This morning we woke up to SNOW! We haven’t gotten too much on our end of town, but other areas are reporting up to 1 foot of snow with more to fall this evening. Days like this make me glad I had a baby during the winter. I have zero reasons to leave my house right now.
I’m still not able to do too much. I can’t really drive, and I definitely can’t do any major chasing Austin around the house games, so we’ve been trying to think of other fun things to do that can make my time with him seem special. Where to turn when you need activities for a three year old? Pinterest…obviously. If this is a site you haven’t jumped on yet I highly suggest you get on board the trendy train and join NOW. It is a great place to find recipes, activities, and all sorts of other fun stuff.
Today we took some inspiration from Pinterest to get in the Valentines Day spirit.
For this activitiy all you need are crayons and silicon baking cups or a silicone baking sheet.
If you haven’t met my son Austin you probably aren’t aware of his superhero obsession. Here he is pratcicing his superhero moves for the camera.
First, cut the wrappers off of your crayons. This seems like such an easy thing, but it actually takes a few minutes. I suggest you hand your kid a crayon and ask them to unwrap it since this will take them at least ten minutes, while you do the rest. I used a really sharp kitchen knife to peel the wrappers off the crayons.
After that tediousness is over break the crayons into four parts and place them in a bowl. Austin loved this part.
Then heat your oven to 230 degrees and fill your silicon cups with the crayons.
Bake them for 15 minutes.
Once the cups are cool enough to handle they can be placed in the refridgerator to speed up the cooling process. Do all of this while the baby happily plays on her play mat, give her a kiss, and talk about how we can make things go from solids (crayons), to liquids (the melty mess it makes), and back to solids again (final product).
You should be able to easily pop the new heart shaped crayons out of their cups to use or give as gifts.
Happy snow day!