My friends and family are getting me through my grief. They are carrying me as the weeks turn into months since her death. It never ceases to amaze me how uplifted I can be by a thoughtful suggestion that honors, remembers, represents our baby V.
Another friend who made E's 2nd birthday cake dyed some of the cake batter purple. She told me this piece was for V. That gesture made me smile through my tears for weeks. I had been having such a hard day unexpectedly when E's birthday arrived, sad that V wasn't there to celebrate with us. This friend didn't know that, but she was sweet enough to just think to include both my babies as we celebrated another year of E's life.
Back to the DIY melted crayon tutorial: We got together the other day for what she called a "parenting in-service." We worked on some Valentine projects, ate lunch, let the kids play, recharged. It truly takes a village to not only raise a child, but to encourage the parents as well.
Here's how you can make the crayons, too!
1. Peel some old crayons. Crayola crayons work best!
We used a silicone heart baking dish. I've seen these before at Target in the dollar section! Next time I'll grab one with this project in mind.
Perfect! They're done!
5. Let cool (pop in the refrigerator if the toddlers are getting restless and it's almost nap time) and then pop out of the mold.
We made labels for these that said:
You COLOR my world!
Such a perfect gift for valentines day that helped melt my heart in the process as well!