Niki has a ton of broken crayons and I recalled a project I found on the internet that I thought she would enjoy. Little did I know that I would love it as much as she does. When amsister saw what we had done, she insisted on us making more because she wanted to make them too.
First we started out with the broken crayons and some shaped silicon ice cube trays. We broke the ones that wouldn’t fit and filled each one with different colors.
She was so excited about the project even though she didn’t know what was about to happen.
I stuck them in the oven and she freaked out. She said to me, “Mommy! Why are you putting them in there?!”. I replied with, “Don’t worry sweetie. You’ll see when it’s done.”
So she sat in front of the oven and watched. At one point she came over to me and said, “Mommy. I think I’m going to cry”. When I asked her why she said, “Because my crayons are melting!”. I had to assure her that it was okay and that they were supposed to do that. It took her a bit, but she calmed down and watched them go.
I took them out of the oven, let them cool, and popped them out of the trays. Imagine her surprise when she saw these.