Saturday, February 19, 2011

Valentine's Crayons

For Valentine's day my kids made crayon hearts to give to their classmates.  We took our old crayons and removed the outside paper from them. Then broke them into pieces and put them into the plastic mold.
After breaking the crayons into the mold, I baked them on a metal pan at 250 degrees for about 20 minutes. As soon as they looked entirely melted I pulled them out of the oven and let them cool. Once cooled, they popped right out super easily.

The next step involved gluing the hearts to a piece of card stock paper that said, "You color my world!". I used the hot glue gun, which seemed to do the trick nicely. The kids enjoyed the process and the Valentine's were a big hit. This inspiration came from Family Fun

Lego Birthday Party

This years birthday party for my son was a Lego theme! My son loves Legos!
We dumped all his Legos on the table and had a pile of his creation books available for kids to build whatever they wanted. It was a great table decoration and the kids played for hours.

Homemade chocolate cupcakes with Lego pieces as the topping was an easy dessert.
I found lots of inspiration for this type of theme. I got the invitations and coloring books from Cleo Livin' Life blog site. Check them out here
You can see the coloring books in this picture. They turned out pretty cool and were easy to assemble with my sewing machine. 
Overall the party was fun and it turned out to be an easy theme to pull off. 
Some other good ideas included: 
Wrapping juice boxes to look like Legos.
Game ideas from Homemaking Fun blog.
I'm so glad my son liked the Lego idea in the first place!