My Little Pony: Shrink Plastic Jewelry

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DIY My Little Pony: The Movie shrink plastic jewelry is a fun and easy craft for kids of all ages! Hold on tight, everyponyMy Little Pony: The Movie is blasting to theaters on October 6, and we’re making colorful jewelry to accessorize your movie premiere outfit!

my little pony jewelry collection

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My three sisters and I were huge fans of My Little Pony as we were growing up, and it’s really fun to witness a new generation of children (including OUR children!) falling in love with My Little Pony all over again! My nieces are super excited for the premiere of My Little Pony: The Movie on October 6th, so I crafted some super cool DIY shrink plastic jewelry to accessorize their movie premiere outfits. I can’t wait to see the movie with them and to give them this cute jewelry!

my little pony movie poster

On October 6th,  friendship is magic! A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

Check out the trailer for My Little Pony: The Movie & join the littlest ponies on their big screen adventure:

YouTube video

I love all of the bright and colorful sparkly graphics! My Little Pony: The Movie is sure to be a fun and exciting adventure that the whole family will enjoy! As you can see from the trailer, the film has an all-star voice cast including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana and features original music and songs performed by the cast! SO fun!

my little pony shrink plastic

The bright and colorful graphics in the movie trailer immediately inspired me, and I knew right away that I wanted to create some My Little Pony: The Movie jewelry featuring the Mane 6 characters – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity.

Supplies Needed to Make My Little Pony: The Movie Jewelry:

FOR NECKLACES:

  • Inkjet Shrink Plastic Film
  • My Little Pony: The Movie Character Printables (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD and PRINT!)
  • Scissors and a Hole Punch
  • Jump Rings and Jewelry Pliers
  • Plastic Necklaces, Ribbon, or Elastic Cord
  • Large Colorful Wooden Beads

FOR EARRINGS:

shrink plastic necklace charms before shrinkingTo begin, print out each page of characters onto a sheet of inkjet shrink plastic, and cut out with scissors. For necklace pendants, use a hole punch to create a hole near the top of each character. Place in the oven at 325 degrees for 2-3 minutes and watch the magic happen!

shrunken my little pony necklace charms on tray

Easy peasy, and super cool! The shrink plastic shrinks to about 40-50% of its original size, and it becomes a thicker, rigid plastic that is perfect for jewelry making! (Note: the colors will intensify during the shrinking process, so if you find that your characters are too overly saturated, reduce the print opacity to around 70% before printing)

my little pony printable shrink plastic images

Repeat the process for each of the three sheets of My Little Pony characters. Each sheet contains two of the Mane 6 characters along with a set of graphics that relate to the characters.

shrink plastic ponies before shrinking on tray

During the shrinking process, it is perfectly normal for the plastic to curl up! The pieces will usually flatten themselves out as the shrinking process continues and finishes; however, it may be necessary to press down on the pieces with a non-stick spatula before removing them from the oven to ensure that they are completely flat. Allow the plastic pieces to cool before removing from the pan.

shrink plastic my little ponies after shrinking

I just love the way these turned out! The finished pendant and earring pieces aren’t much bigger than a quarter and a dime, respectively, but they still retain the same amount of detail and pizzazz as the originals!

necklace charms and quarter and dime for size reference

necklace and earring accessories

For my nieces, I chose to turn my shrink plastic pieces into necklace pendants and earrings, but there are SO many other things that you could also create! Above is just a small sample of a few of the findings that you can use to create rings, earrings, pins, bobby pins, and more! You could also make hair clips, headbands, zipper pulls, keychains…the possibilities are practically endless!

earring backs glued to shrink plastic items

To create a set of earrings, apply a dab of E-6000 adhesive to the pad of each earring post and place onto the back of the shrink plastic pieces. Allow to dry for at least an hour, and allow 24 hours for the adhesive to fully cure.

earrings on jewelry card

For Twilight Sparkle’s earrings, I designed the graphic to be just a bit larger than the others to create dangly earrings for my older niece. (Note: for dangly earrings, be sure to punch a hole at the top of the pieces before shrinking!). Simply attach a jump ring to the plastic piece, and attach the jump ring to a set of wire earring hooks. Easy peasy!

collection of my little pony earrings on jewelry backings

Do you think my nieces would notice if I kept a pair for myself? They’re just too cute (and I adore those sweet apples!)!

my little pony movie jewelry on earring backing cards

beads added to my little pony necklace

Creating a necklace is just as easy as pie, a PINKIE PIE, that is! I started with a silicone necklace cord and some colorful wooden beads that were large enough to be threaded onto the necklace cord.

my little pony with jump ring attached to jewelry piece

Use the jewelry pliers to attach a jump ring to the My Little Pony: The Movie character pendant.

my little pony necklace for kids

String everything together – SUPER easy and SO adorable!

my little pony diy rainbow dash necklace

Rainbow Dash is my favorite of the Mane 6 – I can’t get enough of rainbows!

cute diy my little pony necklace

Ribbon makes a fun alternative to the silicone necklace cording and allows you to create custom length necklaces and add another pop of color.

DIY my little pony movie jewelry

This My Little Pony: The Movie jewelry was a ton of fun to create, and I am really looking forward to seeing the film in theaters October 6th!

For more creative ideas, news, and updates visit the official My Little Pony: The Movie website, and be sure to give them a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Don’t forget to pin this My Little Pony: The Movie Jewelry for later!

DIY my little pony the movie shrink plastic jewelry

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Hi,
    I think your My Little Pony Shrinky Dinks are adorable. Do you have the template just with the outlines, so that the children can color them themselves?
    Thanks,
    Bonnie

    1. Thanks, Bonnie! I do not have just the outlines as these images were provided to me by the film company with permission to share them as-is, so I am unable to alter the images. One suggestion might be to print out the designs onto regular paper and have the kids trace them onto the shrink plastic, though, since the plastic film is translucent and they should be able to see the printed image underneath it just fine. šŸ™‚

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