Friday, September 18, 2009

CRAFTASTIC: Recycled Chunky Crayons

Anyone who has kids who draw also has a ton of broken and stubby crayons.  Hate to throw them out?  Super crafty mom Marie of Makes & Takes has the perfect solution for what to do with all of those unwanted pieces. 

First, she took all of the crayon scraps and put them into muffin tins, sorted by color.

Then she baked them.

And presto!  Brand new chunky crayons!

How fun is that?  You can make all solid ones or get creative with the colors like Marie did.  You can even get really crazy and use cookie molds instead of muffins tins so the crayons come out in fun shapes.  This is such an easy project to do with your kids and I just love how perfectly the new chunky crayons fit in little hands.

For the full instructions on how to make your own Recycled Chunky Crayons and lots of other fun craft ideas, go to Makes & Takes.

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  1. That seems so simple and fun! What a great idea

  2. How much fun is that. My little boy loves to break his crayons. This could end the battle for me :) Thanks for the tip. AWESOME

  3. This is such a fun idea! I'm going to have to remember it. Thank you!

  4. wow I really love this idea as well as your blog :)
    I'm following you now!

  5. What a great idea!!! I'm a preschool special ed teacher and never know what to do with all the "nubbies" left over at the end of the year. So, I'll definitely steal this one. I love your blog- so cute!


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