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April 20th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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The making/recycling of crayons is more for adults to do, but I will move this into the Kids Crafts SF because it obviously is something you can do FOR your kiddos rather than WITH them.

I found these two ideas which were posted way, way back by ex members and I thought they were really cool. It's good recycling too. I'm def gonna try this!

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Custom Multi-Colored Crayon Balls: Bring new life to old & broken crayons. Remove paper, break into pieces, select cool color combos; then put the groups in sandwich bags and tightly twist-tie shut. Place the bags in muffin-tin wells and leave in the sun or warm (not hot) oven till wax softens (about 1/2 hour). Shape into balls while crayons are still in the bags, then drop bags in ice-cold water. When firm, remove and start coloring!"
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"Another idea for old crayons.
You can take of the paper and melt them in the micro. And then pour into ice cube trays until set. That way you can make your own colors by mixing blue and red for example. When we do this project in daycare we use a ice cube tray that has shapes of grapes, apples, shells, and dolphins!"
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April 20th, 2010, 12:36 PM
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If you have a kid (or you yourself) like to have sharp crayons. You can save the shavings in a jar until you have enough to melt in the sun and form into another crayon shape. I used to do this all the time.

You can also use the shavings to do suncatcher-type pictures.
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April 20th, 2010, 01:03 PM
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Those are brilliant ideas too!

Daniel has a ton of old crayons and I'm gonna try all of these out and save the results for his Christmas stocking or something.
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Those are fantastic ideas!
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You can also use shavings, put them between wax paper and use a warm Iron to melt it....once melted, let it cool and then cut it into any shape you choose, and hang in a window or something.

When you do this, it's best to use one color at a time and carefully add the next color or it all melts into one color. You can also use thread or yarn to sew the edges together. I will post pics of this once I find them!
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April 21st, 2010, 04:43 AM
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Brianna, that would be fab!
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I've been doing this for years... it's lots of fun!
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you can assemble a few crayons on a chart paper or card board. They should be at the edge of the board.using a hair dryer melt and let them spread.
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