Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day for "Crayon" Out Loud!

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us!

Free hugs for everyone!  :)

It has been a month since my last post.  I have no excuses.  Blogging is on my "to-do" list, but I can honestly admit that this past month has been one of the most chaotic and stressful months of my life.  However, I want to focus on the Valentine fun and will blog more about the past month soon.

I am going to admit that I went way overboard this Valentine's Day.  It's a first-time mom complex. Aaron and I have always chatted about the fun things we get to do now since we have a little one.  We now have excuses to play with crayons, stickers, glue sticks, and so much more. This is one good example...

It all started with a note from daycare mentioning that they would be having a Valentine's celebration.  My thoughts..."Whoo hoooo!  Time to try out some of these fun projects from Pinterest!"  So, off to Pinterest I go and find myself deep in thought for Evie's Valentine's Day gifts.

After hours of searching around, I decided on the heart-shaped crayons.  And, yes I said hours.  It is really easy to do on Pinterest.

This was an actually super easy and fun project.  The hubby really got into it too.  All you have to do is melt the crayons into silicon heart-shaped molds, put it in the oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes, and take them out.  After letting them cool down, you can pop them right out of the molds. The hardest part of the project was peeling the darn crayons.  It took forever!  Aaron mentioned using a scissors as a razor to get the peel off and that was way easier.  As Aaron and I were busy "crafting" our little munchkin was hanging out in her high chair eating her toes and babbling. 

Ta-da! Here is the final product!
 Made a little too many!

 Homemade cards for the kids!

 Put them in a clear baggie...

Placed a couple of crayons in the back.

As I dropped Evie off this morning, I mentioned to my daycare provider that I went a "little" overboard.  Again, classic first-time mom move and gave her the tons of extra crayons we had left over. I also had to mention that they were crayons and not candy.  I would have felt horrible if one of the kids would have taken a bite of a lovely heart-shaped crayon.  

I hope you all had a "Colorful" Valentine's Day!