"Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. 'Children are an heritage of the Lord (Psalm 127: 3).'"
These heart-shaped crayons are sooo much fun to make,
and they tie together both ideas from today's lesson on the family.
My children loved peeling the papers off the crayons
and breaking them up in little pieces.
Be sure to use regular crayons, not the "washable" kind.
Also brand new (unused) crayon wrappers are easiest to peel.
It took a while to fill up our pan, so we did it over a few days.
Also, we bought this baking pan especially for this activity.
It will forever be our dedicated "crayon pan"!
When you've got your colors arranged the way you want them,
bake your crayons for about 15-20 minutes at 275 degrees.
(Ours were ready after about 15 minutes, but every oven is different.)
Flip the light on in your oven, so you and your kids can enjoy watching the crayons melt and mix.
You'll probably notice air bubbles rising to the top, right after that, you'll know the crayons are ready to come out.
Since it's so cold outside, we put our pan in the garage to cool.
Try not to jiggle the pan too much, so the colors don't over-mix.
Aren't these cool?
We wrapped ours in cellophane and have already given a bunch away.
They make great Valentine's Day gifts for friends!