Shrinky Dinks

Milwaukee Magazine - - Culture -

In 1973, Brook­field moth­ers Kate Bloomberg and Betty Mor­ris – in need of a Cub Scout project for their sons – dis­cov­ered that shrink­ing poly­styrene plas­tic in an oven fas­ci­nated kids. By 2008, K & B In­no­va­tions had sold $150 mil­lion worth of Shrinky Dinks; the brand was sold to New Jer­sey-based Alex Brands in 2014.

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