Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shrinky Dinks Monster Lab Activity Kit (Giveaway with Creativity for Kids)

Can I be totally honest with you?

Before this big box arrived at my doorstep, I had never played with Shrinky Dinks.


My son (and my husband) were pumped about making monsters with furry legs and yellow eyes so I had planned to let this be a "Daddy and Me" type of project.


After watching them trade colored pencils and create all kinds of monstery things for a few minutes, I set my camera down and asked Jeremy to pass me the light blue.


What is it about coloring that lets you forget the time and your troubles?


But, that wasn't the coolest part.

As a Shrinky Dink novice, I was unaware of how amusing it is to watch those flimsy pieces of crayoned plastic contort and twist and diminish in just about three minutes.


My boy and I were staring into the oven with our mouths open, pointing and laughing. "Look at your red worm! Ohhh, the mad scientist!"

I'm telling you... f.u.n.


When they come out of the oven, they're so cute and small, but sturdier and thicker. 

They are just right for setting up a crazy scientist's laboratory. 

And just right for spending a little time together and stretching our imaginations.


. . . . . 

You are lucky luckies because the sweet people at

are giving away 2 Shrinky Dinks Monster Lab Activity Kits!

Are you ready for some extreme Shrinky Dink fun? Get ready to color, bake and shrink the most creative creatures ever! Includes 50+ pre-cut Shrinky Dinks, Faber-Castell color EcoPencils, brads, chenille stems, wiggly eyes and more. When you are finished, place them inside the 3-D pop-up laboratory (measures 16" x 7 3/4" x 6"). Winner of the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval and FunFare - All Stars Award. Ages 7 and up. Valued at $19.99.

To win:

1. Leave a comment telling me that you are an In Between Laundry follower or subscriber AND if you've ever tried Shrinky Dinks. (one entry)

2. Visit the Creativity for Kids Facebook page. Leave a comment here after you did. (one entry)

* Winners announced Tuesday, July 5th. *

Giveaway is now closed.



  1. I'm a follower and I've never tried Shrinky Dinks. I've seen them at a few craft stores but wasn't sure what they were. Seeing your blog-I want to try them!!

  2. I visited here: Creativty for Kids on FB. Yay for giveaways!

  3. I am a follower but have never tried them they look sooo fun!

  4. I'm subscribed. They look pretty cool, remind me of when we used to do that with chip packets and then add them to our key rings. Oh the things we thought were cool!

  5. I am a subscriber :) I just to love doing shrinky dinks!

  6. I subscribe on reader if that counts? I remember shrinky dinks from way back when. That sounds like the perfect summer activity!

  7. i'm a follower and never tried 'em! looks like fun! :)

  8. I am a follower. We made shrinky dinks a couple of times when I was a kid. My kids would love them now!

  9. Well OF COURSE I'm a follower! I've done shrinky dinks as a kid and as a parent. They are great fun on both sides!

  10. I'm a follower. I FREAKIN' LOVE SHRINKY DINKS!!!!!


  11. i visited their facebook!



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