tutorial on how to make the keychain. Good luck with your project!

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    I am seeing different sites/different methods for doing this. Does anyone know if paint/mod podge or ink pad/embossing powder works better?? Thanks.

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    Jen – Coating the painted areas with modpodge after it shrinks (as suggested in the full tutorial) definitely helps to make the handprint water resistant… but I wouldn’t go tossing them in the tub. :)

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