Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Book Projects - On The Day You Were Born

It is that time for Friday Book Projects with Sandy over at Just For Fun.

Lindsey, my first born, received this book 6 days after she was born. It also happened to be Christmas. The kids and I did this last week. So the Valentine theme is a little late.

My kids love using the sharpener so this was great for all of us.

We used the cheaper crayons. We would never use Crayola brand. We pick red and pink crayons and the kids sharpened them to nubs. I put the shavings on wax paper. Then I put some glitter on it. Then I put wax paper on top of the shavings. I put dish rags on both the bottom and top of the wax paper. I then ran an iron over the dish rag for several minutes. The crayon mixture melted and I waited for it to cool. Then I cut a big heart out of it.

The picture doesn't show the glitter. I have it on my window now. When the sun hits it, it looks nice.

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14 comments:

Dee Light said...

What a great book and project. The craft could be changed up for any time of the year, but hearts are good year round!

Michaela said...

Hey - just wanted to say CONGRATS!!! to your win over at Kidz yesterday!!
Oh, and I'll let you know when it starts snowing here - 6 to8 in by tomorrow afternoon... ick!!

Katie said...

WOW you actually won something over at Kidz, how great is that! So happy for you! I've read that book before, I really should get it for little missy. It's a great one. I bet the heart does look nice when the sun is shining, emphasis on WHEN:) Did you hear we're supposed to get more snow dumped on us tomorrow?

jennwa said...

We did a similar project, I wish I had thought to put glitter in it.

sandy said...

This is very cute! Thanks for participating!

By the way congrats on your win at Kidz. I won the tooth pillow;0)

Yaya said...

I haven't read this book. I'll have to check it out!

Kitten said...

That's a cool little project! I'd like to try that out sometime!

Katie said...

Hey Vickie, you can do the tag whenever or not at all:) I know you're "behind" on posting, isn't it funny how we put pressure on ourselves for something that's supposed to be fun!

Ter said...

I saw a similar craft on another blog. They used an old cheese grater to grate the crayons. I thought that was a neat idea! :)

Tonya said...

Oh cool!

Jenny said...

Ilove the project Idea, And the book is so lovely!
And Congrats on the win :-)
I said befor, I cant wait till my princess is a bit older so we can do this wonderful things together :-)
I hope she will love art as much as her dad and I.
{Hugs}

Traci said...

What a great project! I bet your children really loved making this. They turned out so cute. Great idea to hang them in the window.

Mammatalk said...

I had a Christmas baby, too. Born 11 days before Christmas.

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