Pinterest brings out the craftiness in all of us. My friend has recently been doing all sorts of projects as a result of her Pinterest browsing. If I remember correctly, I helped get her addicted. Check out her pins here.
If you're ever wondering what to do with all those broken crayons, Stacie has found a genious plan. And it is super simple too. This would make an excellent wintery day project - and a great way to clean out the crayon drawer.
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Tie Dye Crayons
Preheat oven on 250
- silicone baking tray to use as mold
- metal baking tray
- crayons you are ok with breaking up
Here's what you do...
- Remove paper from crayons
- Break crayons into pieces that fit into silicone mold
- Place silicone mold tray on metal tray (this is simply to provide a stable melting and cooling enviroment)
- Fill each mold to the top. Be careful not to overfill. Mix colors as you prefer
- Place silicone tray on metal tray into the preheated oven
- Let the crayons "bake" for 15 minutes ( You can watch the crayons melt down as the time passes)
- Remove from oven let sit for 5 minutes.
- Then place in freezer for 10 - 15 minutes.
- Remove from freezer. Crayons should pop right out of the silicone mold.
Note: Use silicone mold ONLY for crayon melting - Do not use for eatable baking after using it for crayon melting.
Stacie gave some of these crayons to one of our friend's children. The little girl is a bit of a perfectionist and couldn't understand why she couldn't just color one color at a time with these crayon-recycles. ha!
So, if your child can't handle the mix up - you could always put all the broken red crayons in one mold, all the green ones in one, etc.
What wintery day projects do you have planned?