Okay, are they all gone? Phew. Can I talk about them now? Seriously, my mom just retired and now has time to read my blog. I said jokingly to her "So this means I can't swear anymore, huh?" and she seriously replied "Yup."
Anyhoo, so the last post I asked if anyone could identify the craft cobbled from a Mormon Mom blog that we were preparing for. My friend Teniciah thought it was making heart shaped crayons. BUZZ! Sorry, T, for once I am actually ahead of all those Mormon Mommies and their pinning and crayon making. We made heart shaped crayons four years ago for Oscar's kindergarten Valentines. (I'll post pictures if I can find them.)
No, actually we were making these wax paper crayon hearts from Design Mom, reblogged from Martha Stewart. It was very easy and very cheap! I bought a 69¢ box of crayons from Target and we used the pink, red, and violet. I actually had wax paper from a time when I sen Evan to the store for parchment paper and he returned with wax paper. What do you use wax paper for, anyhow?
So as Oscar is showing in the above picture, you use a pencil sharpener and grate up the crayons. Spread them between a couple sheets of wax paper, put kraft paper (or Trader Joe's shopping bags, which is what we had) and iron them together.
I arranged them in three lines and strung them together by sewing a seam in the middle using embroidery floss.
I cajoled everyone to gather around the table (yes Mom, I know you're reading this, and I will send you a picture of our new dining room table if we ever clean off the homework, crafts, mail, keys, crayons...) and crayoned up some self portraits for the cards.