Those Days and Crayons

June 25, 2007 at 11:17 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

You know those days where you just end up getting nothing accomplished? Despite your best intentions, housework is at a standstill, you and your kid(s) are bored, and you just feel blah.  That day has been today for me.  I was awaken much earlier than normal by Hali with demands of chocolate milk.  Not that the chocolate milk part is any different- that’s the sound I wake up to most morning.  She wants her chocolate milk and she wants it NOW!

I squinted my way down the stairs to serve Her Majesty as quickly as possible to avoid a major meltdown first thing in the morning (isn’t that a lovely thing to wake up to?).  Jeremy hadn’t even left for work yet, and we are NEVER up that early. It’s not getting dark until after nine, so I don’t usually get Hali to sleep until 9:00-9:30.  I really need to work on her curtains.  Poor kid is especially cranky without her 11-12 hours sleep.

Well, that’s enough.  Here’s one thing I have been up to lately:

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These are melted broken crayons.  Put them in muffin tins in the oven for a few minutes, and viola! Hali loves doing this, and you really feel crafty and thrifty that you are actually doing something with all those broken crayon bits.  You can also buy those individual heart shaped foil tins at the store (we got ours at Walmart) for cheap and use those for something a little different.  We had some leftover from Valentine’s Day.

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We did several for my sisters and brother as well to go in the little package we have been putting together for them.  We have lots of fun with the color combinations and putting them in “just right”.  Hali absolutely adores making these.  If she sees the heart tins she wants to make more.  One day after making them, I found her in her room breaking crayons on purpose, just so there would be more crayons to use for more hearts!  This is one of THE best crafts to do with kids- they love it. I highly recommend it. 


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  1. What a great idea Charli! Time for me to collect the broken crayons too and transform them (I love the part about Hali breaking them on purpose!)

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