Download these animal and plant cell templates for free here:
This is such a fun way to have students learn the various organelles of plant and animal cells!
Using painter's tape, secure the Shrinky Dinks sheet on top of the cell template, with the frosted side up. Each cell uses one whole sheet of plastic. Using a fine-tip Sharpie, outline the cell.
Remove the tape and color the cell with colored pencils. Trim around the cell and use a hole punch to make a hole on the edge of the cell; this way students can place it on a ring, chain, etc.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Place the pieces face down on a cookie sheet that is covered in parchment paper or a layer of brown paper bag. Once the pieces are totally flat (about 5-7 minuets), take them out to cool.