Shrink-Its! and Vivid Pop! Markers Review

Editor's Rating


Editor's Review

Get creative with activity kits and markers from Ooly.

Make super cute charms with Shrink-Its DIY Shrink Art Kits. They come in themes, such as Cute Crew and Fun Friends. Each collection comes with 20 pre-cut plastic shrinking charms that you can color in with markers or colored pencils. Then place your charms on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for one to three minutes in a 320-degree oven. The charms will shrink down to half their original size! Once the charms have cooled off, you can loop one of the five ball chains or one of the three colored cords through the hole to make a keychain. Hang your charms from a zipper pull, backpack, and more.

For more creativity, check out Ooly’s Vivid Pop! Paint Markers. This is a set of eight water-based paint markers. The color stays on porous surfaces, such as paper, cardboard, wood, and rocks. But it cleans off of smooth surfaces, such as glass, glazed ceramic, and whiteboard. You don’t need to shake them before using. Just start designing and decorating with these vivid and opaque colors.

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Should I get it?

The Shrink-Its are easy to do, and it’s fun to watch them shrink down. Adult assistance will be required for the baking step. The markers offer really nice color, and we like that they can be used on a variety of surfaces.


Pros (Shrink-Its)
Charms are pre-cut
Fun to watch them shrink down
Lets kids get creative

Pros (Vivid Pop)
Vivid colors
Use on a variety of surfaces
No shaking to prep them
Inspire creativity



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