Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Heart Full of Color

I bet when you first look at the picture below, you think of some sweet little morsel you would like to devour in one little bite. Well, it's probably not the most grand idea as it would be a little waxy!

My kiddo has a Valentine's Day party on Friday and parents were asked not to put candy into the valentines the kids give away. They try really hard to keep the sugar overload to a minimum, so this is what we came up with. Heart Crayons! You're suppose to use a heart shaped mini muffin pan....but those are non exsistant here on the prairrie. I melted the crayons in the oven at 350 degrees in a glass measuring cup. Then I poured them into mint molds (heart shaped ones) and stuck them in the refrigerator for just a few minutes. Park LOVED to peel the wrappers off the crayons. Since these came out looking so edible, I decided I don't want the kiddos to try to eat them, so instead of going into the valentines, we'll take them to school and have the teacher hand them out to decorate their valentine boxes (you remember those?! I was always so embarrassed to put my little Care Bear valentines into boxes of the boys!)



9 comments:

The Lucas family said...

Those are so cute! I love the idea with the mint molds. I have used mini muffin tins before but never the molds.

Stacey J. said...

Where did you get the muffin tins Lee Ann?!

Kara said...

OK, I am officially the most boring mom in the whole entire world. Thanks a lot. :)





In all seriousness- what a FREAKING FANTASTIC IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have mini muffin tins, but I inherited them from my Great-Grandma, so I can't help you on where to find them. :(

Louise said...

These are so adorable! What a clever idea.

Krismisstree said...

Kara, I'm the second-most, then! Those are amazing, Stacey!

Jennifer Walsh said...

Oh Miss StaceyJ and to think all I sent in were photo valentines and lollipops!! Yikes! You are extra terrific and that little guy is going to have so many good memories of his time spent with Mommy!

Koppi Write said...

What a fun idea!!! I am off to the store!!

Lisa Walsh said...

You rock my world.

BingO said...

Awww, this so brings me back... my mom used to let me melt my crayons all the time. I'd create my own color combinations when crayola didn't have that "perfect shade". I'm sure you and Park had as much fun as we used to!
(okay, well, I used to try to eat the brown ones 'cause I thought they looked like chocolates...)