Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Crayons

If you haven't tried making your own crayons from old crayon scraps yet, I totally suggest you make them.  They make wonderful little Christmas gifts, especially if you don't have a lot of spare $.

1. Find some sad old crayons that could use some loving...
2. Break them into little bits and put them in a cupcake molds or a an ice cube tray if it can stand up to heat.  There are so many cute ones out there now.
3. Preheat your oven to 225 F and put them in for 15-17 minutes.  It's fun to watch them melt...
4. Take them out of the oven and let them cool for a while.
5.  Pop them out and wrap them up in some creative fashion and give!

Not all of mine came out of the mold I just let them melt again and tried to pop them out a bit more carefully.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Toddlers and Snowmen

I had Moose's playgroup friends over to make the snowmen and boy were they a hit!

Some were more interested in making them then others. =)

But I just love how they all came out!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snowman on a dime

Here is Moose's snowman...or snowlady?  Since she is just 15months, I had to keep it simple for her, so she just finger painted the eyes and nose and watched mommy do all the rest.  We are making them for when her play friends come over, which I thought was today, but turns out is next Tuesday, ops!

They are super easy to make and here is how.

What you need:
Paper Tube
Pipe cleaners

1. Cute your tube to desired height
2. Paint it white and let it dry
3. Make a cute hat for your snowman while he dries
4. Punch some a hole on each side for the pipe cleaner arms and stick them in (you can let your little one stick the pipe cleaner in if they have the coordination for it)
5. Let them paint some eyes, nose, maybe some buttons, or a little scrap felt for a scarf
6. Let dry and enjoy!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bunch of Hats

I'm making a bunch of tiny hats. Lots of them. 

These cute little hats are for Moose's playgroup.  We are going to be making the cutest little snowman on Tuesday and I can't wait to see how they will turn out!

I still don't have a clue were my scanner's power cord I took a picture of my templates for the hats in case you want to make some too.  To give a sense of scale, the bottom of the two pointed hat should be about 3 1/4 inches.