It’s a Small World Shrink Charms

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World wanderers rejoice! The whole family can craft together to create these precious It’s a Small World® attraction themed shrink charms that are perfect reminders of your love for world exploration and adventure.

Time: 20 minutes
What You'll Need
White or clear shrink paper (for inkjet printers)
Scissors
Hole punch
Chain bracelet (or other jewelry accessory)
Jump rings
Cardboard or spatula
Clear nail polish
How To Make It
  • 1

    Print the charms on shrink paper and cut them out.

  • 2

    To use your charm as a bracelet or necklace pendant, you need to punch the hole where indicated before you bake it. You can also cut off the white border if you wish for the charm to be completely in color.

  • 3

    Follow the baking instructions on the shrink paper package to bake the charms in a toaster oven or conventional oven. Watch the shrink plastic dance and curl! Do not allow children to use the oven.

  • 4

    If the charm is still slightly curled when it is finished baking, use a piece of cardboard or a spatula to flatten it completely.

  • 5

    Apply a couple coats of clear nail polish to seal the ink on the charm and make it water-resistant. Let the nail polish dry.

  • 6

    Add the charms to whatever you'd like! You can use jump rings and jewelry chain to create a charm bracelet or necklace, or attach them to a cell phone charm strap or zipper pulls. You can also glue charms to barrettes and hair pins.

Notes
Cutting should be done by an adult.
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