Monday, May 2, 2011

Broken Crayons?

I'm so tired of all those broken crayons in Cooper's box! We fixed it with a quick little project. I took a metal cookie cutter and laid it on foil (on a cookie sheet) then folded the foil up and around. We peeled the paper off the broken crayons, then filled our cookie cutter mold up about half way. We put it in the oven on the lowest setting until they melted, then we let them cool (you can put them in the refrigerator for a bit, too). Now Cooper has a BIG crayon and I don't have to find all those little broken crayons everywhere anymore...well, at least until he breaks some more :) We had a sweet time together being creative. I love doing little projects with my boys...Corbin is growing fast and will actually be able to join in on the fun soon instead of just watch. Can't wait!


  1. These things are so, so cool to do for your kids!

    Don't forget that next Monday (day after Mother's Day) is Wear Your Apron Day!!


  2. Barb, thanks for reading my blog...I will definately wear my apron Monday and maybe even blog about it:) have a blessed day!

  3. since crayon boxes need to be cleaned out about twice a year, give it another go around christmas time. the boys will be very proud to give friends and young relatives a gift they made themselves (with some help from mama, of course)!

  4. One of the popular kid's toy catalogs sells crayons in the shape of little pebbles in drawstring bags. It would be very simple to use your method and mini-baking pans to make a similar gift. Very cute.