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Shrinky Dinky's

Wasn't sure where to put this one, but as they were free in boxes of cereals, I think Food and Drink are quite apt.

Shrinky Dinky's were a picture of a cartoon character, (I think mine was Jerry Mouse), and they were on this plastic type sheet. So you cut them out and put them in the oven, (this is vague, but I think you might have had to colour them in)? And when you got them out, they had......wait for it......shrunk! Even as a kid I remember thinking, 'and???' And I didn't have loads of stuff as a kid, so imagine how more priviledged kids must have felt! Lol!


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Do You Remember Shrinky Dinky's?

Do You Remember Shrinky Dinky's?

  • Anonymous user
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    Yes I was free in cereal you coloured them in then cooked them they shrunk then went hard
  • Anonymous user
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    Hi, picture updated to a Weetabix promotion for Shrinkies more pictures can be found over on the forum. Shrinky Dinks were a brand name sold in the shops.
  • Anonymous user
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    Thanks Fiat! I was only little so they were a very vague memory, but your helpful addition has filled in the blanks and brought it all flooding back!
  • Anonymous user
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    Shrinky Dinks were a craft toy in the late 70s that happened to be given away as a cereal gift. I got a box set for christmas. It had sheets of a thick plastic which you could use your own or provided pis to draw and colour in then shape to make key rings ,pendants etc. Putting them in the oven melted them to become solid plastic and the colours more vivid. Loved them!
  • Anonymous user
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    PS: The picture they have provided is wrong. They were called 'Shrinky Dinky's'. And they were just a cereal promo. That looks like some kind of toy from the US.