Kids Crafts

For our day off of school on Monday, I thought I would entertain my kids with some crafts.  Luckily, I had some ideas up my sleeve.  I saw this first one posted a while ago on Infarrantly Creative.  Such a fun and easy craft to pull off.  All the materials needed were right in the pantry – well except the glue.  🙂  We loved doing noodle art and we will probably be doing it again.  Next time I might even attempt to color my noodles like THIS.

Next, we cleaned out all of the broken crayons to make new ones.  Using tips from Better in Bulk we made cute smiley face crayons.  My kids enjoyed watching them melt!  Be sure to fill up your shape you are melting into.  Our first ones were really thin.  Also, be careful taking them out of the oven.  I was a little shaky and the colors mixed together a little bit making them not as cute.

I think that my kids had a great day off of school.  It was really fun to do something different.

8 Replies to “Kids Crafts”

  1. So fun! We’ve done the noodle art before, but I haven’t attempted melting the crayons down. I need to get a cute pan like that. Thanks for the creative ideas!

  2. I stumbled across your blog today and love the great ideas! I do have one odd question for you…can you tell me what font you are using? I love it :).

    sweetie926 at hotmail(dot)com

  3. I used to melt old broken crayons in an old deep muffin tin. The large multi-color crayons were perfect for the younger preschoolers. I often taped items to the table (plastic snow flake, leaves, plastic templates in the shape of houses, cars, ball, Apple, etc) and let the children place their paper over the object and color with their hand size crayon. Just a fun variation of “rubbings”. The children loved it and it was easy to do.

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