Mini Makers: Superhero Badge Father’s Day Card

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All dads are superheroes. To our kids, their Daddys can do anything, fix anything, make anything and we love watching their little eyes twinkle with a love and wonder you only get when you’re 5. So with Father’s Day on Sunday we thought we’d get our littles together to make a quick superhero card complete with a BADGE.  As everyone loves a badge, right? We used shrink plastic, which is so much fun to do with kids as it doesn’t take long for the magic to work and they love watching it wriggle and curl.

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Peggy the Pony Necklace

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Do you like our little Shrink Plastic Pony Necklace? We’ve been working with Cath Kidston on their “Bag to School” (geddit!) campaign. Their focus prints are dinosaur and pony based and as we love both of these things (plus Cath K) we’ve been dying to share with you our latest pony club inspired make.

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Nap Time Crafts: Shrinkie Buttons

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If you’re making something that requires buttons, but you don’t have anything in your button stash that matches (NB that will never happen to me, I seem to have a huge mason jar full of them. I’m such a hoarder…), maybe you could make a set from shrink plastic. You can match them to whatever you’re making. Here’s how to do it:

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Charming Brighton: Make Some Shrink Jewellery

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Be of where you live to your jewellery with these super easy shrink plastic charms. Hop over to www.brightonmums.com to see how we made them.

 

 Tia & Laura x

Nap Time Crafts: A Shrinkie Camera Brooch

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As I mentioned in a post a few weeks back (on making a shrinkie card), I have become a bit obsessed with shrink plastic. Its one of the easiest ways to create unusual jewellery and it takes no time at all. Watching your creation shrink down in the oven is really satisfying. I decided to make a little holga camera brooch for my Little Button counterpart Laura as she’s a big fan of vintage cameras.

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Shrink Plastic Valentines Card: A Nap Time Craft

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Valentines day is peeking its ugly (sorry, beautiful…) head around the corner once more. The time when we’re forced against our will to be romantic, bleurgh. Okay, so I’m not the biggest fan. But I just bought some shrink plastic and I had an idea for a card so I thought I would suck it up and make a nice card for Mr Button.

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