as i mentioned in an earlier post, i just had another little mann 3 weeks ago- he's super cute, and so happy!
my other little mann started preschool (he's 3), for the first time this week, and i have been a wreck! heaven help me when he has to go to kindergarten! i just won't think of that yet! :) anyway, we're also moving (into a house, and out of this apartment)! see? i told you, we do everything all at once in this family! whew!
so because of all that, i've been a little sidetracked and haven't been able to get as crafy as i would like. which is awful, because i'm still thinking of fun projects and things to make for challenges! i'm waiting for my routine to settle! :)
ok, so anyway, this project i made isn't a paper crafts, but i thought i'd share it anyway! my mother in law came from CA and stayed with us for 2 weeks when nolan arrived, and my mom was here for almost a month helping us too! it was so nice to have both grandma's here! i don't know what i would have done without them! so i wanted to make a gift to show them how much i appreciated their help! and i saw this all over pinterest and thought...i can totally do that, and then alter it as a thank you gift!
so here it is, melted crayon art:
it is seriously so easy. all i did was glue gun the crayons on, in the order i wanted. then i used my heat embossing gun to melt the crayons - which literally took less than a minute! and it cools just as fast too! *oh, side note here - you may want to make sure you have some tin foil under your canvas when you melt the crayons...let's just say my kitchen sink is now crayon-wax color-tastic! oh well! ha ha!!
then i painted my little menn's hands in white and pressed them onto the canvas. done and done! it was super fun and easy. and it will add a lot of color to the grandparent's walls! :) i am going to make one for myself to have too, but i think i'll do just teals, yellows and greys. i know odd color combo, but i love it right now!
well, more later (i hope)!