Monday, March 8, 2010

Crazy Crayons


We went to a "green" event where the minnies had the opportunity to make these crazy crayons. My dear friend Rachele had told me about this activity, so I was really excited to finally make these. We had brought bags of old and broken crayons to use and sorted them by color.

Tools and Materials:
kitchen knife
old crayons, with the paper removed
mini cake or candy tins

Instructions:
1. Use the knife to chop crayons into pea-size pieces. Be sure to separate the colors by shade.

2. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
3. Fill the tins with the crayon pieces.

4. Bake until the wax has melted, about 30 minutes.
5. Remove the shapes after they have cooled. If they stick, place the tray in the freezer for an hour and the crayons will pop out of the mold easily.

We always seem to have a lot of crayons at the end of the year, so this is a great use for them. These make would make a cute gift or party favor. How cute would pink and green swirled crayons be for your favorite minnie?

xoxo

11 comments:

  1. I've seen that done before but never tried. Looks like the girls had fun.

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  2. What a cool idea! Looks relatively easy too!

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  3. Too cute! I bet the Minnies had a blast! :-) XOXO

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  4. I used to this all the time when I was little! LOVE!

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  5. Cute! My mom did this with me when I was young - except we used a tuna can so we ended up with essentially a crayon hocky puck! The shapes are much cuter though!

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  6. The swirled pink and green crayons are a FABULOUS idea! I wrote it down in my "birthday ideas" notebook. I think these would make either a great craft project at the party or as part of the gift bag. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Love it, so easy, what a great rainy day activity for the kids! My boys will love this too :-)

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  8. Makes me think back to when I was a little girl! Fun times back then... and now!

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  9. What a cute idea. R would love it!

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  10. Totally off topic, but I love those sweaters! Blythe has the light pink with a giraffe :)

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