Inside craft with the kids!

This week is SPRING BREAK for us.  Which means the kids will be driving me nuts we will have a lot of time to spend together!  🙂  Sadly for us, it started with blizzard like conditions.  No park, picnics, or bike rides like we had hoped….so we had to pull out the big guns…. A CRAFT!  Lucky for me, my sweet cousin,  Megan, e-mailed me an idea for just such an occasion.
It worked out perfect!  My kids LOVED it!

All you do is heat your pancake gridle.  (You get different outcomes with lower and higher heat.  I set mine on 200*.)  Then you let the kids pick a picture to color.  They can choose to do a coloring book page or a black paper.  Then they color with crayons and they will melt as you color!  When they’re all done, hold them up to the window and they make these GORGEOUS stain glass windows.  Even the WORST of colorers have sheets that turn out awesome!  Be careful with the little ones around the heat, of course.  I just held their little elbows up.  You should definetely try this out today!
Thanks again Meg!  You rock!
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7 Responses to Inside craft with the kids!

  1. erin 03/22/2011 at 11:02 am #

    is it weird that i am 25 and want to try this?

  2. Cami Jo 03/22/2011 at 12:36 pm #

    AWESOME EM!!!! Thanks for the tip! We’ll try this sometime this week! We’re always looking for new and easy crafts to do at home!!!

  3. Sky 03/22/2011 at 10:31 pm #

    Ah we love “melty crayons” around our house too! We found it worked best when we held the crayon down before starting to move it around. Hope you have a fun spring break! I sure enjoy you guys’ blog!

  4. Kaitlin 03/24/2011 at 9:29 am #

    I completely spaced that I was teaching our co-op preschool group this morning. Thankfully I saw this on your blog a few days ago. Totally saved me and the kids LOVED LOVED LOVED it. Thank you!

  5. Amy 05/19/2011 at 4:09 pm #

    Ooooh, cool! We did the melted crayon technique on Easter eggs and it was lots of fun. My 2 yr old son would looove this!


  6. Ashley 06/08/2011 at 4:04 pm #

    looks way fun:) cool ideas

  7. gregor 04/25/2016 at 10:14 am #

    just for information, crayons still contain asbestos and lead i am 54 years old and still healthy just do not melt legos

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