Creating Smiles and You Are A Star

by Hope Sewell on August 2, 2011

in crafts, family, kids

Hey y’all!!  I’m so excited to have been invited over to Hannah Handmade to guest post during their Creating Smiles Week.  I admire Hannah for her desire to bring smiles to the faces of those around us.  I love smiles!!  The smile knows no boundary.  It reaches across cultures and language barriers.  A smile is the one thing that everyone understands no matter the race, culture, language or religion.

So during the Creating Smiles Week, August 7th thru the 13th she’ll have posts from different bloggers who are giving suggestions on how to create smiles around you.  I’ll be there sharing how we recently brought smiles to some precious faces as well.

So go check her out!  😉

In the mean time, summer is almost over.  :(  We’ve loved it so!!  But I am ready to ease back into a little routine.  We’ve got about 2 weeks or so before we start back to school and I’ve been trying to tame our school room!  It has gotten quite out of control over these hot months!!  I’ve done lots of organizing and such and I just can’t WAIT to show you the before and after.  But it is still a work in progress.  I’m slowly but surely getting there though.

In the cleaning out process I notice that we have TONS of crayons!!  And I mean TONSCrayons are so cheap, especially around back to school time.  I bought some recently at my local Office Max for a penny!!  We just had a lot that were broken, missing colors and they had just kind of gotten raggedy.  So we decided to take our old crayons and make some new ones!!

I found this silicone star baking mold at Hobbly Lobby right around the fourth of July.  It was on sale for right at $3…LOVE IT!!!So we broke up our crayons and took the paper off.  What was so funny to me was that they’d cleaned off the crayon and had them organized in groups by color.  Greens with greens, red with red, blue with blue, etc.  You can see their organization skills at the top of this pic.  They thought I was the best mom ever when I told them to mix it up a bit.  LOL!  I don’t know if they were just in the organizing mood or what.  Surely I’m not THAT structured right?!!  I appreciate some good creativity!

After we had a good pile of crayons we stuck them in our star mold.

And then we popped them into a 350 degree oven until there were all nice and melted.Once they were cool, we popped’em out of the molds and let the fun begin!!I just love taking an old thing and turning it into something new and fun!!  And these have been a HUGE hit here at my house!!


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Pinkytopia By Sabrina August 2, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Hi, your stars are cute and I just love your profile picture!

Dropping by from Skip to my Lou, I’m your newest follower.

Jenn August 3, 2011 at 12:34 am

I really like this idea! They turned out so cute – they would actually make a really nice colorful decoration all grouped together like that! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I really appreciate it. Now off to check around your blog a bit more! Have a great week!
Jenn :)

Hope Sewell August 3, 2011 at 9:18 am

Decorating with them is exactly what I did. 😉 You’ll be happy to know that yours is one of the first blogs I found and it has helped me to get started here with my own.

Sara August 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I have made these before for Valentine’s Day for my son. We did heart shaped and then attached them to a heart shaped piece of construction paper a little bit bigger than the crayon. Then he wrote “You color my world” around the crayon. They turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing :)

Hope Sewell August 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm

oh too cute!! Thanks for stopping by! 😉

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime August 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Hi, friend! You’ve got so much creativity and I’m admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :).

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