Monday, October 3, 2011

"Mama Makes" with Victoria

Its time to get in the Halloween spirit with some spooky fun! I hope you enjoy this week of "Mama Makes: Halloween Edition"!

Hi There! I'm Victoria from One.Crafty.Momma and I'm going to share a super quick and easy non-candy alternative to a Halloween treat. We're having a super big playdate/party for Halloween over here and there will be sweets, but I want to incorporate some fun non-sweet treats too!

This is a pretty easy to follow craft, but you can email me if you have any questions!

Supplies: old crayons, black foam sheets, googly eyes, glue dots.

I have this awesome bin of old crayons that I keep for playdates and projects like these:
So, I took the wrappers off and split them into pieces. Using a mini muffin tin I filled each space with crayons. Pre-heat the oven to 275, and melt them for about 20 minutes. Take a toothpick and swirl the colors together and let them cool. After about an hour or so, they should just pop right out but if you have some trouble, you can put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes they will just slide out.
Here's another tip: try not to mix crayon brands. We're crayon snobs in this house, and tend to only use Crayolas, but different crayons have different melting points, so you'll have to watch them if you do use another kind. It may be 10 minutes for something like RoseArt. :)
So, now it's time to put these things together!
1. This is the sheet of foam I used, I got it in the "foam pack" from Micheal's (you can use another piece of foam, but the measurements will be different).
2. Fold it in half, short side to short side. Cut.
3. Fold each "half" into thirds. This doesn't have to be exact.
4. Fold the "third" in half.
 5. I just loosely cut the shape of bat wings (if you need a template, feel free to make one and trace it with white crayon.)
6. This is what mine looked like.

Okay, so I attached the eyes and wings with glue dots. I used these because, after all, they are crayons, and I want them to be able to just "pop" off when they want to use the crayons! :)
And this is the end result:
So, that is it! Super Easy right? Since I capped our playdate at 24 kids, this was the perfect number of bats!

Thank you, Summer, for having me! Happy Halloween!
Thank you so much Victoria! My boys will love this!
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