Shrinky Dink Handprint Keychain

These little hands are a sweet treasure and would make a great gift for any parent or grandparent. A bonus was the joy my kids had watching their hand cut-out shrink to the tiny size of a fairy, as my daughter put it.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Plain shrink form sheets are available in any craft store and are a great way for kids to personalize little treasures.

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  • Step 2

    I traced both my children's hands on a shrink form sheet.

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  • Step 3

    Emma wrote her name right on her hand using a permanent marker. Next, I helped to cut the hands out.

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  • Step 4

    I used a large hole punch to make a hole for the key ring. If you don't have a large punch just use the standard size several times to make a larger hole.

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  • Step 5

    Onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet they went and into the oven. I followed my shrink form instructions and placed them in a 300 degree oven for just a minute or so. They curl up and then flatten out and that's how you know they're done.

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  • Step 6

    Look how small they got! The kids loved this!

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  • Done!

    They fit right into my hand. My perfect treasures.

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