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Shrink Plastic Skateboards

Project Description:

Want to do a fun and engaging craft with your kids, Well this is the craft for you! Make some groovy mini skateboards with Grafix Shrink Film!!!


Designed by:Grafix Designers 

 Difficulty: Easy


  • Shrink Plastic: Grafix Shrink Film- sanded 8.5×11
  • Skateboard trucks and wheels
  • ultra-fine Sharpie
  • Color Pencil (gets more vibrant after shrinking process)
  • Thumbnail sketch handout
  • Final Draft handout
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • Toaster Oven
  • Flat pans
  • Parchment paper
  • Small spatula
  • Oven Mitts
  • Hot glue
  • Glue gun

Steps to Make This:

  • Thumbnail sketches- draw 8 different designs on thumbnail template- each one showing something about your identity
  • PICK ONE- draw it on your final design template handout. Use your best craftsmanship- will be tracing this onto shrink plastic
  • Tape plastic (sanded side up) to final template- TRACE design and outline of board with ultra-fine sharpie.
  • Color with color pencil (remember to color ALL areas)
  • Cut out
  • Follow the directions that came with your shrink plastic to shrink down (Have the kids watch the process- they can oversee the shrink plastic process and let you know when it is time to take it out)
  • Hot glue wheels
  • Photograph projects (I display photos of 3D work on my board in the hall so pieces don’t get broken)
  • Give the skateboards back!




  • Grafix
  • Your Source for Creative Plastic Films
  • 5800 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Maple HeightsOhio 44137
  • Phone: 216-581-9050
  • Fax: 216-581-9041
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