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« on: July 31, 2008 03:08:36 PM »

So I have a bunch of broken crayons that aren't of much use to me and I finally decided to try melting them to form a new one! Since I live in the desert that is Arizona, I didn't have to use an oven. Rather, I just put the broken bits into a paper cup and left it out in the 115 degree weather for less than 2 hours. Here is the result:



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I think I'll make a bunch more of these in different colors for my cousin!
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008 03:16:53 PM »

What a fun crayon!  Kids will love it ... and it's a great way to recycle those tons of crayon bits you end up with.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008 03:19:12 PM »

I really like it! I like the way it colors on the paper, and how cute it looks as a little round crayon.
It's frightening that the heat outside could melt them though. That is just way too hot!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008 03:20:42 PM »

yay! Arizona heat! I also battled the degrees today Smiley

Super great project and you don't end up having a waxy smelling house when you're done!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008 03:50:25 PM »

I love the way the colors came out. I've been melting down my baby sister's crayons and putting them into candy moulds. I hold them against the tip of my glue gun, so I can't get any effect like that. It's not hot enough in WV to melt them in the sun. Kids love them tough.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008 04:40:01 PM »

VERY cool!

I made heart-shaped ones for our wedding last year and the kiddos looooved 'em.  Maybe try some of the fun shapes foil tins next time, too:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=190245.0
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008 06:13:49 PM »

Putting it out in the sun is a great idea. If you use the oven, probably the food u cook next would be smell of crayons.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008 06:19:07 PM »

That's a really fun idea!
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008 07:35:34 PM »

If you use the oven, probably the food u cook next would be smell of crayons.

It doesn't. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008 12:02:48 AM »

This would be a great thing to do for my baby nephew. He's like 8 mos old, and I wanted to get him some of those crayola crayons for babies that are kind of egg shaped so babies can grip them, but they are like six bucks! You can get a new box of Crayola Crayons at wal-mart right now for $.22 with all their back to school stuff, so I could just grab a few boxes of those and make a set of crayons for him!
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