Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Homemade Heart Crayons

I know homemade crayons are nothing new, but we love making them around our house mostly because Mommy has OCD and cannot stand messy, broken crayons!  I don't know what it is, but broken crayons make me cringe.  It is right up there with letting the kids use glitter...EEWWW.  I keep a nice crisp box of crayons hidden for Mommy to color with!  We get rid of the yucky ones by making nice, pretty new ones and what is great about them, they are usually too big for the kids to break!!  We usually make them for the kids at school for most holidays but last week I went in and made them with the kiddos at the preschool.  They had a blast (what kid doesn't love breaking crayons).  The cutest part of it was when we were pulling them out of the molds.  I sat there with the kids all huddled around me and as I pulled each one out and announce the owner of this brand new beauty, the whole group of kids would go "OHHHHH, AHHHHH" together in harmony.  They were thrilled with them!!!!


These ones are going to a few of the girl's special friends. I used My Creative Time Color Me Happy Sentiment as well as Hello Kitty and Create A Critter Cricut Cartridges.  I am entering them into Craft us Crazy's Anything Goes Challenge.

8 comments:

MaryB said...

These are just super cute. You did an amazing job. No wonder the kids loved doing them. What a fun project to share with the kids.

Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy. I hope to see more of your work.

Jess said...

These are so neat! I've made these with my preschool students in the past and their awe at them is so fun!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a fun fun project to do with your kids. Love the cute tags too!
Thanks so much for joining us at the Craft Us Crazy challenge blog.
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Staying Crafty said...

What a great project! I'm sure it was a hit :)

~Jeri~ said...

OOh wow!! How fun and love the little bags!! I would've loved for someone to come to our school and make these. I've never seen this done before!! Is it hard to do?

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope you'll join us again!

The card boutique said...

What a great idea, I know it's nothing new but it never crossed my mind I'm always throwing them away. And the little bags are adorable!!

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

Really fun! I've made them in circles, but the hearts are beautiful! -Paper Panther

Jenn said...

These are so cute! I love the home made crayons!!!

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