Saturday, January 16, 2010

Heart Crayons!

Today's craft served 3 purposes:
  1. To organize our coloring utensil drawer
  2. To recycle
  3. To make fun heart crayons for Valentine's Day
(I didn't realize the "recycle" part until Allison mentioned, "This is like recycling!")

First, we gathered all the Valentine color crayons and peeled the paper off. I was surprised how much fun the girls had with it... (Especially considering, it was a bit difficult!)

Next, Allison smashed the crayons with a hammer.

We put the crayon bits in a heart mold, and baked at 250 for about 10 minutes... we just watched them until they were fully melted.

Didn't they turn out CUTE?

It's hard to tell from the picture, but we divided the drawer into crayons/pens/pencils. We then printed Valentine's pictures from Family Fun again to test our crayons out. We also spent the afternoon testing all the old markers and throwing the duds out. Aaaahhh... I LOVE organization! (And, cute crafts!)

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