We are big fans of holidays around here and I am always keeping my eyes peeled for festive crafts and new traditions to start with Olivia, especially now that she is almost two and able to participate alongside me. We made peep houses a few weeks ago and had so much fun. Because I didn't quite trust her with frosting or sugar covered peeps, I gave her the role of graham-cracker-eating assistant while I did most of the work.
We also made bunny rainbow crayons and those have been a huge hit! I made a few batches and packaged them up in cellophane bags with bright easter grass and sent them out to a bunch of Olivia's friends all around the country.
They are super simple to make and very inexpensive. If you have crayons around the house, you don't even need to buy new ones, but I didn't have any so I picked up a few different packs and got to work! Keep in mind that extremely old crayons aren't going to make the best new ones, so if they are more than a year old, I would invest in a few new boxes.
E A S T E R B U N N Y C R A Y O N S
what you'll need ||
+ crayons in assorted colors, with paper removed
+ oven, preheated to 300 degrees
what you'll do ||
+ after peeling the wrappers off all the crayons, break them into 2-3 pieces each
+ fill the mold to the top with a variety of crayon pieces in color patterns you like, breaking them smaller if necessary
+ bake in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes -- the crayons will have completely melted and will still be liquid, so I removed them from the oven by carefully sliding them onto a flat baking sheet before setting the mold on the counter
+ let them cool completely before removing from the molds -- at least an hour
+ once cooled, carefully pop them out of each mold and start coloring!
If you make these crayons this Easter, I'd love to see them! Tag me on instagram @blessednestblog / They make great gifts and last-minute Easter basket stuffers; I put together a pack of them and a new coloring book for Via as part of her basket. For other Easter basket ideas, you can find my recent post here. Happy crafting!