Our kids(years ago now)had a communal/family bucket of crayons. Every new school year they'd each get a box of crayons and by the end of the school year, when the crayons were used, they'd dump their boxes into a big ice cream bucket we kept. Then they'd get a new box the following August/Sept.By the time the Eldest went off to college that bucket was overflowing.Too bad I ended up throwing away that bucket of old unloved crayons years ago.....
Wow, tons of great ideas. Not sure I'd like the smell of a crayon candle though. The art ideas are cool. I could prob melt crayons in record time down here in AL.
I am so bummed, we had one of those huge plastic pumpkins filled to the brim with years of accumulated leftover crayon bits and pieces. Like Sluggy I tossed them a few years ago. Rats! Some rainbow candles would be a fun thing to make. As always, I am not a trend setter.
Where do people get their ideas from. And why do I never have any. Or never anything useful anyway...
I read an idea a long time ago in the Tightwad Gazette to melt assorted broken crayons in muffin tins (I'd use the liner to not ruin pan). They became like a scribble cookie. I did for my preschool class, and later with my own kids I never quite got around to doing it again. I think I donated their crayons to the child care or school. It was kind of cute and extended the life for useful purpose.
sluggy=For years and years, I wondered what to do with that broken, pealed mess. Imagine the fun that we could have had with melting and drinking!!!!
We are: Clamco-I'm wondering if you mixed something in with the crayons if you could get it to smell better. I wish I was in AL!!!! It's cold here all of the time.
Anne in the kitchen-I'm thinking that I need to poke around at the Goodwill and buy some broken crayons. How sad is that!?!?! For years, I had a pale too of crayons and didn't know what to do with them. And now..................
Elephant's Child-I never think of anything good, I just copy other people. Well, I just post about their ideas. Wow, I'm really a loser.
SAM-The scribble cookie is a good idea. I will have to remember all of these if I ever have grandchildren. No wait, I could do this for my nephews. Yes, nephews are better than grandkids. I can't see Anna being a mom. She would misplace one of them.
We used to make crayon candles when I was a kid. But we melted the wax in a coffee can in the double boiler. My mom was crafty and refused to throw away crayons. :-)
FRances-Why didn't I have this info when the kids were little!!!!!!
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