I recently developed a slight obsession with Shrinky Dinks. It was one of my favorite crafting activities as a child, and now as a mom, my daughter is having fun with it too. If you’ve never used it, it’s basically thin sheets of plastic that you can cut and color and then bake in the oven, where it shrinks. For this project, I recommend the frosted type of Shrinky Dinks; this allows your students to use colored pencils on the plastic. You can purchase sheets of Shrinky Dinks online or at your local craft store.
This is such a fun way to have students learn the various organelles of plant and animal cells!