Thursday, December 12, 2013

25 Days of Christmas Ornaments Day 12

Tomorrow is the last day of school before winter break, and the girls wanted to make some ornaments for teachers & staff at their school.
Over the years we've collected hundreds of crayons, so we went through our stash, peeled off paper and gathered them in this jar

I picked up a package of clear ornaments at Michaels.  These have a pearlescent look to them

The girls created some pretty cool color combos in their ornaments

I used my hair dryer and spun the ornaments as the crayons melted.  I held on to the ornaments with an Ove Glove because they can get pretty hot.
Check out this one

Here are all the ornaments we created

I sprinkled some glitter in coordinating colors inside the ornaments and re-heated them, turning the ornaments to distribute the glitter.
Here's a close-up of my favorite one

Such a great project to do with the kiddos.
Here are a couple of things I learned:
- Use small pieces of crayon, because they will get stuck in there as the ornament cools. 
- It's not a quick process, so time and patience are critical with this one.
I hope the recipients like them because they are definitely extra special!

1 comment:

wendipooh13 said...

I LOVE that!!!! those turned out sooo cool!!!

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