Sunday, December 13, 2009
Nature Girl made crayons for her younger siblings and friends!
These are a really good way to use up old crayon stubs...or masses of crayons that you can't stand going through the laundry, being stolen by toddlers to draw on the wall, eaten by the dog who is on a diet...ahem. Auntie Zoom gave them like a hundred crayons this past year! It's okay, I still love you :-) Next year give them a puppy though :-)
Get children to peel the crayons
Break them up into bits
Make little piles of the colours you want to combine. We did the rainbow, and then greys and silver mixed and earth colours and then wild crazy scribble cookie mixtures.
Put them into an icecube tray (ours are from Ikea, they're silicone)
Put in the oven on a tray at 200 degrees until they melt.
Take them out and let them cool.
Once cool cold pop them out.
We experimented with freezing them, but with shapes they'll break (poor little broken hearts!) if you pop them out when they are cold.