I got a very sweet thank you card from Mrs P today thanking me for the handmade table runner......um, rewind, yes, she said table runner! My scarf! I think I'm slightly mortified but it did give me a good laugh.
Today I made my first batch of heart shaped crayons. The directions are here. They turned out pretty good! I do wish I had read more of the reviews before I got started. Like putting a baking sheet under the muffin pan? yeah, that would have been a good one. Or that crayola brand was the best so you didn't end up with a non-color layer of wax? However, I did follow some of the hints, like scoring the crayon paper so it would be easier to take off, using a silicon muffin pan (which I found at Joann's) and heaping the crayons into each spot:
Because they do shrink quite a bit. See the spilling? The spilling that could have been avoided if only I had followed the suggestion of putting this on a cookie sheet? Yes, some of that spilling ended up in the bottom of my oven! And then I reasoned that I needed to clean it up while the oven was still hot so the wax would remain liquid..... Worked out fine but I can only imagine if I had burned myself and the story that would have followed. You can also see the layer of cheap wax, especially on that bottom right one.
But they did pop right out of the silicone and I didn't use any pam. Aren't they cute?
For my next batches, I'll put in less dark colors, I'll definitely put my muffin pan on a baking sheet, and I'll use only crayola crayons.
We'll mount them just as the family fun website shows. Won't they be great as goodies for the school valentine party? Or put them in a chinese take-out box from the craft store to give as a birthday gift! And with all the shapes of muffin tins out there, the possibilities are endless!
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