Monday, February 4, 2013

Can you shrink Shrinky Dinks in an Easy Bake Oven?

My oldest daughter wanted an Easy Bake Oven and the Shrinky Dink Maker for Christmas. We bought the Easy Bake because we thought it would be more fun. She received Shrinky Dinks also but no maker. Of course one thing lead to another and that is when she asked, "Can you shrink Shrinky Dinks in an Easy Bake Oven?"
First, we had to find out how hot the Easy Bake would heat to.
We used a digital thermometer to find this out.
Everything online said 375 degrees but they would be wrong! 
Our Easy Bake reached 441 degrees after 24 minutes of preheating. Wow!!!
Next we tested a Shinky Dink! 
It Worked!!
  • Place aluminum foil on the Easy Bake pan and then put your colored Shrinky Dink on top. 
  • We strongly advice you to use only Shrinky Dinks that fit inside the Easy Bake Oven Pan.
  • Bake for only 1 minute and slide it through to cool!

We had a great time coloring Shrinky Dinks and heating them inside the Easy Bake. Now she can make them by herself.

1 comment:

gale said...

Wow, I had no idea they got that hot! Our dd has the kind with the light bulb. I wonder how hot it would get. Love the shrinky dink idea. I've done it using my heat tool that I use for rubber stamping.