Monday, January 23, 2012

This post makes me ridiculously happy

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!

Linking up here today:)

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8 comments:

Mary said...

these are so stinking fun!!

Isabel said...

How awesome!! Love this idea and a great project to do:O)

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

I've always wanted to try this! and I love the printable! :o)

angela said...

The water soaking part is awesome! Crayola is SOOOO hard to de-paper. Great idea!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

My girls have been given these for different holidays but we've never made them. What a great idea for Valentines. Thanks for sharing:)

the lowes said...

oh my gosh i LOOOOVE these!!! how fun to make and how fun to give!!!! :)

Jill said...

ooooh! LOVE! *great minds kinda think alike!* ;) must be heart day!
Blessings!
Jill

Kellie said...

The water soaking idea seriously changed my life today! Thank you. We made hearts, stars, & flowers. Just for fun! Thank you IKEA and thank you Chrissie! :)