So . . . I'm getting back into the swing of my usual posting schedule . . . and I'm using the words "usual" and "schedule" VERY loosely here. Getting back on track leads us to Sunday Kids' Craft. Today I'm combining kids' crafts and gift-making since Christmas is right around the corner so we're making . . .
Crayon Ornaments and Gift Tags
This is nothing new. Chances are you've done this or seen twenty other blogs show you how. And there's a reason for the popularity of crayon making . . . it's easy, quick and fun. Who doesn't love to see a bunch of broken crayons become something new and fun and usable?!
At our house we love making crayons for two reasons:
1) If you spend five minutes at our house during coloring time, chances are you will hear me say at least ten times, "Don't break the crayons," "Please don't snap the crayons," "FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, I just told you not to do that." My kids LOVE making crayons because I actually encourage them to break their crayons.
2) This is pretty much a free gift because I collect crayons at EVERY SINGLE RESTAURANT we go to. Yes, I'm that cheap. I actually have a bucket full of crayons from Applebees, Pizza Ranch, Red Robin, Olive Garden, Cheesecake Factory . . . and any other random eatery that gives us that magic little box of crayons to keep our kids entertained. If you haven't been keeping these crayons, START and you too can make a free gift for the kids on your gift list.
Here's what you need . . . as if you didn't know:
~a bucket full of free restaurant crayons
~a skewer or other small cylinder stick to make a hole
We spent just a few hours pealing crayons, breaking crayons, melting crayons and we ended up with a snowflake crayon for the 22 kids in my daughter's kindergarten class, crayon gift tags for the kids in our family and crayon ornaments for a few random kid gifts. Here's a sampling:
Check out the great parties I may link to by clicking on the blog name below or visiting my "I like to party" page that shows off all the party buttons. These gals go to a lot of work to host these parties. If you participate in parties please take time to look through a variety of the projects linked up. They are a great source of inspiration!
Weekend - Somewhat Simple Holiday Party, a little lovely, Craft Envy, Under the Table and Dreaming, Be Different Act Normal, A Vision to Remember, 504 Main - Tickled Pink, Funky Junk Interiors, Tatertots and Jello, I heart naptime
Monday - Keeping it Simple, Craft-O-Maniac, The Girl Creative, The Trendy Treehouse, CRAFT, Making the World Cuter, Mad in Crafts, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Between Naps on the Porch, Tools Are For Women, It's So Very Cheri, Skip to My Lou, Sew Can Do, Polly Want a Crafter
Tuesday - All Thingz Related, Sugar Bee, New Nostalgia, Creative Itch, Lucky Star Lane, Hope Studios, These Creative Juices, My Delicious Ambiguity, Today's Creative Blog-Get Your Craft On!,
Wednesday - It's So Very Cheri, Beyond the Picket Fence, Blue Cricket Design, Trendy Treehouse, Tea Rose Home, Someday Crafts, My Backyard Eden, Sew Much Ado, Night Owl Crafting
Thursday - Fireflies and Jellybeans, Life As Lori, House of Hepworths, Somewhat Simple, Seven Thirty Three, The Train to Crazy, PonyTails and FishScales
Friday - The Sabby Nest, A Little Knick Knack, Fingerprints on the Fridge, It's Fun to Craft!, It's a Hodgepodge Life, Kojo Designs, Simply Sweet Home, Frou Frou Decor, Remodelaholic, Momma's Kinda Crafty