Ornaments and Honey Cakes and Soaps Oh My!

The other day daycare sent me this adorable picture of Mia in preschool making Christmas ornaments!

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They make one every year and you can purchase them for a small donation to a charity. Each year they are different and it is so fun to see my little girl’s creative side develop! This year I thought they were so cool I decided we would make some at home to to give out to family members as gifts 🙂 I e-mailed her teacher to ask how they were made and was surprised at how easy it was!

Crayon Christmas Ornaments

  • Crayons
  • Silicone molds of your choice
  • Wood skewers
  • String or ribbon of your choice

 

  1. Peel paper off all crayons and break them into pieces

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2. Fill molds with crayon pieces. This is where the kiddos (and you) can get creative! Mix a bunch of colors, use all one shade, one color it’s up to you! For our snowflake ones I took a white crayon and cut it up with a dough cutter blade to get some flakes of crayon and sprinkled them on the bottom of the molds before filling them with the crayon pieces.

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3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until crayons are melted

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4. Let them cool a bit and stick a skewer into each one to create a small hole

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5. Before they have completely cooled pop them out of the molds and stick the skewer through the other side to make the hole through on both sides

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6. Once they have cooled completely take skewers out and string ribbon or string of your choice through opening and tie a knot to create a hanging loop.

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Ta da!!! All done!

The best thing about starting this craft was discovering the wonderful versatility of these silicone molds!!!  You can make sooo many things with these little guys! From ornaments to butters, soaps, and cakes so many possibilities 🙂 I plan to give the soap making a try once I get my hands on some essential oils….  Hi, Hi my name is Rain …but I did have a little more fun later that night and made these yummy honey cakes with the same molds!! Versatility gotta love it.

Honey Cake

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup coffee

 

  1. Mix all ingredients together and pour into pan or molds.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 mins (less if you used the molds)

 

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