Better party favors
Last year I wrote a post about my son’s birthday party- and all the “convenience items” that I used. That year, I did what I needed to do, but with acknowledgement that I would try to “walk my talk” a bit more the following year.
This year I wanted to give party favors that reflected that sentiment. As this party was the first big party I have thrown for him, they had to be reasonable in cost. I am also having the party at an outside venue, where the party is “thrown” for you, so making a craft to take home was not an option. In my search, I found a site www.etsy.com , that specializes in home-made gifts. On this site a vendor, art2theextreme, sells these great recycled crayons made into fun shapes. She wraps them beautifully and they are reasonably priced.
This could also be done at home by taking scraps of crayons, peeling off the paper, putting in a muffin tin putting them in the oven, baking at 150 or 200 until melted and then allowing to cool. You can use candy or soap molds to create fun shapes. Maybe I will try this sometime, but for now I rest easy knowing I supported a school teacher that is recycling things to create great gifts.