This date did not involve dinner and a movie... well yeah... we ate first okay... but that wasn't part of the date. Nope, this date was a different sort. The sort that involved a box of 96 crayons, a bunch of glue sticks, a glue gun and a blow dryer. Yes I know, we are likely the last people on earth who made this... (she made this... and she made this (hers looks perfect)) but we made it... and it was awesome... so now you get to read about it.
I hadn't had my hands on a box of crayons for years... and years... but wow, does that smell ever bring you back and I have to say it's kind of exciting opening up all of those crayons and wondering at the possibilities that they could create.
first order of business... figuring out the order to put the crayons in. I just sort of went with what I thought worked and then took a few out since not all 96 crayons were going to fit across the canvas I bought.
next up... glue gunning each crayon on. Andrew was the glue gunner... I was the crayon placer... we worked in sets of threes... glue enough on to get three crayons on and then I stuck them on... very. easy.
voila... ready to be melted into a masterpiece...
so this was one of those things that actually looked easier than it was.
it wasn't rocket science but I just sort of thought the crayons would melt all thick and perfect... not quite... it's a bit tricky... or at least it was for us. I had the blowdryer on high heat but low power and even at that it was hard to avoid rogue melted crayon flying across the canvas (and also off of the canvas... onto Andrew's shirt ... and jeans (sorry)).
but we seemed to get the hang of it and think it turned out quite well.
it certainly beats out a night of watching tv on the couch
and it's kind of perfect for the new in-progress playroom.
great date night... indeed.