Yes, we're doing a fun farm theme for Peanut's birthday this year & I can't wait! I recently confided in Sweet Stamper that I could happily plan a farm party every year! There's so many ideas & fun things to do with decor, activities, games....sigh. And as much as I want to do almost all of them, I'm having to temper my creativity with practicality- we're in the midst of a move. Need I say more? Oh, and my little M's are wild. That about sums it up!
So, back to the crayons. I made a decision to forego the typical treasure laden goody bags this year due to cost, time, and lifestyle convictions and opted for something more "old fashioned"- a simple handmade favor, thanking guests for attending. There's a growing trend towards simplicity in party favors and I was instantly drawn to it, leaving more time for cake decorating, game construction, decor etc...yippee!
candy mold from Amazon and some crayons at Hobby Lobby with my 'handy dandy' coupon and set to work finding a good tutorial....that helps when you don't actually know what you're doing:)
I looked at several tutorials and then just decided to jump in as there was a lot of variance in technique.
TIP: I used a 'handy dandy' chop stick to stir the crayons- "green" & free!
Candy Mold: $5.99
Crayons: $1.58 ($5.40 for 192- I only used 56 to make 35 pigs)
I plan to include 3 pigs in each favor bag & I'm making 10 favors= $0.14 per favor, minus the cost of the mold. I'll be using the same pig mold to make the chocolate pigs, maximizing my investment:)