Happy Monday and Happy Valentine's Day!
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Since today is the day to celebrate love wouldn't it be great to share the love of shrink plastic (Who says V-day has to be about sharing your love with people?). So, I have read of various forums/websites that take home food containers are made with plastic that shrinks in the oven. Say what?! Yes, its true!!
Outline of Steps
- Find a clear plastic take-home container
- Clean container
- Use permanent marker to draw designs onto plastic
- Heat Oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, cut out design and hole punch
- Bake plastic on paper for 1-2 mins
- Enjoy your miniature creation!
Now you don't have to spend a nickel on shrink plastic if you have a container like this in your fridge :)
|Be sure to wash out the container removing all food particles.|
|I just used the lid (I didn't want to spend time cleaning it if the project ended up failing). But it works!|
|Be sure to use permanent marker when drawing your designs and coloring them in.|
NOTE: Flip your design over before coloring in the lines. The marker will smear with whatever colors you're using. It happened to me on the next photo...
|Remove baking sheet from the oven, let cool and then pop off your shrunken creations!|
|This plastic has a lovely transparent quality to it that creates a stained glass look.|
I hope you try this at home, and let me know how it works out!