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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rainbow Crayons and Pinterest Challenge #5

I have been wanting to do this for sometime and finally was able to find enough broken crayons to make them.  Our library at church was cleaning out all the old broken crayons.

Being a Nanna I don't have crayons all over the house like I used to when I had little ones. So I grabbed these and there were a lot. Yay! I found the instructions here.
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees and be sure to spray your tin with some Pam or oil them. Put the broken crayons in the pan and leave in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Check on them and remove as soon as they are all melted. I freaked a bit when after they cooled they wouldn't come out of the pan. Then I thought to put them in the freezer for a few minutes and they popped right out. Just be sure to put a towel down since I broke a couple as they came out on the counter.

 For my first batch I just put the crayons in willy nilly (yes that is a word). 

They didn't turn out too bad but I thought they were a bit muddy looking.

Then I decided to sort them a bit better and put them in color families.

They turned out much better the second way, see how pretty they are. And through the magic of my blog the round tin produced hearts! Actually I forgot to take a picture of the before in the heart shaped pan which I decided to use since the round ones were a bit boring. 

Now they look good enough to eat.

Just a side note. I took these to church Sunday for my three year old Primary class and they didn't like them. I am not really sure why. I did notice that one of the little boys kept breaking his apart so maybe it was a bit foreign for them. I am not sure if older children would like them. I am giving some to my grandchildren this weekend when we visit and I will keep you posted.

Just a peek at what I have been working on and will let you all see as soon as it is finished.

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1 comment:

  1. I love the way those crayons turned out~~~ so pretty Vikki!!

    Have a wonderful and creative week!

    Kay Ellen