August 16, 2010

Stay-at-Home Mom Files: Crayons

I have taken to making my own nice round crayons for Lincoln to begin experimenting with. I simply peel the paper from broken crayons (sometimes the most difficult aspect of the task), place like colors in a lined muffin tin, and put them in the oven at about 170-200 for about 10-15 minutes, and voila! New crayons!

I like to take a toothpick and swirl it around in the melted wax, which can give a bit of a marbled effect to the crayons.

I use a plastic knife to scrape off any "poky" bits, and the result is a nice, smooth (aside from the ridged edges), perfectly stackable crayon.

He's not entirely sure what to do with them, but he likes the discs of color. All artists have to start somewhere!


The Coach said...

I'm going back to the Lego store to buy those mini fig ice cube trays and make crayons in the shape of Lego men.

Amanda said...

That would be awesome! Also hope you saw the Star Wars cakes last week on Cake Wrecks, and passing along the knowledge that JCPenney has a Star Wars minifigs little boys t-shirts. All other non-nerds, carry on.