Mama has a super crafty and creative neighbor and friend (you know who you are!!) and she totally inspired me today with her daughter’s lovely valentine to my daughter. It was a BIG heart crayon made out of broken crayon nubs. Mama thought it was the best Valentine one could get and not to mention must more useful than all that candy!
Thank you Erin for inspiring today’s post and here’s three cheers to creating inspiring artwork this weekend with the kiddos! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Crayon Art — to make your own crayon heart start collecting all the broken crayons you can find. Then once you have enough crayons (make sure you have a lot of different colors), take either a muffin tin pan or any shaped tin pan with individual slots. Line each slot with a muffin tin or spray with non-stick spray and fill each slot half-way up with the crayons (make sure to peel of any leftover paper). Place in a 200 degree oven for about 9-11 minutes or once the crayons have melted. Let cool for about an hour. Now time to color!
Stained Glass Effect — one other neat old crayon project Mama found is to take all the old little bits and shavings and make a picture with it. Sometimes it’s easier to draw the picture you want first then lay the shavings over the picture. Then lay wax paper over the picture and iron (on a low setting) your picture to make a stained glass effect. It looks really pretty up on the fridge!!
Canvas It — showcase your little one’s talent where everyone can view it with the Personalized Handprint Wall Art kit that comes with a mounted burlap canvas and non-toxic paints. It’s a great way to inspire creativity and better than just taping up the latest art project from school. Available at Wisteria.com, $19.
What’s your favorite creative outlet for your kids? What do you plan to do with old crayons?