16. crayon valentines. part 1.


I saw this post and other posts on pinterest about melting down your old crayons to make multi-colored new ones. Milo has a big bag of random crayons that his grandma gave him, but the problem is we needed a silicone baking pan. I thought maybe I would keep my eye out at the thrift store one of these days and when I found one give this a try. Turns out they had one in the dollar section at target, and a heart shaped one to boot! This was a great project to work on with milo too. We started by peeling all the paper off the crayons. He did this while I sliced the paper open. Then we broke the crayons into small pieces and put them in a bowl. We then took the small pieces and color coated them into the baking pan. you bake it in the oven at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Let it cool completely, remove and let it cool on a rack. It was really easy and worked great. We plan to put turn these into valentines day gifts for the kids at milo’s daycare. Now I got to figure out how to attach these to a little valentine card that I also plan to make. Any suggestions? I thought about hot glue, but I don’t want you to crack the crayon trying to get it off the paper…

We tested one out, but milo didn’t quite understand why I was coloring with it. He kept asking me, ” Can I eat it now?”

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