Jan 17 2013
Last June, I was forced recruited by my daughterâ€™s Kindergarten teacher to participate in the end of year classroom clean up. One task assigned was to go through countless boxes and bags of crayons and remove the broken ones. At the end of this tedious valuable task I eagerly presented the sorted crayons to the Kindergarten teacher who promptly told me to toss the bag of broken ones into the trash. Now I am not sure whether it was the hoarder side of me or the Pinterest- addicted side of me that kicked in first but I cradled the bag of discarded crayons in my arms like a baby and refused to throw them out. I then quickly skipped home dreaming about all the wonderful projects I would do with my new bag of broken crayons.
Now at this point in the story I must disclose that I had a significant amount of my own broken crayons left unsorted at home, yet, somehow it was this new bag of broken crayons that got my creative craft juices flowing. I settled on repurposing the crayons into new ones. I remembered that I had purchased on sale some months earlier a silicon baking mold of sea shapes that would be perfect for the project. Â So after a lot little pealing of wrappers, I filled each shape with broken crayons and baked them away in my oven. Eventually, after a little trial and error I got some really great sea shaped crayons that became an instant hit with my daughter.Â Â I also took some new sea shaped crayons and put them in old clean fish bowl and gave them back to my daughterâ€˜s Â teacher as a end of the year present. She was thrilled and put them aside for next yearâ€™s kindergarten class.Â So if you have lots of broken crayons laying around your home, this is an easy craft project to get your creative juices flowing!
My Re-purposed Crayons Recipe: