Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Make: Cupcake Crayons

By Designing Mom Liberty

We recently had a new magazine come to our house called Parent & Child magazine. In the back of the issue were a number of great crafts to do with kids that focused on re-using - which is a big thing around our house. This was an easy and fun craft to do - it took only a few minutes, and we re-used those broken crayons that are so frustrating for kids. quick synopsis: take a cupcake pan (I used one that I had bought at the dollar store, in case the wax didn't come off too well... MOST of it did, though) fill the cups 3/4 full with broken crayons heat in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 - basically, until melted stick the muffin pan with the melted crayons immediately into the freezer for 30 minutes the new muffin-shaped crayons will shrink just enough to fall out of the muffin pan draw happily!


Jackie Kersh said...

great idea! it would be fun to make these in different shapes, too.

TheMuscatoHansens said...

We have also done this using silicon molds for candy making. Works really well and are easy to pry out. Makes fun gifts for friends too!

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