Monday, September 19, 2011

A Project for a Rainy Day

I saw this on Pinterest awhile back and thought it was so cute.  We have a ton of broken crayons so I knew I had plenty of supplies.  One rainy, gloomy day we decided to try it and add some color to our day.

First we gathered all of our broken crayons and removed all of the paper.
 I then took a regular kitchen knife and cut them up into small pieces.  My cutting board still has a slight rainbow effect.
 Next I filled a chocolate mold with the bits and pieces of crayon.  I used the heart shape, but I would think that any shape would work.
I placed the tray in the oven at 250 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.  I just kept checking on them and peeking to see that there were no more obvious chunks of crayon.  So I didn't set a timer.
 And this is what we are left with once the wax has cooled and the new crayons can be popped out.  They are fun to draw and color with as they produce a color changing effect on paper.
Magnolia loves doing arts and craft activities so I've been looking for new things for her to try this winter when we will be spending most of our days indoors.

1 comment:

  1. That is such a cute idea! I saw them and they are very creative. Looks like a fun way to color.