Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Today I Melted Crayons.

I got a huge bag of crayons through someone with my local freecycle.  And I had a lot of fun.  Tiger talked me into using the mini muffin tin.  I was thinking I'd rather use a regular size, but he insisted that the smaller size would be better for little hands.  I am very pleased with the results, so I'm glad I listened to him!  I got the idea from a blog called My Magic Mom.

I broke the crayons into thirds (kinda hurts after you've been snapping them into pieces for a while) and put them into the tin.  Then I put them into the oven heated to 270 degrees for 7 minutes.

So pretty!  I put them into the fridge to help them cool faster.

I just love the way the colors combined! 

Ash couldn't keep her little mitts off of them!

So, of course, I shared.  :)

I bagged up the rest to give as gifts with some of those cute, little Dover coloring books.  And this picture is not all of them.  I have a TON!!!  Should I do another giveaway with some?  ;)


Jenny Bolech said...

I love this idea! I've been meaning to make some for my niece, who is a big coloring fan! (I've heard she's won 2 coloring contests lately - pretty good for a 2 year old!) I like the idea of just using a mini muffin pan instead of fancy molds like I've seen in other tutorials!

Jaime Leigh said...

What a great idea!