Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Guest Post: Crayon Re-Mix

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.

Pin found here.
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...
  1. Remove paper from crayons
  2. Break crayons into pieces that fit into silicone mold
  3. Place silicone mold tray on metal tray (this is simply to provide a stable melting and cooling enviroment)
  4. Fill each mold to the top. Be careful not to overfill. Mix colors as you prefer
  5. Place silicone tray on metal tray into the preheated oven
  6. Let the crayons "bake" for 15 minutes ( You can watch the crayons melt down as the time passes)
  7. Remove from oven let sit for 5 minutes.  
  8. Then place in freezer for 10 - 15 minutes.
  9. 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.

Color away!

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?

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