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Can you help me find this melty plastic stuff?

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marthastew Mon 14-Nov-16 19:56:12

In the eighties I had some strips of coloured and patterned plastic that you cut up and heated in the oven to make decorations, jewellery etc. Does anyone remember this and what it was called?

Each strip was about the size of a bookmark and some of the patterns were beautiful - especially the metallic ones.

Or was it just me?

Quiero Mon 14-Nov-16 19:58:05

Search for shrinkies or shrinkles. - Not exactly what you're describing but not far off. I'll get a link, two ticks...

LegArmpits Mon 14-Nov-16 19:58:53

I ALSO remember this and almost thought it was a false memory. I know it's not shrink plastic - it's different to that.
Following with interest!

legotits Mon 14-Nov-16 19:59:19


Quiero Mon 14-Nov-16 19:59:50

Close to what you were thinking?

Malermalergoni Mon 14-Nov-16 19:59:56

It was called 'friendly plastic' I think. I loved the pearly ones.

DirectorofDomesticLogistics Mon 14-Nov-16 20:00:13


DirectorofDomesticLogistics Mon 14-Nov-16 20:00:42

Cross post with Lego!

HRarehoundingme Mon 14-Nov-16 20:01:14

Formcard could be am option?

Malermalergoni Mon 14-Nov-16 20:01:39

Yep - friendly plastic. You can still get it it seems

mrspitt Mon 14-Nov-16 20:31:07

Definately FIMO!
I made some wonderous creations with it!smile

marthastew Mon 14-Nov-16 21:22:27

I'm back - had to tidy up. Friendly plastic rings a bell. The pearly ones were indeed very lovely. Will go through the suggestions now.

marthastew Mon 14-Nov-16 21:27:26

Yep - it was Friendly Plastic. Thank you everyone. I've been thinking about it for ages!

marthastew Mon 14-Nov-16 21:43:04

But sadly it seems that it is no longer available. It was lovely stuff.

DoJo Mon 14-Nov-16 21:49:07

I had some of these too - I don't think I ever made anything with them because the colours were so lovely that I didn't want to mess them up by melting them!

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