One year at camp my mom created a miniature world with the campers. Isn’t there something fascinating about making teeny, tiny things? Materials Shrink Art sheets (you can purchase these at craft stores) Cookie tray (and an oven mitt too!) Scissors Pencil Pencil crayons Sand paper Small containers (You could re-use items from your recycle, but the kids were excited to use these little glass bottles) Little items to create the ocean such as gravel, sand, small beads, plastic gems, rocks etc. Directions We used these water creatures as an inspiration. You could plan out your work on a sheet of paper if you like. Scuff your shrink art paper with sand paper. Slip your plan under your shrink art sheet and trace around it with a black pencil crayon. You could tape down the pieces to hold them steady or have an adult hold it for you. Colour in your work with your pencil crayons. Trim the edges, leaving a border. Lay your work on a cookie sheet and follow the product directions as to cooking. Once cool, insert your little creature into a bottle or container, along with little items to create a background such as sand, gravel, plastic gems and a little bit of water if you like. Then the kids then created all sorts of little animals! Here’s their favourites: Purpose Sketching items based on real objects, animals etc. Safety Notes Use scissors with care and adult supervision. Follow the product directions with an adult and use safety gear (e.g., oven mitts) Small items can be a choking hazard therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.