Monday, February 2, 2009

swirly heart crayons

I bought these ice cube trays at the dollar section at Target. I also saw them at the dollar store the next day - pretty popular little guys! I have wanted to get rid of all our crayon nubbins. And, while I didn't get rid of all of them, I did make a dent in the red, pink, white, and orange ones. I broke them up and put them in the heart trays. I put them in the oven at 250 for about 15 minutes. When they cooled I popped them out. I think I will give them to my little guy's friends for Valentines Day with a pad of paper. Now, I don't know how easily I can get that crayon film off of the mold, but if I can't it will be designated for dirty crafts only and that's okay because they came in sets of two trays and I didn't touch the other one...yet.

4 comments:

TheMorts said...

that is genius!! I have a bunch of those from IKEA... stars and stuff, i'll have to try!

dana said...

Oh wow. I'm stealing this idea. Too cute. And you're right....great gift for little friends.

megan said...

makes me want to break a bunch of crayons just to make them into hearts :-)

Mama TAVE said...

Traci, thank you for inspiring me! I tried these as soon as I read them on your blog. I've posted photos and linked to your blog and directions. http://mamatave.blogspot.com/2009/02/shes-crafty.html Hope you don't mind. Take good care.