Ever wondered what to do with all those broken crayons? Especially the little tiny pieces in the bottom of the crayon bin that not even your little toddler’s fingers can grip. Well, I’ve got a solution! And it’s not to throw them away, as tempting as that may be. I’ve got a fun little craft that even the kids can help participate in and it recycles every little broken crayon.
With Independence Day quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to do a festive craft with my three year old while her baby sister napped. I honestly did not plan for this craft at all and just looked at what supplies we already had around the house. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I thought it was easy and cute enough to share.
Sometimes on the weekends, my family naps all at once and I get a little quiet time to myself. Usually that means cleaning or laundry for me, but this weekend I decided to do a little DIY project I had been wanting to try. It didn’t go quite as planned and I would definitely do a few things different next time, but I still love how it turned out!
This is one of my favorite projects my husband and I have worked on. The mudroom was a huge selling point for us when we bought our home; it is the perfect little spot to drop our bags and kick off our shoes when we get home. It also has a wall of shelves to serve as our pantry, which is great because our previous house didn’t have this type of space for food storage. Unfortunately, after a few months of use, this room looked ROUGH. The ‘before’ pictures are actually pretty embarrassing. Judge away, my friends. There is one song that comes to mind when I look back at the before pictures:
U-G-L-Y, You ain’t got no alibi, You UGLY!