Shrinky Dinks

Ahhhh, just that name Shrinky Dinks really brings back memories. Shrinky Dinks was an arts and crafts project that after you color it in you would bake them in the oven and watch them shrink. Once they are done, you would have a hard plastic item that you could display anywhere!!

Shrinky Dinks were invented in 1973 by two housewives Betty Morris and Kate Bloomberg of Brookfield, Wisconsin, as a Cub Scout project with their sons.

The first kits were sold at a local shopping mall and became very popular. Shrinky Dinks were soon licensed to be manufactured by the major toy companies of the time such as Milton Bradley, Colorforms, Western Publishing and Skyline Toys. The shrink plastic is still available from many retailers and can be used for a variety of things like charms or pins. Once the Shrinky Dinks Boom hit toy shelves they really made them for every TV show and film that you could think of

In 1992, the California rock band Sugar Ray formed with the name "Shrinky Dinx", but later changed it upon threat of lawsuit from the Milton Bradley Company.

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