Happy Monday, Hybrid fans!! I’m here today with another quick craft geared toward the little ones. My son loves all crafts… especially if they involve mama’s tools! And one of this favorite crafts is good ole’ fashion coloring… so using those so cute digital stamps in The Digichick store… he can take some coloring pages along when we are waiting for our food. Also, we are recycling all the crayons we have collected over the last four years and melted them into the letters of his name.
- Back to School – The Kit – a collaboration between Melissa Wilson and Mari Koegelenberg at The Digichick
- Superboy Digital Stamp – Arty Pants Digital Stamps at The Digichick
- Witch Girl Digital Stamp – Arty Pants Digital Stamps at The Digichick
- Tin box
- tape runner
- silicone mold
1. Digital stamps are so versatile! I measured my tin box and create a card to put on the cover of my tin box and for the coloring pages. And then, I added the stamp to each card. The Witch Girl is HUGE!!! I was able to cut out three elements from that one stamp and created three color pages!! Now, that is getting your money’s worth!!
2. I decorated one of the cards for the color of my box, printed it and then adhered it to the top of the box.
3. Next I moved to prepare my crayons. I don’t know about you… but over the years we have gather a lot of those free crayons from the restaurants. This would be a great project to recycle those crayons.
Just a word of warning, if they aren’t high quality crayons, the wax will melt up to the top of the mold. I do recommend using the good crayons. Oh – and I had my son unwrap the paper from the crayons… that part can really frustrate me. LOL!!
4. The next step is fun… breaking up all the crayons and putting them into the silicone molds!! Even Rupert (the lamb) had to help! Then you just pop the mold into a oven at 250 degree until they are melted… about 20 minutes or so. Let cool.
5. Once the “new” crayons are cool, pop them out of the mold. The size of your end product will determine how many crayons you can get into your tin box. You can always just leave the crayons as they are. A mint tin can hold a number of them.
6. If you are a follower of my posts here at The Hybrid Chick, you know that we have to go through a quality check to make sure it passes testin and is Kid (and stuff lamb) approved!! By George, I think they like it!! LOL!
Now the tin box with the coloring pages and crayons are now sitting in my purse… waiting for the next time we are out and kiddo is bored. I sure hope you liked this tutorial!! I will be back next month for another kid-friendly project.
Other Articles by Rebecca (MamaBee):
- Thankful Turkey - November 7th, 2011
- Pumpkin Sucker Toppers - October 22nd, 2011
- Party Blowers! - August 8th, 2011
- Celebrate the Liberty with Paper Binoculars! - July 1st, 2011
- A Father's Day Gift That Measures Up! - June 3rd, 2011