Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Broken Color Crayons


 I recently came across a whole bunch of crayola crayons I was thrilled because, as a mother, I quickly learned the $1 store ones just don’t cut it when it comes to drawing! The crayons I got where 2nd hand so I quickly sorted out the broken ones.


That was the easy part. Pulling the paper off for the next step was much harder, as my nails can attest!

I started taling them with me to meeting and would sit there “shucking” crayons. Funny, no one asked me what I was doing it for, but people did offer to help!


Then I melted them down in the microwave with like colors put together.


I did it for about 20 seconds at a time. The pyrex measuring cup I had got VERY hot. I had to be careful not to burn myself.


I used a wooden stick to stir it with so I could toss it and not have to clean a spoon. The measuring cup I wiped out with a paper towel each time I switched colors and when I was done.


Then I poured it into these molds I had. I’ve used these for jello and ice cubes. They worked great for this too. I think my sister got these at a dollar store. You can also buy metal ones on line for an arm and a leg.


I had several different shapes.


I did batches at a time depending on what colors I had taken the paper off the broken crayons.


My kids love them! They don’t know whether to play with the shapes or draw with them!

They also make great gifts!


  1. What a great idea!! This is a wonderful re-use for the old crayons. Bravo!

  2. What a great post! Fun it! Thanks for sharing. You got a beautiful space here.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)
    Happy weekend!

  3. Wonderful idea!!!! You are clever...they are looking lovely in different shapes.