Thursday, October 23, 2008

Homemade Crayons


I got this idea from my friend Debi who watched my girls last week. They had such a nice time there and I was so impressed that the girls did some crafts while they were there. They made crayons out of broken pieces. We gave it a try tonight and it worked pretty well.

We pealed and broke the crayons and put them in muffin cups (I would have used double cup liners next time or better yet, foil muffin liners). We melted them in the 325 oven for 5-8 min. and let them cool for a few hours. ( would link to Debi's post on this but I think her blog is private ~ hers turned out really cute).


I think these would be great for little fingers (pre-school age). The colors are so pretty. And, a great way to use up old broken crayons.

9 comments:

Annie said...

Another fun thing to do with broken crayons is to mix them in with parafin and make candles.

DebiH. said...

Yours turned out great!

DebiH. said...

...and I'm so happy that your girls had a nice time. We did too :)

fitncrafty said...

These are great. I used to love to make them with my preschoolers! They are just perfect for them.
Not to mention a way to reuse something instead of throwing it away.
Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany said...

Those turned out great!

Major Mom said...

ooooooo....that is soooo cool! I want to do that with our buckets and buckets of broken crayons at church.

Tickled Pink Talk said...

Hi there! I read often, but don't think I've commented before...
I do this with my boys with a heart shaped muffin tin to give at Valentine's Day. We save all the crayons that we get at places like Uno's and add them to our mix of broken ones. Always fun, and great way to reuse old crayons.

Gabi

Susan said...

I am sure the girls enjoyed the craft project...I've heard of this before. Way to "Reuse"!!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Great idea!!!