Wednesday, 2 March 2011

HMS Disaster Boat

Well this is day two of how not to do things!! Todays boat, that may of worked or NOT made out of thick paper (frankly it could never have worked but we certainly tried to make it) Even Bear was not impressed, from this picture you can't even see the planed potential I will not bore you with how it "could" have worked. So it was aptly named HMS Disaster Boat! Of course we must remember the learning occurs in the doing and creating not the end product :)

Talking of end products look at yesterdays fish crayons, not too terrible just a shame about the tray.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Recycled crayons (fish)

Well I have seen simply lovely up-cycled crayons in a host of wonderful shapes created by melting old wax crayons in silicone moulds. Well I thought this would be easy and despite the mould I used saying FOR WATER ONLY and it being an ice cube tray and NOT reading any instructions (thinking I'd seen crayons on numerous blogs using cute little ice cube moulds, like the ones at counting coconuts), what an klutz I put the ice cube tray in the oven do not do this I repeat DO NOT PUT ICE CUBE TRAY IN OVEN!!! I succeed very well at melting the tray quicker than even the crayons and boy did it smell, well done me. It would seem I'm not the only one Crafty Rachel did the same but hers didn't melt instead were ruined by dye. So moral of story READ next time, melt crayons then pour into mould OR use a silicone muffin tray NOT ice-cube tray. Then I may end up with some lovely crayons like the ones made by kitty garden makes
:( Sad melted tray. Pictures are being taken today by three year old, I was told it was his job (hence blurriness, angles and colour sorry)
Pushing out without breaking. One positive tip, plunge into cold water prior to pushing out lessens breaking.
We did get some crayons! Just need more practice!!!