APR
02

How to Make Recycled Crayons

DIY, handmade gifts, kids | 1 comment

Recycling isn’t just for cardboard, soda cans and plastic bottles. There are a lot of things around the house that can be recycled into something new.

Do you have a bunch of stubby, broken crayons? Feel bad throwing them out even though no one wants to use them because they’re so small? Instead of throwing them out try melting them down and reshaping them.

Making recycled crayons is a fun, easy project to do with kids. You can also use the recycled crayons for fun party favors or small gifts.

DIY Recycled Crayons

How to Make Recycled Crayons

Supplies:

  • Small, broken crayons
  • Silicone ice cube tray/candy mold/muffin mold
  • Metal baking Sheet

Directions:

1. Divide the crayons into piles according to color, keeping similar colors together.

2. Remove all of the paper wrapping from the crayons.

3. Fill each try with broken crayons pieces. You can choose to keep the crayons solid in color or to make rainbow crayons.

4. Place the silicone tray on top of a metal baking sheet and transfer it to a preheated 250 degree F oven.

5. Bake the crayons for about 10 – 20 minutes, or until they look melted. Baking time will depend on the size of your molds and how full they are with crayon pieces.

6. Remove the metal baking sheet from the oven and cool at room temperature until hardened. Alternatively, you can chill them in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes for faster hardening.

7. Once cooled, pop your recycled crayons out of their trays.


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DEC
11

5 Ways with a Cream Cardigan for Little Girls [Gymboree Giveaway]

for girls, giveaway, holiday, kids fashion | 113 comments

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I’ve put together five fun and cute winter outfits from Gymboree for Madeline that all have the element of a cream sweater cardigan. Why a cream sweater cardigan? You’re probably thinking that it will just get dirty, but I have a few tricks for keeping my whites looking clean and bright. I picked a cream [...]

NOV
26

Cyber Monday Coupon Codes 2012

christmas, coupon codes, cyber monday, gifts, shoes | 1 comment

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I woke up to lots of emails with great Cyber Monday Coupon Codes and Deals this morning. Lots of great fashion and home decor deals…my favorite kind of sales! Here they are below. BANANA REPUBLIC Cyber Monday Coupon Code: 30% off with code CYBER at checkout GAP Cyber Monday Coupon Code: 30% off with code [...]

JAN
05

12 Fabric Rosettes from Around the Web

DIY, etsy, fabric, rosette flowers | 8 comments

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Fabric rosettes seem to be everywhere right now, but I don’t care because I happen to think that they are the cutest things! Today I’m sharing some adorable rosette finds from the web. Several of these have great DIY instructions while others are items sold on Etsy. Nikkala of The Crafting Chicks shows you how [...]

NOV
22

5 Hats I Adore for Little Girls

accessories, christmas, for girls, gifts, handmade | 5 comments

slouchy toddler crochet hat

I’m trying to go a little (okay, a lot) more simple for Christmas this holiday season with as few “toy” gifts as possible. Since we are going to be moving next year, I’m in full on dejunk mode for our house and I don’t want to add any more work to my load. Plus, the [...]