Do you remember playing with Shrinky Dinks as a kid? They were one of the best craft supplies to experiment with because of their versatility -- in just a few minutes you could create fun jewelry or holiday ornaments. Plus wasn't it magical to watch them shrink before your very eyes? Well, the good news is that you can continue to use Shrinky Dinks all the way into adulthood! In fact, these sophisticated cake toppers are perfect for any occasion.
Things You'll Need
Printable shrink film (we used this paper)
Hot glue gun
Lollipop sticks or small wooden dowels
Step 1: Prep
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
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Step 2: Print
Download and print out your chosen design. We have created original banners and toppers for birthdays, baby showers, weddings and other occasions. Download them all here!
Shrinky Dinks end up being 50 percent of the printed size so make sure to keep that in mind before you print your design!
Step 3: Cut
Once the designs are printed, carefully cut them out.
Step 4: Bake
Place the designs on top of a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake them in a conventional or toaster oven for 2 to 3 minutes until they are laying flat down.
If you open the oven and a part of the Shrinky Dink is shriveled up or is not laying down flat, that means it is not done. Leave the piece(s) in for 30 seconds to one minute longer!
Step 5: Glue
Allow at least 10 minutes for the Shrinky Dinks to cool down. Once they are cool, use a glue gun to attach them to the top of a lollipop stick or small wooden dowel.
Paper straws also make a fun cake topper base!
Step 6: Decorate
Place these fun new toppers on top of your cake, along with any other items you want to use. The wedding toppers would be perfect alongside fresh flowers, for example.
These are also perfect for other desserts such as cupcakes, donuts and pie!
Make sure to keep the toppers for future use. These can easily be cleaned if any baked goods get on them, and can be used many, many times. The thickness makes them look extra nice and special and everyone will ask where you bought them. Just imagine their surprise when you tell them they were made from a favorite childhood craft supply!
Want more Shrinky Dinks?
For more Shrinky Dink fun, make these totally cool and colorful rings this weekend!