Color is my love language.
I've told this story before, but when I was a little girl I would dump out my two large boxes of Crayolas and line them up in rainbow order.Something about it fascinated and soothed me, and thirty-something years later things are still the same.
We made heart shaped crayons for the kids to give as Valentines this year.
Start by soaking the crayons in a bowl of water. A lot of the paper peels will start lifting off.
The kids took all the wrappers off and threw them away.
Of course, for fun, we put them in rainbow order ;)
The kids and I broke them up into little pieces. The larger pieces I cut with an exacto knife.
I got my molds at Ikea. Line the bottom of the oven with tin foil.
I put them in at 200 degrees, but I had to keep a close eye on them. When they started melting I had to add more pieces.
Coming out of the oven, I let them sit for a minute, and then we put them in the refrigerator to cool for awhile.
We made a pink/red set, a yellow/orange set, a green/blue set, and a blue/purple set.
Finally, we made a cute valentine in picnik.com and printed them at 3 x 5.
The older kids will sign their own on the bottom instead of me typing it out.
It was a lovely afternoon crafting with my favorite littles.
They were mesmerized by the process!
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