5.17.2012

Cute Crayons

Using up broken crayons by melting them into new shapes is nothing new. But I`m going to share these anyways, cause they are just really cute!

My kids are colouring fanatics, especially my daughter who is 2. And she breaks a LOT of crayons!
 I have a cute little bucket that I keep in the kitchen for us to save the broken crayons & when it`s full, we make some new ones!

We just made up a few batches....



My son got to help me peel the paper off the crayon pieces and we used a muffin tin to sort them by colour. I cut them up & then we stuck them in the oven to melt.





My son has new fish-shaped crayons now...




And my daughter has these little flower-shaped crayons...




My favourite part is that I put some away in little baggies that I stashed away for when we are in the vehicle during our trips this summer. I like having things like that to bring out when needed!



I also want to make up some more to put into my bag for church on Sundays. Thankfully I have a collection of ice cube trays to choose from. 

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33 comments:

  1. So cute....I love the flowers!!! Where did you get it? My daughter would die for that! :)

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    1. Hey Lindy, thanks!
      The ice cube trays were both from Ikea.

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  2. Cute idea! I love these as favors!

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  3. I have the same flower mold I picked up from Ikea and this would be so cute for my nieces =) Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from 504 Main

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  4. I love this, I hope you will come and share it on my first link party " Summer Bucket List Ideas" http://www.missinformationblog.com/2012/05/summer-bucket-list.html

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  5. This is so fun. We have the same molds and use them for jello jigglers! I'd love if you'd link up at my Tutorial Tuesday Linky Party http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/05/tutorial-tuesday-6.html

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  6. Perfect shapes and I bet they are fun to color with.

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  7. great idea! i was just wondering how hot the cooker has to be for melting them?
    hugs,
    mickymunchkin

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    1. The oven should be set for around 200 or 250 degrees Celsius.

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  8. I totally want to try this with my kids. We have been saving our broken crayon pieces (they break a lot being 2 and 4). I think this has motivated me to finally give it a try! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Hi Sarah! The fish crayons are so cute! I always forget about using all the various shapes!!

    I would LOVE for you to stop over and link this up in our Crafty Saturday Showcase! It runs from Sat-Thur. Then we pick the top post to feature on Friday.

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Susie @Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/19/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-2/

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  10. Did you just pour the melted crayons into the molds? How did that work using the muffin pan?

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    1. Hey, the muffin tin was just used to sort them to see how many we had of each colour. Although I have seen people use muffin tins to make crayons.

      I cut the crayons all up into fairly small pieces and then added them into the ice cube trays!

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  11. You are so clever! I'm excited to be a new follower! I would love you to follow me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  12. Aw, these are so cute! I would have loved these when I was a kid lol!

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  13. I've meaning to make some of these for a while now. Love your fish ones

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  14. This is such a great idea! Everyone with kids has odds and ends of crayons around. :-)

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  15. Great idea! We've done this before too and have given them as favors during Valentines Day (heart-shaped crayons) and in the fall (leaf-shaped crayons). The possibilities are endless and they make very creative gifts!

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  16. What a great idea! I have pinned this to my Kids foods, games & ideas board. I would love to have you come by and link this project up on the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party begins on Monday and stays open all week long.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  17. This is on my summer project list! I like that you can make them in any theme! Thanks for linking up this one to pin-ed it, made it, too. :)

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  18. A great way to use up the little bits. I love the shapes you chose. My link party [The Inspiration Board] is up right now. I would love for you to stop by and consider linking this up! My readers would love it.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/05/inspiration-board-link-party-51.html

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  19. These are really cute. I picked up some muffin tins for this today and put them back. Maybe I'll run back tomorrow and get them.

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  20. Love it! Great gift idea too. Would love for you to link up to my party @ http://qualitycheaphome.blogspot.com/2012/05/funny-thing-happened-on-my-way-to-linky.html
    Hope to see you there!

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  21. These are so cute! I really like the flowers. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/05/showcase-your-talent-thursday-8.html. I hope to see you there!

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  22. So cute! I have a flower pan ready to do this with but I have been so lazy peeling them.
    This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  23. Love them. Where do you get those pans to cook them in? Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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    1. Hey Debbie, the ice cube trays both came from Ikea! :)

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  24. Oh..these are super cute! What a great craft for the kids to both help with and then use!! thank you for linking up to Uncommon! featuring this tonight on our FB page! :)

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  25. This is such a great idea! How do you get them into the molds? Do the crayons cool pretty fast?

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  26. Love this.My kid would really love to try this.

    toddlers birthday parties

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