Friday, January 27, 2012

melting crayons

I love to color, I have the sweetest little girl that would color with me for hours on end. I also have these 3 little boys, that love to break crayons. I don't know what it is about boys and crayons but they can't resist that little snap noise you get from breaking a crayon. And, who wants to color with a half crayon, not me!

So we decided to melt them into big fat crayons! we all sat down and started peeling, 2 minutes later they had left and I was peeling.

Heat your oven to 300. I used mini muffin tins, USE LINERS! unless you want to throw out your tins afterwards.

I cooked them for about 10 minutes, just check on them every few minutes till they look pretty melted. Be careful when you take them out it's like water, and you don't want all the wax on your muffin tins. let cool, peel the liners off and then color again!

We tried to keep like colors together but you could do swirls. I stirred mine up with a toothpick after they cooked to mix the colors a little more.
Happy coloring!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This week I'm going to try...

Click on the above words to see a post from an amazing craft-ess (I love her blog... love it!)... "She blogs she blogs" does a fabulous tutorial on finger knitting and I just bought my yarn today.  The plan is to make a long garland to hang above the window in Norah's room... I can't wait! I'll let you know how it goes!