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Shrinky Dink Footprint Keychain

Mother’s Day is coming up, and we’ve already shared these adorable handprint salt dough keepsakes that would be perfect to make for Mom or Grandma! But today we’re sharing these even more adorable shrinky dink footprint keychain craft!

Shrinky Dink Footprint Keychain

Watch the full tutorial video here before you get started!


We have seen shrinky dink keychain ideas before but never with an adorable footprint. We wanted to create something for Mother’s Day that would make a lovely keepsake, but also be fun for Spring. And what’s more beautiful and spring-like than a butterfly?

DIY footprint keychain

Here are the materials you’ll need to make a shrinky dink footprint keychain: 

DIY Butterfly Footprint Keychains

Shrinky Dink Butterfly Footprint

Directions to Make a DIY Shrinky Dink Footprint Keychain 

  1. First, paint your child’s foot. Cover completely so the footprint will show up without any missing spots.

2) Place one foot on the Shrinky Dink plastic. Press down firmly to get a good imprint.

How to make a footprint butterfly keychain

3. Do both sides and make opposite footprints to form the wings of the butterfly.

4. Wait for the paint to dry completely and then draw in the center of the butterfly with a black sharpie.

5. Allow the sharpie to dry, then you can cut around your butterfly. Be sure to leave a spot to hole punch for where your keychain will attach. Remember to punch the hole before you bake!

6. Now bake according to the Shrinky Dink package directions. Place paint side up in the oven and on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Tip: If your keychains come out a little curled, immediately press them with a spatula when warm to flatten them out.

7. Paint on gloss mod podge on the side of the paint to protect it from scraping off.

8. Once cool, now the final step is to add your keychains!

Put Keychain on Butterfly Footprint Shrinky Dinks

And that’s it! You have your final shrinky dink footprint keychains! You can also just do regular handprint and footprints too.

If you’re looking for a card for Mom or for a birthday card idea, check out this tutorial on these adorable handprint butterfly cards.

Butterfly Handprint Cards Kids Can Make

Looking for more footprint and handprint craft ideas? Check out these ideas too!

Handprint Salt Dough Craft – this is so pretty and such a nice keepsake!

Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments Recipe

Footprint Heart Craft – this is too sweet! Make a heart out of any type of candy. We used conversation hearts but you could use buttons or any other material to surround the heart.

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11 comments on “Shrinky Dink Footprint Keychain”

    1. Not at all – keep a small bucket close by with some soap and water when you do it and it’ll make it easier.

  1. Hi! Did you put the paint on the frosted side (rougher side) or the smooth side. Thanks!

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      Follow the directions of the shrinky dink package – it should tell you what side to use but it may be different depending on the brand.

  2. What is the other alternative for the shrinky dinky? I would like to ask if I can use instead the laminating plastic instead?

    1. I’ve been successful using cut portions of take out food containers. It has to be plastic #6 – look on the bottom of the containers, there should be a number embossed on it.

  3. Lindsey Nupp

    Has anyone made these keychains and then mailed them? Do you think they would be ok in a bubble pouch?

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      They are a little fragile but if you wrap properly I think it would be ok.

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      You’ll need to follow the package directions of the shrinky dink paper you buy. The one we bought directions said to bake in the oven. I haven’t seen one that allows for the microwave.

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