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Topic: i've got a lovely bunch of crayons.  (Read 4797 times)
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« on: November 24, 2007 09:08:00 AM »

i don't know what to do with them D:
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007 09:28:34 AM »

You could always make a candle ...

http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/candlestomake/a/blcraycand.htm
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007 01:05:32 PM »

thanks! i also did some researching myself to see what other things i can do. so, for anyone else who has an overload of crayons... check out this link:
http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.0e0eb51a2e6b5ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=34b12e912b11f010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=crayon%20hearts&rsc=ns2006_m1

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007 05:27:44 AM »

I know a girl who takes a bunch of colors and melts them onto dyed bedsheets (she makes wall hangings) and she makes really nice designs with them.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007 09:53:55 AM »

oh that sounds like a really neat idea Cheesy I have a LOT of crayons so i will have to try all of these ideas out ^___^
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2007 03:11:29 AM »

I would love and try and melt them into shaped crayons in the oven. Mixing colours just sound like so much fun.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007 11:44:15 AM »

When I was little my mom melted the little crayon nubs in muffin tins into crazy multicolored crayons of awesomeness.  You can do all colors of the rainbow in one crayon or all the same color (only blues, only greens, reds and pinks, etc.)  Once they are cooled from the oven just pop the pan in the freezer for a few minutes.  They shrink enough to pop out easily.  I think the pans may have been greased with cooking spray.  You just have to wash the crayons before use so you don't make a greasy mess.

Maybe I should make some.  I do have a shoebox full of old Crayolas.
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007 12:46:56 PM »

This is the coolest thing I've ever seen done with old crayons. Hopefully you're more artistic than me and can actually make one!

http://hautenature.blogspot.com/2007/11/diem-chau-carved-crayons.html

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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2007 03:39:35 PM »

oh, such great ideas! thank you all so much! and keep the ideas coming :] i have a lot of crayons to experiment with <3.
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2007 10:47:58 PM »

When I was little my mom melted the little crayon nubs in muffin tins into crazy multicolored crayons of awesomeness.

how nice! my dad melted my crayons down into various molds he made to see how well they came out before he used the said mold to make the actual motorcycle parts he needed. but i did learn quickly to pick them up when he told me to!  Cheesy i love my dad!

on topic, in elementary we used to make crayon shavings and arrange them between two pieces of wax paper and iron them. they were supposed to be like stained glass. i dont remember how well the light could actually penetrate the wax, but worth a try?

also, out of boredom one day years ago i carved the end of a grey crayon into a bat and cut it off into a super tiny cute bat figure.
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