What We Do On Rainy Days (DIY for the Kids) & A Lesson On Servant Hood…

It was cloudy,  cold, and rainy out. The kids were bored out of their minds and I knew it was a day meant for creativity.

I check the weather obsessively, so I knew it would be a “grey” day, I had my list of “to-do’s”-oh you know the list. The list of things that would make us mums feel like we were on top of the world. The “tackle” list. The list that is the dreadful list of all children.

I threw the list out the window and put ‘play’ first! Here is how we spent a wonderful rainy day, in.

List of Materials:

  • Box of crayons
  • Bowl of warm water
  • Paper Towels
  • Silicone cupcake pan (one that you don’t care about)

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2:

Have the kids dump their crayons in the bowl of warm water. Let them soak about 15 minutes.

water

Step 3:

Have the kids peel the paper off of each crayon (throw the paper from the crayons away)

Step 4:

Dry the crayons off with the paper towels and ask the children to do the unthinkable.. .BREAK THEM ( into 4-6 pieces)… I know, I know, this is insanity!

break

 

 

Step 5:

Ask the kids to fill the silicone cupcake trays with different colors in each silicone cupcake tin. Then put in the oven (350 degrees)

fill

Step 6:

Bake the crayons for about 8 minutes, when all the crayons have melted, transfer to a cooling rack and let cook until the crayons completely solidify.

melt

Step 7:

The cooling process took about 45 minutes, so I had to keep them occupied, I suggest you do the same!

busy

Step 8:

Carefully pop the “new” crayons out on a piece of paper towel…

done

Step 9:

I was trying to teach the kids about servant-hood and how giving means more than keeping things for ourselves. As much as they loved these creations, they packaged them up for their friends and teachers…hoping to inspire them to enjoy their next rainy day as well.

ready

How do you and your family spend rainy days?

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