Monday, February 7, 2011

"Wheely" Colorful and "Tire"-ific Valentine's Day Cards

sorry about the horrible title... i couldn't resist!

Last week I was tossing around Valentine's Day card ideas with Smarty Pants-- Do you want a photo card similar to last year?  Mustache/lip lollipops like we did for Happy Vee's birthday?  Crayon race cars?

Well, wouldn't you know... He picked the race cars.  I know, I know, the choice was obvious given his absolute love of all things that go Vroom.  I shouldn't have even bothered to ask!  Luckily, I had some foresight and purchased this race car candy mold several months ago.

With a bag full of old crayons that were good and ready for recycle, a make-shift "boiler" and the candy mold, it was a pretty easy project.  Due to the hot wax factor, I made the crayon race cars when the kids were sound asleep and out of harms way. When the mold was filled, I popped it into the freezer for a few minutes and they easily slid out in a perfect little car shape.  There wasn't any wax residue and the mold was immediately ready for the next batch.

here's my make-shift "boiler" (aka tin cans in a sauce pan with an inch of water).  they melted quickly over low heat.

And here's how the cards turned out
the cards were inspired by this idea from Family Fun

Ready to be delivered!
the 4.75 x 6.75 in cellophane bags are from Michaels.  i used washi tape to seal them up.

I'm so glad that's done!  Now I just need to figure out what kind of goodies we're going to bring for their Valentine's Day school parties.

Hope you're having a nice week!

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