What do ya do when you have a bunch of old, yucky crayons and an anti-typical-Valentine’s Day card issue? READ ON! (And warning, this tutorial contains nudity… the safe for work kind… cuz why not?)
I got the idea for this nifty craft from this link here. And that gal got it from this gal here. And that guy got it from here. And I planted the idea in Martha’s brain in the first place, SO PLEASE disregard those credits.
I bet these look like normal crayons to you. Well, que the hip hop music, cuz it’s gettin’ hot in here…
AAaaand moving on.
After your crayons have undressed themselves, you wanna chop those creeps up good.
And put em in their place. This place would be an Ikea ice cube tray I got from a thrift store for a buck. I have a star one too, but I’ll save that one for Independence Day.
Next, send em to the microwave for a few minutes, checking them out every 30 seconds or so. (I should mention- this tray was designed to be used only with water and not wax or heat. Meh.)
Cute. Now, stick em in the fridge for half an hour.
Pop them out of the tray when they are cooled, and you have super fun crayons!
Note: Crayola all the way. Don’t use cheap crayons. Don’t buy cheap crayons. If someone gives you a pack of cheap crayons, throw them away. Or at least make them into a colorless, ugly candle and give it to someone you hate.
Cute, huh??? These should make up for the fact that my daughter’s show-and-tell day is on Valentine’s Day and she happens to be bringing a gigantic cow heart.
OOooOoooh! Bonus craft pic while I’m here:
My kids played with this all day! Squirt some paint into a ziplock bag, let the air out, and seal! Easy, fun, and clean! I even got distracted
for over an hour by making patterns.
Happy almost February 14th! Keep checking back cuz I have a very bacon-y Valentines Day tutorial coming up 😉