Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Chip Bag Shrinkies

I saw this on Pinterest and I was intrigued..... as I am a lot of times! I will admit, when my husband came home, he said, "Why would you do that?" I said, "Because I wanted to see if it worked." He said, "I still don't see the point."

So if you try this, be aware, you may get the same reaction.

Anyway, I saw this idea HERE. Our daughter loves science experiments, so I thought it'd be cool.

Get an empty chip bag (one that has plastic on the outside, and aluminum on the inside. Think Doritos, Cheetos, Ruffles... Tortilla chips- no.) You want to wash it out... I just put it under the faucet with a little soap. Swirled it around, dumped it out and let it dry.

Place the bag between 2 sheets of parchment paper and then put it into a 400 degree oven.

I placed the baking sheet on top to  help keep it flat.

I will admit that I "checked" on it and that ruined mine. So take note, just let it "cook" for 8 minutes and then if you want to check it, go ahead. I mean, you don't want it to burn, but you don't want it ruined either.

Your child will impatiently wait for the 8 minutes. Pull it out, see how small it is, let it cool and you are done.

See your daughters eyes light up at the awesomeness of it.

Now, I mentioned I "ruined" mine. See how it's all jagged and looks like it got run over by a car? Yeah, when I replaced the top pan from "checking" on it, I disturbed it a little. Oops.

But it is cool. And if you can get it small enough to make key chains, that would be a neat gift, or package topper. I wonder if using a small, snack sized bag, would work better for that? Anyhow- there you go.

(I didn't smell any "fumes" but you might want to open a window, just in case. I did.)

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