I held a new workshop today!! It’s about shrink plates.
Do you know what shrink plate are like? A shrink plate is just a thin plastic plate and you draw or paint on it and heat it in an oven for about a minute. Then, it will shrink down to almost 1/3 or 1/4 of the original size.
When I was little, it was very popular among kids. Today, shrink plates are so big in the Japanese handmade world. If you browse Japanese online handmade markets, I’m sure you will easily find some.
I have been so into this craft for a few month, and of course, I made this character 🙂 I always carry them on my bag.
Here are some photos from the workshop.
I’ve asked them to bring their kids’ favorite characters or kids’ drawings.
So, she was drawing lots of trains for her son.
She brought her son’s very first drawing! It’s a fish! How exciting!!
I forgot to take all of the works, but here are the trains! They are so tiny and cute 🙂 I can’t tell which one is which, but I’m sure the great little boy can! 😀
Here are another boy’s very first drawing, a fish, in a fish bowl as a key holder and a pair of earrings!! She’s going to give the key holder as a gift to her husband and send the jewelry to her friend. How sweet ♡
She made name pins with her name and her kid’s name 🙂
When I become someone’s mom, I’d love to do the same as what my friends did today!!
Hmmm, crafting helps to make our life a little bit happier ♡