eleven-year-old's piano performance, I walked in the door to find a clean house, dinner in the crock pot, flowers on the table and happy children! (Maybe I should go away more often!) Our nine year old was so excited--she'd been making crayons with Daddy. He took a break from making alligator and leopard crayons to cast this big crayon for me, using a soap mold to make it heart shaped!
Maybe next year we'll make heart-shaped crayons for the kids to give to their school friends for Valentine's Day. This heart was palm-sized, so we'd need to find a smaller mold unless we happen upon a giant stash of crayons in the meantime! Also, we would need to create a cute little label so the crayons wouldn't be mistaken as candy. This was the first year that our kids were not allowed to bring candy to school. Luckily, I had a stash of bouncy balls, glow sticks, and kazoos I could use this year, but I'm thinking ahead for candy-free ideas for next time!