Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Time to Make Crazy Crayons

I decided yesterday that all the broken crayons in our house were driving me crazy (yes, I had to be all drama queen about it, lol). Anyway, far be it from me to throw out something that's functional, so I had to come up with a way to recycle them. I thought the easiest way to go was to make crazy crayons. Unfortunately, my muffin pan is at my mom's (or maybe it's actually hers, although I think she bought it for me back when I was a new wife and was having a baking spell), so I had to find an alternative mold. I didn't want to use dixie cups or other disposable objects, so I had to make do with an ice cube tray.
First, Marguerite and I gathered all the broken crayons we could find (I'm sure there are lots more hiding under beds, inside hampers, inside a gazillion canisters and boxes, etc.). Then, we peeled the paper off of them. After that, we broke them into little pieces so they'd melt faster and put them in the ice cube tray (microwavable). We microwaved them on high for five minutes, set them out to cool, and then put them in the freezer.
Marguerite loves them and loved making them. :)

2 comments:

mama mia said...

wow, i envy you! i do not have a creative bone in my body! but good thing you posted this...and so now i have an idea on how to pass the time w/ my baby, especially since she's growing up so fast! Godspeed :)

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, mama mia. I'm certain you're just as creative, but I'm glad to have given you an idea. ;)