Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Awesome Valentines

Lots of awesome class Valentine's cards from DesignMom.
Here, here, here, and here.

Toddler Crayons

"Project: Making Toddler Crayons" found at Martha Stewart via Say YES! to Hoboken.

We used to always make crayons when we were kids. I had some craft kit with different shapes. This is certainly a project to remember. You can even used cookie cutters and wax paper, I think, to make different shapes.

"Tools and Materials
  • Kitchen knife
  • Old crayons
  • Mini-cake tins (we used pans with heart- and circle-shaped pockets)
Crayon How-To
  1. Parents can use the knife to chop crayons into pea-size pieces, taking care to keep colors separate so kids can combine them as they like.
  2. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees while children fill the tin with crayon pieces, arranging them in interesting designs.
  3. Bake just until the waxes have melted, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the shapes after they have cooled. If they stick, place tray in the freezer for an hour, and the crayons will pop out."