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If you need something new in your life, follow along with me on this blog, Create & Change. Together for 365 days, we will take tiny steps to make something new. As you move along, report back along the way. 

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Day 233 - Emotional Shrink.

Day 233 - Emotional Shrink.

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Hey everyone. It's Friday day and it's back-to-school time. Actually, in our house, it's first time school for almost everyone. There are a lot of emotions swirling. Each of us is shrinking from telling each other just how we feel about this transition. Perhaps it's a good time to create something that helps us wear our emotions on our sleeve or at least our backpacks. Who doesn't love a good emoji to communicate what's bubbling up inside?

Remember Shrinky Dink plastic fun? Today, let's combine our emotions and shrink them into a pint sized activity that will make everyone feel good about the change ahead. Today's project is to create DIY Emoji keyrings. 

Step one: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Print out free emoji template. Cut out the flat piece of #6 plastic or use a Shrinky Dink kit. Trace the emojis on to the plastic with a black Sharpie marker.

Step 2: Add color to the emojis. Cut out the emoji artwork as circles. Punch a hole in each piece. Place the emoji artwork on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet.

Step 3: Once oven is at 350 degrees. Place the emoji artwork in the oven for 1-2 minutes. It will be begin to curl dramatically but then will begin to flatten. Remove baking sheet from the oven with oven mitts.

Step 4: Let the plastic emojis cool. Insert the keyring on each emoji. Place on a backpack or lunch box.

What a fun and easy way to show emotion. See you tomorrow Grumpy Gus!

 

 

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