Friday, February 3, 2012

Rainbow Heart Crayons

If you are like me, you probably have a lot of broken crayons in your house.  Instead of throwing them away, turn them into a fun Valentine's (or any day of the year) activitiy!

First, remove all the paper from crayons and separate into colors.  I just did the basics, if there were two different greens, it didn't matter.

Heat about 1/2-1 inch of water to boiling.  Place a liquid measuring cup in the boiling water.

Now put a group of crayons in the measuring cup and watch them melt.  If you don't stir the melted crayons you get more of a swirl effect than a new color effect.  So experiment and have fun!

Pour the melted crayon into a rubber ice cube or candy mold.  I just happened to have a heart one on hand, but you can find all sorts of fun shapes and molds, especially around a holiday.

Wipe out your measuring cup with an old cloth and repeat the process with a new color.  Pour each new color over the last to create a layered, rainbow crayon.

 Let the crayons set.  This doesn't take long, but it goes even faster in the freezer.  Pop out the crayons and color away!

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