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Thursday, November 12, 2009

I Love Color!

Here' s week two of the holiday Giving Guide: happy creating!

Take these 574,862 bits and pieces of crayons,

Peel and cut into pea-size pieces,

arrange by color, or let your excited four year old sort them,

then put pieces in your molds- whether muffin tins (which make round crayons), or other metal molds you have, fill roughly an inch high or less.

We did some "assorted" ones and others were a particular color scheme. I broke out my new brioche tins, which, needless to say, haven't been used since I got them two birthdays ago.

Bake the muffin tin (or individual molds on a cookie sheet) on 170 degrees until the wax is melted down to liquid state, about 20-30 minutes or so. Pull them out to let them set a bit and then into the freezer to make it easier for them to pop out of the molds.

Resilient, gorgeous, colors in chunky crayon-form is the end result. Depending on how you hold the crayon when coloring delivers totally different colors on the paper. They're so colorful you'll wish you could eat them--at least Johanna tried.


Durrant said...

Oh so cute! I need to bust some of those out for Crew! He loves coloring!

Alicia said...

What a great idea! Jonathan has a hard time holding onto the little crayons at his age, so I'll definitely have to give these a shot!

Former Dairy Queen said...

We made those as a kid. They're fun!

Erica said...


Anonymous said...

Oh my!
Love the color!!


Ann said...

I love it!! :)

Bri said...

I used to make something like these!

By the way, thanks for the great idea on the craft apron. I was planning on making an art apron, along with a crayon roll, for my nieces for Christmas. I was just going to use a cotton fabric, until I saw your post. I love the idea of using the vinyl...Much easier to clean!

Brookstinobel said...

COOL! I remember doing something like this as a kid, but I don't think ours turned out as pretty. The colors weren't sorted, and we didn't use cool molds. You've definitely improved upon the idea. :)

Ryan and Evelyn said...

So creative! I love how they look--and I agree, they do look good enough to eat :)

Nadia and Jeremy said...

i've done these before...they're so fun. i used a silicone muffin pan, so they were really easy to pop out. but i love the biroche ones...so cute!