Each year, as the kids birthdays approach, I begin to think about their loot bags. Long before I decide on the venue, I think about the loot bags, how I am going to make them special and possibly how to personalize them. For some reason, I feel like the loot bag is the be all end all of the party…is anyone with me? After all, it is the final impression of the party! DIY letter crayons are all the rage right now and they are easy to make! Follow these easy steps to learn how to make DIY letter crayons.
A Party fit for a Princess
After an incredible time at Disney, Addi decided that she wanted the theme of her party to be Disney Princesses! Can you blame her?! When it comes to loot bags, there is nothing I hate more than a bag of useless stuff! After all, as parents, we spend a lot of money on the loot bags, so the thought of another parent getting a bunch of useless stuff that will just end up in the garbage is upsetting! So, with that said, I feel like the money needs to be well spent!
Personalize Loot Bags for the Win
I love personalized loot bags. I think that they are special for the kids and everyone goes home happy. In the past, we have done personalized CD’s, personalized buckets and shovels, personalized placemats, jerseys and this year crayons!
Our Personalized Loot Bags
Here is what you will need:
- Crayons – I went on Amazon to get a lot of crayons for not a lot of money! For about 20 kids, i under 150 crayons.
- Letter molds – it took a few tries, but the ones I ended up with are truly the best. They are deep enough so that the crayons don’t break when they are used and they are the perfect size for little hands.
- clear bags and ribbon to wrap them
How to make DIY Letter Crayons
Each step is tome consuming, so make sure you give yourself lots of time to make them!
- Before you begin, write out all of the names on the guest list. Then determine how many of each letter you will need.
- Then, you will need to choose the colors you want to use. I tried to avoid using black, brown, grey and white.
- With a sharp knife, press down on the crayon length wise to cut a slit in the paper for easy removal. I recommend cutting as many as you can first and then removing the paper after to save time (and to give your hands a break)!
- Once the paper has been removed from the crayons, break the crayons in to 3 or 4 pieces and place them into a bowl.
- Note: If you are making multi-colored letter crayons, throw them all in one bowl. If you want the letters to be solid, then divide them by color to streamline to process.
- Place the broken crayons into the mold. Fill the letters to the top.
- Place the silicone molds on a baking sheet covered in tin foil
- Note: TRUST ME! I learned the hard way! Let me just say that removing melted crayons from your oven, fridge or counter is no fun!
- Bake the crayons at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove them slowly from the oven and let them cool. Place them in the fridge to ensure that they harden before removing them from the mold.
- CAREFULLY remove the crayons from the mold. Letters like ‘S’ and ‘N’ tend to be harder to remove so be patient to ensure they don’t break!
- Place the letters in a clear bag to show off the name and tie with ribbon.
What kind of personalized loot bags have you made?
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