Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My attempt to be "crafty-mom"

Although I love the thought of being a crafty mom & spending my days making fun little projects with my son, I just don't have the creative skills to make it happen. My friend, Chris, showed me this cool blog with a great idea... Making crayons out of old "scrap" crayons...

So here's how this went down in the Donaho household:

I decided it would be cute to make a Valentine's crayon... So we placed our heart shaped cookie-cutter on the (covered) cookie sheet....

Then you place the cookie sheet in the oven at 275 for about 7 minutes...

Sounds easy enough so far, right?

Not when you forget about the leakage factor UNDER the cookie cutter....


Oops!

I attempted to salvage my little creation by wrapping the foil around it tightly and sticking it in the freezer to cool off.... Here was the final product:

Not too bad, right? Except I didn't use near enough crayon-parts so this thing is super thin.... And you know what that means....

2 minutes after handing it to Noah:



A broken heart. Boo.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

PS -Check out THIS link for a better way to do this :o)

3 comments:

Rachel said...

i think you did a great job! what a cute idea.

WidneyWoman said...

I think it looked great!! AND, you got amazing photos!!

Cailyn said...

That's so cute!!

I always hated those broken crayons when I was little. :)