were created in 1973 by two housewives who needed a Cub Scout
project. By the mid 1970ís, they could be found on many store
shelves. Shrinky Dinks, which are still manufactured today, are
basically thin pieces of plastic that come with designs on them
(or designs can be put on them). When heated in an oven, they
shrink down to about half their original size, becoming more
rigid but retaining their design. Shrinky Dinks reached the
height of their popularity in the 1980ís, and just about every
pop culture subject matter could be found on a Shrinky Dink.
Pac-Man, Mr. T., Smurfs, Garfield, E.T., He-Man, Dungeons and
Dragons, G.I. Joe, Rainbow Brite, and so many more.