crayons

  • Fairytale “Stained Glass” For Kids

    I’ve always had a thing for stained glass. It’s so pretty! I love the way that is casts colors into the room when sunshine passes through it. I thought I had seen some pretty impressive stained glass in my travels…  then I got a pet unicorn. Sprinkles is from the Cotton Candy Kingdom. If you are a regular here at Colors Are Magic, you are well acquainted with our adventures to this magical land.

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  • Easter Crayons

      If you have read my Melt My Heart(s) post, then you are familiar with my childhood story of “the art cupboard” :) If not, let me brief you. Growing up my mother made my brother and I had an art cupboard. I loved that art cupboard. Seriously. When I opened it, I may as well of been opening the door to Narnia. It was always full of fun treasure– markers, crayons, construction paper, stickers, paints, and various other knick-knacks. Every so often while cleaning the house, my mother would tidy the art cupboard. She has her own cleaning service– so she our house was always ship shape. I loathed those days… they were literally the worst. She would get out a blank sheet of paper and test the markers. If they had dried out they would go into the trash can. I guess that was understandable since they no longer worked. It was the crayons that were the hardest to part with. She would throw out the little nubs of crayon that where floating around our giant box. Maybe it was because I was over dramatic… or maybe it was because I was an artistic child– with every coloring device thrown in the the garbage bin was also an opportunity to create some great. Whatever the reason… I was not a fan of “clean the art cupboard day”. Until one fine day my mother suggested that we make giant tie dye crayons out of all my broken pieces instead of throwing them away. Brilliant. I was totally onboard.

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  • Crayon & Sandpaper Iron-Ons

    If there is one thing that Sprinkles and I like to do, it’s melt down crayons into all different kinds of arts and crafts. We just love how the colors melt and swirl together. Today we decided to try a different kind of melt down. Did you even know that it is possible to make homemade iron-ons with crayons and sandpaper? Well it is, and it’s amazing! You guys should totally try it.

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  • Halloween Crayons

    It is October and Halloween is upon us! This year instead of handing out a plethora of high fructose corn syrup, Sprinkles and I have decided to hand out some fun alternatives. One of those being some super fun Halloween Crayons! Halloween is already pretty dark– let’s add a little color!

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  • Melting Crayon Easter Eggs

    Easter is nearly here! My pet unicorn and I are very excited for a little warm weather. New York has seriously been having some bipolar weather as of late. So, while the freezing winds were gusting the other day, we snuck off for some much needed relaxation and warm weather in the Cotton Candy Kingdom (where my unicorn grew up). You see, my unicorn’s parents are the the King and Queen of the Cotton Candy Kingdom, and it totally has it’s perks. While we were there, her mother was having rainbow high tea with the Easter Bunny. I just love the Easter Bunny. He’s so cuddly and smells like chocolates and jellybeans.

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  • Melt My Heart(s)

    Growing up my mother made my brother and me an art cupboard. I loved that art cupboard. It was always full of fun treasure– markers, crayons, construction paper, stickers, paints, and various other knick-knacks. Every so often while cleaning the house, my mother would tidy the art cupboard. I hated those days… they were the worst. She would get out a blank sheet of paper and test the markers. If they had dried out they would go into the trash can. I guess that was understandable since they no longer worked. It was the crayons that were the hardest to part with. She would throw out the little nubs of crayon that where floating around our giant box. Maybe it was because I was over dramatic… or maybe it was because I was an artistic child– with every coloring device thrown in the the garbage bin was also an opportunity to create some great. Maybe it was a control issue…. or that I was just a little kid. Whatever the reason… I was not a fan of “clean the art cupboard day” and was known to shed a tear or two on the days it commenced. Until one fine day my mother suggested that we make giant tie dye crayons out of all my broken pieces instead of throwing them away. Brilliant. I was totally onboard.

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  • Trick-Or-Treat

    I have never liked creepy things… ever.  I was super sensitive to anything remotely scary and/or violent as a child. I had the biggest love-hate relationship with Halloween of all time. I loved dressing up and going trick-or-treating. I loved sorting my candy at the of the night into organized and categorized piles. I loved carving pumpkins and having class Halloween parties. I did not however enjoy scary masks. I have seen photos of me as a toddler and very small child dressed as a bumble bee or a bunny. One year I was Simba, from The Lion King. I am pretty sure that every costume after that I was an angel. Mainly because I figured out that I could basically wear 85% glitter and designed wings and a halo every year. Thinking back on it… costumes in Alaska were slightly useless as most Halloweens it was so cold we had to wear heavy winter coats over our costumes and the poor neighbors had to try and guess what we were from the neck up.

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  • Unicorn Pumpkins

    **Welcome to Love In Color! Where you help to color your world into a brighter and better place. Here is where I will post Love In Color challenges. These challenges will be fun and creative ideas that you can do with your kids (or by yourself!) to bring smiles, joy, and encouragement to your neighborhood and the rest of your world. Make sure you post your Love In Color challenges on social media (I myself am a Instagram-aholic. It’s a word.) and tag me/hash tag #colorsaremagic #projectloveincolor. I can’t wait to see all the magic you bring and may even repost your photos on my blog. Happy coloring!!**

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