Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Big on color.

I've mentioned before that I'm big on color.
I love it. I crave it.
I'm a color person.

Unfortunately today I'm short on words.
Distracted brain.
Need more coffee.
Slightly stressed.
Middle of the week.
Whatever.

So here is a quick activity the kids and I did to add to their Valentine's cards.
"You color my world."
Peeled broken crayons.
350 degree oven for about 8 minutes.



The ones with the bright green were my favorite.

25 comments:

Kimmay said...

This idea is amazing! I would never have thought of this. I bet my niece and I would have SOOO much fun making these and then filling in her Disney Princess coloring books. Great idea. Thank you!

Wendy said...

I've wanted to make those for years now, but I never seem to have enough crayons on hand. Saw some cute ones that were done in little heart shapes - so cute!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

That's an adorable idea, Beki! I, too, love color, so I may have to do this project with my little sister someday soon. :)

gina said...

I'm going to start having to start saving all the crayons I throw out. :)

gina said...

ps. what's your FAVORITE color? Tell me here:

http://gina-parker.blogspot.com/2009/12/something-blue.html

before midnight tonight EST to enter to win some etsy goodness in that color.

Erica said...

what a cute idea! did you spray the pans or did the crayons just pop right out? are you gonna put stickers on them or put them in baggies? i love it *and the ones with lime green too! :)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

I didn't spray the pan. They're so waxy they just popped right out.

We're taping them directly to pre-made Valentine's cards.

Graceful Moments said...

Fun idea...I found some of these on Etsy a year or so ago and sent with Christmas gifts to grandkids. Didn't realize I could make them so easily. Thanks for sharing!

HisFireFly said...

I've never seen this before.. what an awesome use of old crayons. Now I need to find some.. and the heart shaped pan idea... brilliant!

HisFireFly said...

I've never seen this before.. what an awesome use of old crayons. Now I need to find some.. and the heart shaped pan idea... brilliant!

heather said...

too funny! we did the same thing for our valentine's this year (even sentiment) but in heart-shapes and put on paint sample chip cards!

http://passthecereal.blogspot.com/2010/02/heart-crayon-valentines.html

SugarberrySensations said...

Beki - those are awesome - so colorful, so beautiful!

You are an awesome Mommy!

Thanks for sharing - and as always, the pictures are gorgeous!

♥Lori

Heather said...

really, no one has heard of this?! crayola has the crayon maker out now. it does the same thing but you pay 20 dollars for a machine of some kind. my mom, brother and I did this when we were little.

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

Love this idea! Back in the 70's I used crayon shavings to add to my candle making for extra color. I have 5 grandkids who would love this idea. Think I'll tell their moms!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

That's fun!

I'm a color person too. That could explain my yellow, green, and orange walls! LOL! :)

~Kim

Dawn said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! I would want to make lots of them so that I could color with some and display the others!

Jeanneoli said...

I haven't done this in years. I remember doing this when Jack was little.

kraftykash said...

Those are so fun and easy! Korby's friend made them with a heart pan last yr for Valentines day.....(overachiever Mom)hahaha

Jody said...

My children love making these. Super idea to use them for Valentines!

Laura said...

A project I have actually done!! woo hooo go me! I put my crayons in cupcake liners, and it gave them that cute little crinkled look on the edges. so there.

I also just spray painted my lamps cherry red....I too have been craving color...

and I keep thinking about your farm...

The Perfect Trio said...

remember using crayon shavings to make stained glass like art?? you would use wax paper too, i think. i think i should make these with my kiddos one day! i loved those when i was a kid!!!

John and Elisa Seaba said...

how creative!! oh and the farm...first thing i thought was how cool your pics are gonna be :) hope all the closings go well.

Michelle said...

We make these too, we even have a special muffin top pan so they are smaller and then the kids do crayon rubbings on all sorts of things. They come out so cool. Oriental Trading company has lots of little plastic template/stencils that are inexpensive we use with them.

sarahross said...

My oven still smells like crayon from when we did this a few months ago. :) But it was totally worth it! I hadn't thought of the mini-muffin pan...what a great idea!

Lacey Mills said...

I saw this on Pinterest and am now definitely going to have to add it as a pin on my blog! www.365daysofpins.blogspot.com