Hours to fill

Not that anyone's counting, but...there are two and a half days of school left! Two and a half days until "I'm bored" becomes the subtext of our lives. I am actually looking forward to it. I think I'll always be excited by this time of year. That hope of endless summer is in the bones. Still. I'm not thrilled about the boredom thing. I know it's not my job to fill every minute of my children's days with spectacular fun. But, the whining.

In an effort to motivate myself to blog a little more as well as fill the boredom black hole, I'm going to attempt a kiddley-esque weekly blog post. Just one day a week reporting on a craft, game, a recipe or idea that worked for us. That's pretty much all I seem to blog about these days anyway.

This past weekend we tried out melted wax fun which is one of those things that's been around forever of course. I've had this bookmarked for a while and last week when I found a little ikea, silicon ice-tray at a yard sale, it came to mind. A great use for the tiny bits of crayon I find scattered in corners and under tables daily.

Ethan and Drew helped me peel the crayons with wrappers, break up some of the larger pieces and fill the tray. I wasn't sure how well the mold would work since it was meant only for ice. They sat in a 200 degree oven for about ten minutes or so before completely melting and then I popped them in the freezer to cool.

Worked like a charm and sparked an interest in coloring for about five minutes. .


Susan Elizabeth said...

Yup, I know the five minute limit of interest...but the idea is very cool!

Have a great summer...boredom is so under rated!!

Heidi said...

Ugh, I don't know if you'll see this comment so late but I went back to your blog to see how to do these crayons and am making them with the kids now to attach to their valentine cards for friends. GR! You have more patience than anyone that I know, my dear.