Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kids Corner - I Heart Crayons

     My kids love coloring.... for about 2 minutes. Then they're fighting over the crayons, coloring on the table, and yes, they have even colored on my sliding glass doors. And sidewalk. So I guess technically they are still coloring, it's just everywhere but the paper.

     Now let's rewind to last Friday. It was a really hard day for me. We only have one car, so I have been stuck in the house for the past 2 weeks. And I was fresh out of ideas on how to entertain my children. We have read all our books, taken tons of walks, played the piano, sidewalk chalked everyday, and on top of my nice ant problem, I needed to think of something free, quick, and fun.

     I went to Disney.com and printed some new coloring pages (my kids are always curious if it's something they haven't seen before) and went to the crayon box. I picked out pairs of each color. One crayon makes one heart crayon, and I didn't want the girls fighting over colors, so I decided to make two of each color.


     We started unwrapping the crayons, and it was Miss A's job to break them into little pieces. I put them in my silicon heart mold thingy that I got in the dollar bin at Target awhile ago (you can also find some at Ikea).

     You can see at the bottom that we thought it would be fun to mix some colors. Then, I preheated the oven to 250 degrees, stuck the silicon mold on a cookie sheet (to make it easier to pull out of the oven when it's done) and baked for about 13 minutes. When it was done, I let them cool completely and about 15 minutes later... I had these colorful beauties...


     So fun, and the girls loved coloring with them. It turned a potentially dreary afternoon into a colorful one. What are some fun things that you guys do with your kids? How do you keep them entertained?

2 comments:

  1. We did the crayon thing a few days ago, but I used a bad shape. The hearts are a good idea since they have a point. My girls two favorite indoor activities are making playdough and baking. Oh and building forts/ playing pretend games. good times.

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  2. We love to bake too. I have made playdough in the past, but it was awhile ago. We build forts under the kitchen table. We have to get creative sometimes, don't we?

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