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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

simple arithmetic

chopped

plus

pan

equals

crayon hearts

i am finally feeling better after battling a terrible head cold for the last three days. i started making these oh-so-easy crayon hearts with the big bug one day after school last week. she got really into it with her dad and sister over the weekend (while i lay on the couch), and i think now we have enough for both her and the little bug's classes for valentine's day. (you can find the instructions here. i believe that the 150 degrees stated is celsius, as we found we had to go to 300 degrees fahrenheit for about 10 minutes to get the desired results.)

for those of you interested in giving this a go, we used a wilton silicone tray from target... after the crayons had melted, we slid it into the fridge to cool. an hour or so later the big bug was able to pop the new heart-shaped crayons out. have fun!

11 comments:

hannah said...

i like that kind of math!

BunkleLife said...

Love it! Excellent idea crafty one. Sorry about the cold :(

Alicia A. said...

cute- so maybe we'll try these next!

meg said...

brilliant idea! worthy of stealing, i'd say...

erin said...

we've been peeling crayons to do just this! thanks for the temperature alert.

blair said...

this is such a brilliant non-candy idea for Valentine's day. I am definitely stealing it. Between this and Steph's granola recipe, i know what'll I'll be doing.

Where did you get that cute heart tray, it looks like one of those silicone ice cube trays. Can you lead me anywhere.

Glad you're better. If you start feeling bad again, just go walk in that bathroom : )

angelique said...

Just when I am starting to contemplate homemade valentine ideas, along comes this. I love it. Do tell about your tray/mold. Glad you're on the mend!

gwendolen said...

writing from romania, tried to leave a comment yesterday and it didn't work so hopefully this does. great idea with the heart crayons and tell D the bathroom is fantastic!

molly said...

i love making these, too. I WISH I would have thought of using the silicon trays. I remember getting them out was quite a challenge....
might have to try these again this year!! thanks for the wonderful reminder (and beautiful pictures!)

Sonya said...

I am stealing your brilliant Valentine's idea! I have so many broken crayons, I saw the idea at kiddley with muffin tins, but hearts? Now that is sheer genius.

robiewankenobie said...

we did those with metal heart molds, i bet the flexible ones worked a lot better. i made soap in my flexible muffin pans with the boys this weekend and they were fabulous. next time i'll try the crayons in those, too!