This blog started as letters to my daughter to chronicle our family's hands-on journey to reduce our ecological impact. Through conversations, compost, fabric, and small baby steps, these letters reflect our evolution into something more healthy, local, aware, and community-centered.
Friday, December 31, 2010
We've recently melted down crayons. Oh, how you love to peel, break, and organize the crayons and then melt them in the silicone molds. We just heated the oven to 300 and put in the filled molds until the crayons were liquid. They then cooled and were popped out. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Your friends loved receiving your snowflake crayons this holiday season. And you loved sharing something you made for them. I love how we used something we had at home to make a useful gift for others. You are still peeling and saving crayons for a repeat of this activity. Next time, we'll pull the crayons out before they are completely liquid, so there isn't so much color-blending and a waxy film on top. Thanks for crafting with me again, little one.