Friday, October 16, 2009

Weekend Crafts: crayons reinvented..

I can not take credit for this original idea. It came from the Craft Apple. Go there for instructions. But it was sure a hit!

If you have old crayons, this is a perfect craft to get the scraps used up and make something beautiful at the same time. First, you gather up the crayons. Peel off the paper and break them into smallish pieces. We broke our crayons into three pieces. If you have those very large kindergarten crayons which don't break easily, you have to pound them with the back of a spoon to break them up.
Target has the bakeware that has cars or butterflies. You could use any type of cake pan that is oven proof.
You bake the cars for 250* for 25 minutes or so. Don't stir the crayons as they start to melt.
All the variegated effects are nice! I even tried mixing soap blobs with crayons. They were a little harder to get out.
So, you could make little soap cars too. I think I know what we are giving out for gifts this year! Oh, and what about chocolate nut cars? or jello cars? or playdough? or. or..sculpey?

And I'm just getting started. Of course, you could always make cake or muffins in there also.

Naw! Nothing is really cool unless it is repurposed, eh?


Anonymous said...

They look great!!! I tried cramming a shredded bar of soap in there and it didn't turn out too well. I think I'd have to make soap from scratch, but I don't have time for a new hobby. :o)

All our little boy friends are getting these for Christmas this year.

Becky said...

Great idea. I'll have to try those.

Mrs. Parunak said...

Nice! What a great idea. And I bet that if you use crayons that you would then end up with giant "rainbow colored" crayons that would be fascinating for little people to color with, too.

Emily @ Under$1000PerMonth said...

Oh, I love love love those car crayons. Very rarely am I inspired to go out and spend money, but I'm going to Target to get those car molds.

Contemplative Mom said...

I love it! Better yet, my kids would LOVE this! I better go find some molds and crayons. Thanks for sharing this craft.

Rachel said...

Using the car molds was such a cute idea, and they turned out great!

Moderate Means said...

I love the mold idea. We've melted crayons before but I was always looking for ways to make the new crayons look crayon-like...I need to think outside the box more! I need to dig through the kitchen cabinets and see what I can find :)

Deborah said...

Do I ever love this idea!! I came here from Julie's (Herding Grasshoppers) to glean some wisdom on organizing and am now enamored with making things with crayons. These look like so much fun!