the baby eats crayons
August 26, 2009
well, I don’t know when I will ever stop calling him a baby, he’s almost two. And he’s really over the whole putting things in his mouth phase but I think that something about the texture of crayons, it just makes everyone curious. And even bigger kids still break those little sticks. This just seemed like a much better option.
And while I had found dozens of bloggers who melted crayons in the oven to make cool multicolored disks, somehow after reading this one,
I actually got off my ass and melted some.
Hot damn, I think that was the easiest thing I’ve ever done.
It’s not like I didn’t want to get those hip eco-friendly triangle crayons from Melissa & Doug. I already photocopy coupons to buy organic food, I really don’t have $9 to waste on crayons for a baby.
I can hear it now, “How come you melted crayons instead of buying some from Whole Foods like every other mom who reads Mothering Magazine?”
(I read Mothering Magazine, at the local library.)
And speaking of taking the cheap route, bargain crafting continues with the cardboard house:
I was seriously thinking of breaking down and getting one of these.
Then I was like
$60 $48??!!!! Screw that.
Foam board from the Dollar Tree, some left over construction paper, flowers, and some felt for the faux tibetian flags, EIGHT BUCKS, baby!
And that eiffel needed to be revamped too:
This is more of a true shape instead of that funky pyramid. I don’t know what I was thinking. See, told you I have no idea what I am doing.
But in the meantime, I found a sweet easy Fabric Postcard Swap at whosies
if anyone else wants to get in on it.