Jamie and Lindsi are joining us today from Toys in the Dryer. I recently discovered their blog and have not only been inspired there, but gotten a few laughs as well. And I can always a use some laughs especially when the kids are crazy. I am excited to have them posting here and I think you will love their blog, if you are not already a follower. Today they are showing us how we can go about Making Valentine Crayons.
Making Valentine Crayons
Some of you may remember our previous post on making your own crayons. Well now we’ll take it a step further. Valentine’s gifts! It’s a really easy project and your kids will be a hit this Valentine’s Day with these special Valentine’s.
Here is what you will need:
Crayons (oodles and oodles)
heart shaped mold
Valentine’s card stock
Step 1: gather up all the crayons you want to use and peel (the not so fun part)
Step 2: chop with a chef knife (or break with your hands) each crayon into 4-5 pieces
Step 3: pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F and fill each heart shaped mold half way with the crayons
Step 4: bake crayons for 10 minutes and CAREFULLY remove them after the 10 minutes (if you set them aside and do not disturb them until they are hardened, the colors will not mix together and make one solid brown color, rather, they will stay multicolored)
Step 5: let crayons re-harden (or cheat and set them in the freezer) and then remove them from the mold
Step 7: place crayon and note into a clear bag and tie shut.
My son is giving these to the kids in his class this year and my twins liked it so much that I had to go to the store and purchase more crayons to make them heart Valentines for their friends too!
Thanks so much to Jamie and Lindsi! Don’t you just love this simple idea for making Valentine crayons? I need a prettier heart mold. I just love the one they used with the scalloped edges.
If you are looking for more fun ways to engage your kids, I highly recommend KiwiCo. As a former teacher, I was really impressed with the quality of materials found in KiwiCo. Some moms have told me that they want to do activities like I do on Mess For Less with their kids, but they just don’t have to the time to go buy all the supplies and prepare them for the activity. KiwiCo is the perfect solution. Every month your KiwiCo will focus on a particular theme like Colors, Dinosaurs or Gardening. KiwiCo offer a variety of projects ranging from crafts, imaginative play, science experiments and more.
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