Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine's Day Tip # 9......................

This tip is great as a gift for kids, from parents, friends, or teachers to name a few.

Rainbow Heart Shaped Crayons...............

1. Gathered up broken crayons, picked off all the wrappers.

2. Then sorted the crayons into two bowls: blues, greens, purples, pinks and reds, yellows, oranges, browns.

3. Chop up the crayons into pea sized pieces, then put them into mini heart shaped muffin tins.

Instructions said to bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 15 minutes, but the lowest my oven goes is 170 degrees and I ended up turning it up to 220 anyway to get it melting. So cook it in the oven until all the wax melts and then take it out.

Let it harden and pop them out of the tins and voila! Big crayon blocks with beautiful swirls and blobs of colors. Keeping the pieces pea sized meant that you could actually get a solid color to color with, which was nice, although it was fun to draw and experiment with turning the crayons as you wrote.They looked like beautiful little jewels or soaps. Think of all the possibly designs and uses for these crayons.

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