Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Broken crayons make the world go round....

As we approach the third month of summer I find myself trying to come up with more things to do with the kids inside on account of it being "record breaking" HOT outside. So today was "let's make tie-dyed crayons day."

First step was have the kids go through all of our crayon boxes and pick out the broken ones.

They liked this part. They sorted them into piles and broke the bigger ones into smaller pieces.

Then they were ready to go into the muffin pan (which I sprayed with a little Pam). We baked them at 275 degrees for about 7 minutes.

They literally stood there watching their crayons turn into a liquid. It was a long 7 minutes.

When they came out Tyson used a toothpick to swirl the colors around for a more "tie-dyed" look. We let them cool for about 10 minutes on the counter then placed them in the freezer for a quick set. Have I mentioned my angels are a little on the impatient side?

Ta da!!!!! How cute are these?!?

Em couldn't wait to try them out!

Tyson's first project was to make a "Welcome Home Dad" sign. When he finished he said, "that was so cool Mom! What project do you have for us tomorrow?" Guess I'm going to submit this post and begin searching the internet for some more kid friendly crafts.

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