DIY – How to Make a Shrink Plastic Ring!

Well, if you have lots of time to burn or simply feel creative enough, you can try making this shrink plastic ring.

Shrink plastic, for the uninitiated, was originally marketed as a toy for kids. It starts life thin and flexible. You draw on it and then bake it in the oven, and it shrinks to become about 1/3 of the starting size, but 9 times as thick. This thickness makes it strong and hard. It will not bend after baking, so if you try to pull your ring open, or stand on it, it may snap, but it is strong enough to withstand regular use as a ring.

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4 Responses to DIY – How to Make a Shrink Plastic Ring!

  1. Pam says:

    what do you use to bend it around? How do you get it the right size for a a ring? It seems a lot is left out. Do you use an oven or heat gun to shrink the plastic? Please give the full information.
    thanks!

  2. evei says:

    yeh i agree please tell us i cant wait to do it

  3. Pam says:

    Yes… I would like a bit more info on actually making the ring, please. What do you use to bend it around? How do you bend it around? Do you have a size pattern you use to get different ring sizes or what? I’d love more detail.

  4. Pam says:

    Just to clarify, my last comment on Jan. 22 was not from the Pam who left a message earlier…back in Oct. – that’s another Pam!

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