i have always swooned over the super fancy art materials from nova natural but never could bring myself to spend tons of money on them. a few weeks ago i saw on some great, creative woman's blog (i am forgetting who now), a crayon melting project that was done just to organize broken crayon pieces laying around their house. light bulb! i have always wanted to get block beeswax crayons for hero, but, like i said, never felt like i could/should fork out 12 bucks for a few crayons. so, i bought a 62 pack of crayons for 2 dollars and we went to work. and while these are not yummy smelling beeswax, they are chunky and fun to hold and draw with. and we got a brand new set of coloring tools that we helped to make with our own hands. 2 dollars well spent.
and hero loved them so much that she pushed them around the her santa-shrek in her buggy. what a good color mommy.