25 January 2012

DIY-Valentine Gift Crayons



I have been waiting MONTHS to try this pin out--

a pin I saw on Pinterest during the summer!

I am a huge advocate of RECYLCING esp. when it comes to art. My school loves me for it, and I have taught my students to view things in a different light. They are constantly bringing me things they think they can make art stuff out of!

I had been saving crayons that were getting down to the nubs, and this is what I did with them!











The original pin said to bake them at 230 Degrees for 15 minutes. I baked mine at 240 degrees and for 20 minutes. I think the time will vary on your stove and such! 






I plan on giving these to the staff at my school in their mail boxes as a V day Gift--a way of saying thanks for all the donations they have given me to help keep making our art project better and better! 






Helpful word of advice:
DON'T use your one and only good butcher knife on cutting your crayons up! It WILL DULL the blade! just a heads up! Our knife was dull as it was, so it wasn't a loss for me! 


Don't forget to link up with the lovely Michelle over at Vintage Apple! 




Photobucket

35 comments:

  1. That is such an awesome idea! They are adorable!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. OMG!!!! I was wondering if anyone has ever tried this pin in REAL LIFE!!!!!!!!!! You did such an awesome job!! I LOVE IT!!!!!! Your teachers will love this too!!!!

    You are so crafty!!! Love this!!

    Thanks for linking up today!

    ReplyDelete
  3. OMGosh! You are so freaking cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. So cute! Perfect Vday gift for kids.

    Hope you have a terrific Wednesday!

    xoxo,
    Cheryl
    http://www.naptimeisthenewhappyhour.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. So cute. Your colleagues are going to be super impressed.

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are so cute!! My roomie made these for her boyfriend too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very cute idea to give out for valentine's day!
    very creative!

    ReplyDelete
  8. These are so cute! I hope I can remember these for my daughter when she is old enough to do Valentine's.

    ReplyDelete
  9. cute idea, i think i remember doing this once!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh my gosh - cutest V'day idea ever! I love the fact they are recycled and in a heart shape! My mom is a teacher so I'll have to pass this along! Thanks for sharing! PS - look at Aspen!! Precious!

    ReplyDelete
  11. these are amazing! I love them! I have seen them on pinterest but my mom used to make them for me when we were little!

    ReplyDelete
  12. OMG girl! these are so cute. love this crafty idea. my mom & i use to do crafts all the time growing up -- this would have been so fun!

    can you use them afterwards?

    xoxo
    ashlyn

    ReplyDelete
  13. such a great valentines day gift idea!! and SUPER cute! :)

    --kori
    sewingkscloset.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. That is such a cute idea!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love this idea. Now I just need to have some little children so I can do fun art projects with them on rainy days....In a few years! haha!

    ReplyDelete
  16. So cute! Check out this idea I saw for melting crayons into art! :)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91150337/romantic-proposal-caught-in-the-rain

    -Shannon :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. so neat!
    i definitely need to try this. looks like fun!

    mybagofsunshine.blogspot

    ReplyDelete
  18. LOVE it! :)
    Happy Wednesday!

    xoxo
    Angela | PoodlePoddles

    ReplyDelete
  19. i've always wanted to try this, super fun

    ReplyDelete
  20. LOVE it! They came out great and I loveee how you're giving them as Valentines! They will love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love making your own crayons! This is really cute for Valentines Day. Your blog makes me miss teaching art in a "normal" school system. I now teach part time at our cultural art center. --Layla (your newest follower!)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love these!! I'm making these for my students. Yours turned out great!
    Xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love those! I've seen the pin and always wondered how they looked from others.

    ReplyDelete

If you visited and read my post, be kind, leave a line!

Blogger template designed By The Sunday Studio.