Friday, December 4, 2009

Tis the Season!



So, I have all my shopping done. Just finished decorating the trees, and my presents are all wrapped underneath them. It is so pretty at night with all my outdoor lights lit, and the cookies and goodies make my house smell soooo yummy.
Ummmm...yeah. Okay. Back to the real world. Where VERY LITTLE of that is actually true. Well, none of it is, if you MUST know!
I did have time for an easy craft. I found it in a magazine the other day when I was lucky enough to spend all day in doctors waiting rooms for one thing and another.
Take your old bits of broken up crayons and take the paper off.
Put them in a silicone baking pan. You can use any shape. I happened to find this one in the dollar aisle at Target. Similar ones were $10, so trees it was.
Put in the oven at 400 degrees until liquefied (about 5 minutes). I've never used silicone baking pans before, and I DID put them on a baking sheet. The silicone was much too flimsy.
While I am sure it would be VERY amusing to watch me jumping around with hot wax all over, I opted out of that step!
Cool, and pop out of mold.
Magic- NEW CRAYONS! If you mix a bunch together, they will come out rainbow-y. Janey wanted to sort them into similar colors. So we did.

11 comments:

Bella said...

That is a great idea! Those would be cool for little stocking stuffer gifts, as well!

MY LIFE WITH BOYS! said...

You got me at first! I was like "no way!" how did she do it? Now I feel better! Phew...
ok very cool idea with the crayons. I might just try that!

Robin in Montana said...

Oh, geez, my youngest would love that.

Jennifer said...

Those are way cool! I bet my daughter would love that. What a neat idea.

Deb in MD said...

You got me at first with your dream world...

I am totally going to try the crayon project after school one day - thanks Erin! The girls will flip for them.

Angel said...

You are sooo funny!! I was like... Well, go Erin!!

Great idea with the crayons. I will have to try!

The Sandgroper said...

That's fantastic!!! Now if I can just work up the energy to retrieve niblets crayons from where they've rolled under the fridge I have a plan.

FalkFamily said...

That is so awesome! My kids would love that. Now, quit crafting and get to work :)

Shana said...

This is so cool! We have bags upon bags of old broken crayons...I can't wait to do this!

Tina said...

Erin:

What a great idea...

OK you had me going for a minute..I was about to call you "Mother of the Year" for having it so together..LOL

Miss you..

~Hugs

cupcake said...

Erin - Thanks for the great idea! I just found a huge container of the boy's old crayons, not so sure why I was saving them. Now I'll make new crayons for my nieces!