Tuesday, October 26, 2010
If you have little kids in your house you have tons and tons of broken crayons. Most people would throw the broken ones out but I like to recycle, reuse and refurbish so I collect those broken pieces and save them in a little baggie till I have a bunch of them and this is what we made with them :)
First you need to remove the paper off the crayons. Though Conner was more than willing to help this was a little hard for him to do. Then break the crayons into little pieces and place into silicone molds....I love these heart and flower shaped ones I got a long time ago on clearance. Conner thought it was pretty fun to break them up and fill the molds. If you do not have silicone molds just use your cupcake sheet and line it with cupcake paper and it works just as well!!!
About half inch full I would say...I did not want them to be too thick!!!
Now they are all ready to go into the oven....seeeeee mama. Place in a preheated oven to 200 degrees for about 15 minutes or untill all the crayons are melted. Remove from the oven and let them coll completely....about 45 minutes to an hour.
Then just pop the shapes out!!!
Perfect for little hands!!!
How cute are these!!!!
Friday, October 8, 2010
|Some things you will need..... along with a bit of patience and willingness to deal with a BIG mess.....|
|I used old yogurt cups....traced the tops on the cardboard and cut out the circles.|
|Using a box cutter cut a line through the center long enough to insert a popsicle stick....|
|Place some dry beans or rice in the cups.....about 1/4 of the way full....|
|Using a generous amout of glue (I used hot glue) glue the tops on the yogurt cup....|
|Make up some paper mache..... basically just flour and water and a pinch of salt. pretty caky consistency......|
|It's messy but ohh so fun.....|
|Sorry for the blurry picture.....rip peaces of newspaper dip in the paste and layer all the way around the yogurt container till well covered or shaped to your liking. Conner did the dipping and layering I just smoothed it out and held it for him. Let them dry overnight.|
|When it's completely dry you can paint them.....|
|This was Conner's favorite part...he loves to paint!!!|
|shake shake shake|
|How fun are these....ohh yeah I also used a clear coat of paint in a can to give it the glossy look and to keep the paint from rubbing off and chipping.|