The Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker Review (Big Time Toys)

What It Is

The Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker brings the fun of Shrinky Dinks to kids but without the use of a traditional oven. The electric maker just needs to be plugged into a 120 volt AC outlet. While it preheats for 10 minutes, kids can design and color their Shrinky Dinks. Kids can either use a black pencil to trace one of the designs in the instruction booklet onto the special Shrinky Dinks paper or kids can draw their own design. Then use colored pencils to color in the design. Cut out the design, making sure to leave the edges rounded, and place the Shrinky Dink on the Shrink Tray. (You can only shrink one Shrinky Dink at a time.) Use the Tray Tool to slide the tray into the heating chamber. Within two to five minutes, the Shrinky Dink will shrink to 1/3 of its original size, and kids can watch this happen through the viewing window on top of the Shrinky Dinks Maker. When the Shrinky Dink is completely flat, use the Tray Tool to push the tray into the Cooling Chamber. Allow the Shrinky Dink to cool for at least two minutes. Then use the Tray Tool to remove the Shrink Tray from the Cooling Chamber. All your supplies can be stored in the storage drawer on the front of the Shrinky Dinks Maker.

You can punch a hole in your Shrinky Dink with a regular hole puncher before you heat it so that you can thread the included key chain through your Shrinky Dink.

The kit comes with six shrinkable 4 x 5 plastic sheets, three colored pencils, three adhesive squares (for sticking and displaying your Shrinky Dinks), a Shrink Tray, a Tray Tool, and an instruction booklet with 18 traceable designs.

Is It Fun?

Kids love the "magic" of Shrinky Dinks, and The Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker gives kids a quick and easy way to shrink their creations. Kids will like that they can create, color, and shrink their own designs with this kit.

Who It’s For

The Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker is for ages 8 and up. Because this toy has a heating element, adult supervision is required.

Crafters also enjoy using Shrinky Dinks, and additional sheets can be bought separately.

What To Be Aware Of

Make sure to unplug the Shrinky Dinks Maker when not in use, otherwise the heating element will remain on.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy