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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Melted Crayon Ornaments...

 B had some friends over this past weekend for her birthday.  At her request, we made a craft.  While perusing the wonderful world of Pinterest trying to find a craft that was age appropriate for 8-9 year old girls (some stuff is for babies you know) I found the idea for melted crayon ornaments.  Everyone has broken, old crayons lying around the house so this is a great way to recycle them!  I went to our local craft store and bought the glass ornaments and in a few minutes, we made these pretty things...
You will need:
crayons
hair dryer
oven mitt or glove

Begin by tearing the paper off the crayons.  I found that if you slit the paper with a knife, it peels off much easier.  Mel has loved peeling paper off crayons since she was two.  She used to request that all her crayons be "naked.";)
 Then break them in to pieces that are about a 1/2 inch long...
 Remove the top of the ornament and place the broken crayons inside.    We used about 4 pieces per ornament.  Place the top back on the ornament...
 And just a pic of Jo because she always has to be in on the action too and wants to have her picture taken whenever she sees the camera!
 Put on the oven mitt or glove because the ornament will get hot!  Trust me!  Turn on the hair dryer and allow the crayons to melt while slowly rotating the ball...
 Once you achieve the desired look, you can carefully remove the top of the ornament and try to gently tap the remaining crayons out, but we tried and were unsuccessful, so they are still in there, but you can't tell!

This one is mine...
 Mel's...

 Mel's on the right and B's on the right...


Easy and inexpensive to make and they look cool too!


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