Tuesday, February 03, 2009

baked with love

easy fast fun.
baking crayon hearts.
any broken bits of crayons around your house?  half eaten?  paper peeled off? stuck in the couch cushions?   yes?  ok good, me too.  LOTS of them.  i used to chuck them when they got so small they became choking hazards, but then i saw this idea and i started to weed out all those bits and save them for a day like today.  yes it is snowing again.  it is starting to become sad.  it does that to you.  so today was the perfect time to bake up some happy colorful fun.  i purchased a silicone heart shaped baking pan, just break your bits up mix and match any color combos you wish,  place them in the tin or pan and bake at 200 degrees til melted into liquid.  only a few minutes.  i just kept an eye on them.  then remove and let them cool completely til they are hard.  pop out and voila!  fun fat shaped crayons.  these are super great for casey she can grasp them much easier than a normal crayon.   i poked a hole in a few and strung them on yarn as a pretty necklace.  we are gifting these with our valentine's day cards this year.  

***tip make sure to fill your molds to  the top.  the first batch i made was far too thin and the hearts broke almost instantly. that makes for sad little ones...  

then of course i play with them too for my own creative ideas...

16 comments:

Char said...

I love this idea...and I love the cards you made with them - the perfect cool valentine!

Diane said...

Niiiiiice and I love how cross-eyed Casey is!!

I am sad with you. It is gray. It will snow. I am sad.

kristin said...

yes she IS so cross eyed! LOLOL

Holly O. said...

I'm doing this too! What a fantastic idea, thank you!

Mary said...

Wow, I LOVE that idea. I want to make them, even though my kids are 22 and 17! LOL

jag said...

This is SO VERY COOL! I never heard of baked crayons before! If I have my own crayons, are children required?!

As always, your photos are so much fun...

xox

kristin said...

no children required! lol every one deserves a heart crayon no matter your age.

mrs boo radley said...

LOVELY! I used to melt crayons all the time with my neighbor.

I need to find some crayons!

Oliag said...

I may buy some crayons just to melt them!...hope I remember this when my grandchildren get a little older...

daniela said...

yep, that one there on the right....it's mine :-) xo

mames said...

love 'em. i did this but mine were too thin. i want to make them into pebbles shapes but cannot think of a good mould. but the hearts will be awesome.

Laura said...

these are awesome! good thinking. my friend calls those little bits of crayon the "leftolas".

Kate said...

Oh, thank you!
What a great idea!

lizw said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing!

NoeKs blogt... said...

what a great idea! And a great blog as well ;)

jessica said...

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thanks for sharing this information....
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