Valentine's Day is just a couple short weeks away, and as I've seen the boxes of valentines and candy hearts popping up everywhere, I figured I had better get off the old duff and get the old brain working for what The Redhead will be sharing with her friends at daycare.
I wasn't super excited about making cookies or including candy, because gosh, kids have *just* started to come down off of the sugar/candy free-for-all that starts at Halloween and lasts through the holidays.
I don't know about your kids, but The Redhead is a brutus when it comes to crayons. She loves to color and draw, but we seem to have a surplus of broken crayons laying around. She also is a bit of a princess and doesn't care to use the crayons once they're broken. That's my girl.
So, here's a way to upcycle broken stuff, and turn it into something usable, pretty and fun that you can give to your kiddo's pals.
(silicone baking tray from Target, $2.50 at the Dollar Spot. Yeah, I don't get that either. But whatev.)
Chop up your broken guys. I used a kitchen knife and it cut 'em up like buttah.
Put the tray in the oven at 250 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. When they've completely cooled, just pop them out (this is when using the silicone tray becomes the greatest thing ever) and prepare for your pals! :)
Coastal Charm, A2Z