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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Stained Glass Hearts

Living in an apartment greatly limits how much stuff we can store, and how much stuff I care to move when the time comes. One of the things that is extremely limited is holiday decorations. I love decorating, but I can't stand the thought of moving them, so we make our own.

Last week K and I made Stained Glass Hearts, which I found at Skip to My Lou and they were so fun to make!
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All you need is wax paper, pencil sharpener, crayons, an iron and scissors!

K helped me find all the broken crayons with Valentines colors and I shaved them in a pencil sharpener. We then sprinkled the shavings on the waxy side of a sheet of wax paper, and covered it with another sheet of wax paper (wax side down). It's best to have blank paper, or a brown paper bag under and on top of the wax paper to prevent making a mess of your iron and ironing board.

Then you iron. It only takes a few seconds, so make sure you check often.
Let it cool and cut out into heart shapes. Older kids can trace the hearts and cut them out, but K was content to watch and count the hearts as I cut them out.
 
K was so excited to go through and show off all of the hearts! He insisted on my taking a picture of all of them, and how can I refuse such a face?2010-01-20
We hung some up with red thread and the rest are on our back door, allowing the sunshine to show off the pretty colors. The first night after we made them and I closed the blinds K cried until I promised that the hearts would come back out the next day.DSCN2446

3 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! And love that your little man helped!

    Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

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  2. GREAT! I will have to try this one too! :)

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  3. I made them this morning for my son's Valentine give away at school. They turned out GREAT! I just wanted to thank you for posting this and tell you again how much I love your blog! :) Heather

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