Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Homemade Multicultural Crayons

February is one of my favorite months. It is the month of Valentine’s Day, and African American History. I would be remiss if I did not mention African American History Month on this blog.

My son is only two, so I don’t think he is ready for the speeches about Harriet Tubman. What I can do, however, is begin to help him appreciate the differences among people. People look different, and that’s o.k. Introducing my son to this concept will help with his Social Emotional Development.

There are a number of things that can be done to help children with this concept…here is one to get you started.

I am sure you have heard of melting old crayons to make new ones…but what if you only used browns…and tans…? You would have multicultural crayons!
First, gather all of those broken crayons and peel off the paper.

Put the crayons in a muffin pan and melt the crayons at 250F for about 15 minutes.

When they have cooled all the way, just popped them out.

There you have it, a Homemade Multicultural Crayon. I love the size of these crayons. They are just perfect for fine motor fun!

Happy African American History Month!

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