Posted by: ad65shorty | April 3, 2009

Crazy Crayons

Crazy Crayons

We love these crayons! They are so fun, plus they use up all your broken crayons. YEA! This project takes a bit of time so it’s perfect for a rainy day!

Supplies:

Kitchen knife

Cutting board

Broken crayons

Muffin tins (I like mini ones, but the bigger ones also work)

Directions:

1.  Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.

2. Peel the paper off of the crayons and cut into pea-sized pieces. Keep the colors separated so your children can choose which ones they want.

3. Arrange in your muffin tin.

4. Put in oven for 15-20 minutes, until the crayons melt.

5. Let cool. If they stick, place in your freezer for a bit, and they will pop right out.

6. Let your children color with their new crayons!

Hints:

1. White is useless, unless you’re coloring on dark paper.

2. Two to three colors works out the best. Too many and sometimes your crayons turn out all brown. Also, I recommend using colors that mesh together, like blue and red (green and orange end up brown).

3. You can cook it on a higher setting. Just be sure to watch them closely.

4. Allow to cool in the freezer. Much faster!

 

(picture from Martha Stewart website; click on picture for link)

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Responses

  1. I love these ideas Angee! This crayon one is cute, and I bet my kids will love it. Today we had a picnic at the park planned, but it rained so we decided to do it inside instead. It made me think of you and your cute ideas. I love them. Keep them comin!

  2. Thanx, Sara! You are always so sweet!! I also love that you leave me comments! Thanx! Angee 🙂


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