This project can involve toddlers but would probably be better suited for an older child if you want them taking part in the whole thing. Since I didn't want to give candy as I was sure there would be plenty going around already, I decided to go for homemade crayons, just like the ones I'd seen on Pinterest...oh yeah, Pinterest addict here! I did end up doing some revisions to the ones I saw online and if you go on pinterest and do a search for recycled crayons, you will pull up a ton of different sources. I didn't have tiny oven-safe silicone molds and I also could not find them in stores so I had to improvise on the tutorials that I found. Since this is a project that involved an oven, wax, and melting stuff, I made sure I read all the directions and went the conservative route! This is what I ended up with and you'll see some * signs for lessons learned after the activity. Supplies: Around 20 broken or unused crayons, I had a mixture of … [Read more...]
The Holiday Guide is finally here and live! I am so excited to present to you Kangaroo Mama's 2012 Holiday Guide Magazine! It's my very first time putting out a magazine and though it was a stressful process figuring out the best programs to use, it was actually very fun being able to do the layout and find the best content for the magazine. There is a ton of really great ideas in this magazine, not just gift ideas but DIY crafts, recipes, and more to help you this holiday season! I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear what you thought about it! Open publication - Free publishing - More diy crafts If you are having trouble viewing the magazine above, you can also go here to view it. If you have a Holiday Guide on your blog, please feel free to link up below. I'd love to check them out and I'm sure others would be interested in seeing more ideas too!