Friday, May 8, 2015

Mother's Day Keychains

Okay, these were not my original idea. One of the new Kindergarten teachers at Spotswood (sniff, sniff) apparently does this every year with her kids. And now, so will I. These are adorable and GENIUS!

So, all you have to do is buy the white Shrinky Dinks at Michael's or Hobby Lobby or wherever. Then, trace each student's hand and cut out the handprint.  Let each student decorate one side of their handprint with permanent marker.  On the other side, you write Happy Mother's Day and let the child write his/her name.  (Don't forget if there are any mistakes, you can erase the permanent marker with a dry erase marker!)

Then you punch a regular size hole in the bottom of the handprint and put them in the oven to shrink. Attach a keyring and voilĂ ! You've got the cutest Mother's Day gift ever!

(If you aren't familiar with Shrinky Dinks, don't panic when they wrinkle up on you. They uncurl as you leave them in the oven a little longer. I was freaking out that the first batch was ruined until someone suggested I just leave them in a little longer.)

They look large in the photos, but here's one against my hand to give you a reference for size:

Happy Shrinky Dinking! (Verb? Now it is.)

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