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Melted crayon shapes – hearts, christmas trees, bells, gingerbread men, butterflies etc.

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Craft supplies


Cookie cutters (metallic ones!)

Kitchen foil


String (optional)


Remove paper from the crayons

Plane or grate crayons

Wrap cookie cutters with foil so it has secured bottom

Fill the forms with crayon scobs

Put in pre-heated oven

Watch them melt

Take them out, let cool

Remove from the cutters

You can still draw with them! Or gift to somebody! Or use them as ornaments!

Tips: 1) If you want to add some elements such as sequins or gemstones or hangers, do it when it’s almost cool but still soft. If you do earlier your embellishments may sink 🙂

2) Use bright colors crayons. Dark colors interflow and all look the same “some dark color” at the end.

3) Do not use too high temperature so colors do not mix up but form beautiful wash-out 🙂

Chinese wishing tree in a pot

Thursday, February 7th, 2008


Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebrated among Chinese people. It is often referred to as the spring festival because it signals the beginning of spring. It is a time when families and friends get together to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.