Color Your World With Jumbo Crayons Made From Melted Broken Crayons

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13 Responses

  1. Alessandra says:

    what a great idea!
    it seems like a fun project, I can’t wait to try it!!

  2. Jacqui says:

    That is so very cool. As a mother of 3 with a house full of old broken mixed up crayons, you have made my day!
    Guess what my Sunday baking is going to be like now!

  3. Turtle says:

    i’m so glad you showed that suggestion! I used to do this when i taught k/1st grades…recycle, reuse!!

  4. Kristin says:

    I’m so glad to see you can use the paper liners with these! My boys and I made these a while back and I didn not enjoy getting the crayon residue off my muffin pan!

  5. MaryBeth says:

    Awesome. I think this will be a project of Friday or Saturday! Thanks Jen!

  6. E-J says:

    I have seen suggestions before for the basic idea of melting down crayons into new ones, but never this “cupcake” variation – it’s inspired! Those chunksters look like soooooooooo much fun to play with.

    I really, really enjoy the CraftSanity podcast. It is so substantial, so full of insight and inspiration. It’s the audio equivalent of your jumbo crayons. :-)

  7. Patty says:

    That is a great idea to do with the kiddos. I am a nanny for 3 of them, this will be a great rainy or snowy day project!!!

    I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvve your podcast so much. I have uploaded every single one and listen to them every day on the train to and from NYC. Its just fantastic:)

  8. Emily says:

    I haven’t seen those since our kids were little! They make a great birthday gift for little friends, too: a few muffin crayons and a tablet/sketchpad in a drawstring bag made of a recycled something (shirt, bandana, etc.) or a scrap. What fun you and your Assistants have! Thankyou!

  9. manon says:

    This is a great idea!

    Here is my experience : make sure that your crayons are made of “almost only wax”. Our schools make us buy crayons that are made with wax and something else that appears to be plastic… They break less and are harder then usual crayons but they don’t melt like wax. I thought you’d like to know.

    Thanks for showing us how you did them: they are gorgeous!

  10. Heather says:

    I just made some of these tonight after searching for a cheap, creative Christmas gift for my two little cousins! After I took mine out of the oven, I let them set up a bit on the counter. Then, only out of pure desperation (I wanted to try ’em out!) I stuck them in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Plop! They came right out! I hope the kiddos like them… =)

  11. kayveebee says:

    I’m doing this project as an activity for my daughter’s crayon themed birthday party. I wanted to test them out. I used three brands, and just as the earlier commenter stated, they crayons should be made of wax. Out of the three I used, (a hobby lobby brand, another generic brand, and crayola) crayola melted the fastest with the best consistency. I’m a speedy, so I heated my oven to 350 and baked the crayons for 5 min (crayola melted completely). I took them out to cool and harden.

    The Hobby Lobby branded melted at about 50%, the other brand (can’t remember the name) did not melt at all, only softened.

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