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Window Hearts

February 09,2011

It has been cold, gray and dreary here...February is seldom anything but in our neck of the woods.  While I find solace in the beauty of snow (really!), and know that spring will be here very soon, here's an easy craft R, G and I created to brighten our kitchen windows.

It's an old-school craft, one that I can handle.  I am not creative with crafts, in fact, I stand in awe of Allison's amazing blog, but this was a simple idea that even I could master.  I recall doing something similar in grade school, and while this isn't edible, it certainly helped bring some light to our kitchen!

First, I shaved some old crayon bits with our kitchen grater:

I cut some pieces of waxed paper into squares and had the boys sprinkle bits of crayon on the waxed paper:

I topped with another piece of waxed paper and covered it with a towel.  I then ironed the towel for 30 seconds on high to melt the crayon pieces:

And then, we cut out heart shapes and placed them in our window:

They make me happy everytime I see them!

Happy Valentine's Day!