Friday, December 16, 2011

A Colorful Christmas

With all the posts about Ryder, I didn't want you to think I was neglecting Parker.  Here is one of the projects we worked on together.  We took some of his old crayons that were broken or dull and melted them into new snowflake crayons.  

First, we peeled the labels off all the crayons, which was pretty time consuming and then broke the crayons into smaller pieces.  Breaking the crayons was Parker's favorite part, imagine that.  I had to explain to him that it was only ok to break crayons for this project.  So far, he's only broken once since we worked on the project a couple weeks ago.  Then we put the broken crayon pieces in the silicone snowflake mold, which I found at Target for $2.50, and melted them in the oven at 250 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.  After they cooled, I popped them out and attached them to some cardstock with a cute message for Parker's classmates.  

Peeling the labels off crayons

Crayons before

Peeled and broken into small pieces

Working hard

The labels

Ready to go in the oven

Melted and cooling off

The finished product

We Wish You A Very Colorful Christmas!


1 comment:

  1. These are great! I love how colorful they turned out. I made some similar with my kids, but they got sick of peeling crayons. ;) That might have been the hardest part. Great card idea! I love it.