Mystyle Shrink Craft is a really great jewellery making kit that lets your child’s creativity do the work.
Basically the kit comes with this fascinating plastic that once placed in an oven shrinks to a third of its original size while becoming thicker and more durable in the process.
The kit comes with all the tools needed to design your own jewellery (with the exception of coloured pens). We used Deco pens as these are acrylic based and the colour takes really well on the plastic.
Also in the box you will find an instruction and design ideas booklet that has projects designed for beginners through to Intermediates. The book was really helpful as it includes templates to trace and then decorate.
What was especially great about this kit was the fact it came with professional finishings so jewellery is left with an overall professional finish which is far better than having necklaces that have cord tied in knots.
With this kit children can make rings, earrings, necklaces and key-rings. They can also use the shrink plastic to make a whole host of other cool stuff like bookmarks or mini pictures.
The instructions make the process seem really simple however, we did struggle a little.The plastic stinks really quickly and sometimes it bends and folds making it a little disastrous.
It did take a good few practice goes to get it right. The trick is to watch it super closely removing it from the oven at speed as soon as you see that its shrunk to the required size.
Once we had finally worked this out, Alice made a great heart pendent that she cut in half to make a friendship necklace.
Here she is modelling it with her BFF (that’s best friend forever, or so I’ve been told)!
Alice-Sara said that she really enjoyed the Shrink Craft Jewellery Kit and would recommend it to all her friends.
Shrink Craft Jewellery will be available from Toys R Us in time for Christmas so keep your eyes open.