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Awesome Crayon Art

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Step 1 - Sort the crayons- 2 64-count boxes of Cra-Z-Art crayons and 4 24-count boxes of Crayola crayons.

Step 2 - Create patterns- It was exciting that we each ended up with such different patterns and concepts!

Step 3 - hot glue crayons onto canvas.

Step 4 - Turn on the hair dryers and watch the magic happen!

It took maybe a minute or two for the crayons to start melting and between 15 and 30 minutes to complete depending on size and design.

LOVE IT!!! I even love the drip marks on the wax paper/sheet under the project 🙂

David's finished product!

My finished project 🙂

Leah's finished project!

David and Leah both used the Cra-Z-Art crayons and I used the Crayola crayons.  During the process we could definitely tell the difference between the two in how they melted and streamed down the canvas.  I think you can tell from the finished products also, but just barely.  I love each of these canvas’ so much!  It was tons of fun and I highly recommend you give it  a try!  I can’t wait to do it again.

Directions Review:

  • Materials:  Canvas, crayons, hot glue gun, craft sheet or something to catch the splatters, hair dryers, extension cord (maybe)  We purchased the canvas’ and crayons.  The total cost of just under $10.00!  We found 2 packs of canvas’ for 40% off at Hobby Lobby and back to school left over crayons on clearance!
  • Sort crayons and create design/pattern
  • Hot glue crayons to canvas
  • Prop up the canvas using craft sheet (or whatever you have).  We also used wax paper underneath our canvas’.
  • Use a hair dryer to heat the crayons and watch them get shiny and then start to melt and drip down the canvas!
  • The wax sets up pretty quickly so you can handle it nearly right away.
  • None of us got messy at all- the crayons melting only splattered in the direction the hair dryer was blowing.

Enjoy!  And as always, PLEASE share if you give it a try!!!

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Minute to Win it Games with Leah!! (LOTS OF PICTURES!)

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Leah and I had so much fun yesterday and I couldn’t wait to share some photos of the event!!!  I’ve been spending so little time with kids lately that I’ve had little inspiration for this blog, so I’m really excited to share my latest!  And I am watching Leah for 3 days this week so there is sure to more coming!  WooHoo!  Anyway- First step, I completely cleared out our kitchen floor- moved table, chairs, trash can, and rugs and gathered all of our props.   

Each game was worth 10 points if accomplished in one minute, 5 points if accomplished but in more than one minute.  I typed up a simple goal thermometer for Leah to color in as we earned points.  It had marked points with different prizes and a list of the games for her to choose the order from.

I didn’t get photos of all of our games- especially the ones we did as a team, which is sad because these were our favorites by far!  So I decided to share the Blue Prints of those games instead 🙂

Iron Board Man

Ready Spaghetti

This is the first game I took pictures of- its called Stick To It- one player bounces ping pong balls to the other that they catch with lint rollers- 3 balls must be caught on each roller in one minute to win it!

Apparently we were both too excited to hold the camera still 😉

This next game is called Candy Elevator and Leah fount it very challenging.  I just didn’t like the burning rope feeling on the backs of my ears!  Tie string around two pencils. Loop string around your ears and pull down to lift 3 candies on pencils up into your mouth.  Leah was a great sport about it.

Get Forked was one of those games I’d heard about before.  I knew it would be really hard for both of us, so we bent the rules a bit and Leah and I were allowed to start a bit closer to the 2 forks (supposed to be only one…but it was hard!).  In all honesty, I’m not completely sure that made it easier!  After about 15 minutes of rotating 1 minute of throwing quarters at these two blasted forks we both managed to land quarters in the right spots 🙂

This one was much easier than I expected!  Pass a tic-tac through a space in a balanced tennis racquet into a cup.  Leah made it in her first minute!

Yikes this one was hard!  And frustrating!  But we were determined to get our full 10 points so we pressed on and finally (after some rule breaking of shifting erasers closer to center) the marble stayed on track!  Oh…the track is made of sections of staples pointy side up!

Goal:  Stack 5 (ok…rules say 6 but 5 was what I had) dice on a Popsicle stick in your mouth and hold for 3 seconds.  Took about 10 tries but she did it!

Blow Ball:  Fill a pizza pan with ping pong balls (it stated out with about 50 balls on it) and blow off all but the 3 marked ones.  Leah made it in literally 59 seconds- 1 second to spare!  I particularly loved the dogs going crazy over the balls as they fell from the pan 🙂

Flip Your Lid.  Leah was a pro at this one.  It took her about 5 tries and 30 seconds to flip a cup onto the bottle.  Amazing!

This was Card Ninja.  Throw a card into a watermelon so it sticks for 3 seconds.

It took  nearly the whole deck but she did it!  Way more challenging than I thought to get a card to fly straight!

Leah earned 145 points which earned her a trip to Pirate’s Cove (water park) in Denver on Thursday!!!  Can’t wait!!!  Pictures sure to follow 🙂

Beware:  If I watch your kids anytime in the near future, there is a GOOD chance I will try to incorporate some of these super fun games!