puzzle piece-shaped crayons

The other day, I put all my kids' broken crayons to use & made these crayons that are shaped like puzzle pieces...

I had been collecting all the broken ones for a while in a container...

I cut them all into smaller pieces yet, then let my son help me fill of this ice cube tray (from Ikea) with the broken pieces...

I placed the thing of crayons on a cookie sheet in the oven, then put them in at 250 degrees until they were all good & melted. Then I let them sit & harden again.

Once I took them all out (the 2 batches I made), we had these super-cute & colourful crayons that my son has loved colouring with all week!

They fit perfectly in this little pail I picked up at Michael's...

This would also make a really cool gift for any child, when given with a few colouring books!

{This was featured at Laugh, Love, and Craft.}

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  1. I love it! I think they would make a great gift as well.

  2. So cute!! I would love for you to link this project up at Do Something Crafty Friday: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/11/do-something-crafty-15.html

  3. What a gorgeous project - thanks for sharing exactly how you made it.

    Visiting from TT&J - new follower!

  4. I did this the other day, and posted my tutorial, with stars. I am using them for Christmas gifts. It is soooo easy and cute!

  5. That would be such a cute, fun little gift! I'm going to start saving all those broken crayons now. :)

  6. Very cute, thanks for sharing! Visiting from Creative Blogger Party and Hop

  7. Those are adorable! I have some molds and need to make some crayons for the kiddies. I am a new FB fan from Keeping it Simple. Vicky from Mess For Less

  8. Supercool idea! I'd love to do this with my nephews...thanks for the tutorial.
    Found you through TCB...have a cheery day!

  9. How cool! My mom did this once with our crayons, but we just had a little patty pan shape. The puzzle pieces are AWESOME!!

  10. Great idea, I bet the kids love those!

  11. Yup! Totally doin' these for my kids this year!!
    I'd love you to link up with us.

  12. What a neat idea! I've seen the melted re-made crayons before but never as puzzle piece shapes! My lil guy would love them. Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!

  13. Great way to not have to throw out old crayons out!!!

  14. I definitely need to try this! I'd love it if you'd add this to my link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-party-what-we-wore-and-made_29.html


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