Since Dan has been out of work he’s gotten a lot of projects around our house done. Mainly the kids bathroom that has been under construction for 7 years. Yes you read that correctly…7 years. In fact, my daughter (who’s 5 years old) just found out last year what was on the other side of the door in the hallway upstairs. I can still remember the look on her face when she realized we had a tub in that room! So while Dan has been working on that bathroom, Bella has been spending quite a bit of time at my parents house. While there, she’s been working on special projects for everyone for Christmas. We didn’t want her to feel left out on Christmas morning, so while she was at the ballet with my mom yesterday, we took Zachary to get some supplies to make Bella a homemade Christmas present.
Zachary decided to make Bella her very own crayons. He knows how much she likes to color and in his mind, the idea of being allowed to break the crayons, made this the best present ever! To make your own crayons, here are the things you need:
- Silicone molds
- Super fine glitter
The first thing we did was head to IKEA. They have all kinds of silicone ice cube trays that we thought would work great as crayon molds. Zachary picked out hearts, ninja stars, fish, and flowers. Next we headed to Walmart. I had crayons at home, but I wanted to get a few extra boxes just in case we needed more. Once we got home, we started to peel the paper off. We quickly found that if we took a knife and ran it down the crayon, the paper came off much easier than trying just peel it. Also, did you know, and this could be total coincidence, but every orange crayon we took the paper off of had extra glue on it, gluing the paper to the crayon. No other color had that. Weird.
Aren’t they cute?!? My favorite are the flowers and the ninja stars (as my son calls them). I also like the glitter crayons better than the ones we did not add glitter too. Bella is going to be beside herself! If you do this, I recommend not doing the fish. While they are super cute, they were very difficult to get out of the mold. If you look closely, you’ll see quite a few fish without tails!