Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Magic Crayons

I've been collecting bits of crayons from my art room in an old muffin tin.


Finally had time to work a little magic. About 7 minutes in a warm oven melts them. (Watch them carefully, the aroma of melted crayons in your kitchen will not put you in a holiday mood!) Let them harden slightly, then stick them in the frig for about a half hour. Then tip the tin over, give it a firm tap, and the crayons will easily flip out.


I plan to use these for some fun crayon rubbing projects.


melissa said...

great use of resources! I'm collecting broken crayon pieces for this idea, too. :)

YayaOrchid said...

What a splendid idea! Hope you post how you do those crayon rubbings. I'm intrigued.

Cate said...

Great idea~! Wish I had thought to do this when my kids were little!

The Clever Pup said...

You are indeed clever. I'm showing this to my friend who's a kindergarten teacher


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