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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Heart Shaped Crayons

   A few of you have asked about making heart shaped crayons.  These are some that we made last year and they are really, really fun!  Here is what you do:

Heat oven to 250 degrees.  Fill each silicone mold (we got ours at Target) with assorted colors of crayon pieces (paper removed) and bake until the crayons melt- about 10-15 minutes.  You might like to place a sheet pan under the crayons to catch any drips.  Once they are cool, remove the hearts from the mold and smooth any rough edges by rubbing them on a piece of scrap paper.  We attached ours with small pieces of foam tape to valentines.  This is such a great way to recycle bit and pieces of crayon that would otherwise end up in the trash.


Darlene said...

Those are just so cute & sound like fun for the little ones!

Tristan said...

These are cute :)

Anonymous said...

I need to have more patience when I am going through the kiddos crayon box...when I see a broken crayon, I toss it.
You've inspired me, dear friend (as usual!)....no more throwing out crayons. Heart shaped crayons it is!!!
Hope you're having a wonderful and relaxing Sunday! :)

Shell in your Pocket said...

OH those are so cute!
-sandy toe

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Cute! I have never made heart shaped ones before!

Mother Hood said...

Thanks! I LOVE it! No pun intended! I'm getting all sorts of ideas now! I have some animal molds!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What a great idea..... and so cute too!

Lindsay-ann said...

They look great. Wonderful idea.

Elise said...

Cute!! Watery is the name of the color of the half bath. Its by Benjamin Moore. It is coming out brighter in the half bath than my mom's extra bath. It was left over from her house. Yay for free paint!!

Unknown said...

Cute idea Lori! Love the colors all together like that!


Yarni Gras! said...

what a TERRIFIC idea. And I like that you attached them to Valentine's.......again, another idea I must steal :-)
CG is home sick today and this would have been a GREAT project but, alas, one car is still in the shop so we are homebound.....:-(
But.....maybe later this week :-)

KKJD1 said...

How cute!

Artfulife said...

So fun! I will have to try this with my girls.

Polka Dot Moon said...

What a fantastic way to use up some crayons that are in the bottom of the desk!
I think I'm gonna have to try this :)

Allyson said...

I just saw this on another blog (ellesstudio.blogspot.com) right before I came to yours. What an adorable idea! I'm going to have to try this one.

joyfullness said...

I did this project last year for our little friends..
I tried to keep the same colors together for the most part...then had cute little sayings, like..
"For my true blue friend!"
and "Orange you glad we're friends"
anyway...so fun...good to save up through the year.. and peely peely peely whilst you watchy tv! It makes the fun of making them more instant!!
Okay friend!!
happy Day!

Ruth said...

These are so much fun to make. I remember making these with the kids. The kids had so much fun mixing all the crayon pieces.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Hi again,

I've tagged you today (Tues). Come by soon and see on my Eight is Enough posting.

www.AForestFrolic.typepad.com said...

Oh Lori, thank you for sharig the tutorial...we've been wanting to make these and haven't yet. Thanks for the motivation on this icy day :-)

Robin Beck said...

I heard a lot of people have lost power over in your area...And that trees are breaking in half. I hope you are doing okay over there...I'm concerned about you guys! Let me know if everything is okay when you can. Until then I am praying for you.