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« on: January 10, 2009 06:56:29 PM »

I just created my first instructable on how to melt down old crayons to make a great gift for any child. I have done this in the past to make large texture rubbing crayons. These are a bit smaller and shaped like stars and hearts, just in time for valentines day.



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http://www.instructables.com/id/ReUse_ReMake_Crayons/
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 07:01:37 PM »

I did this for kid's Christmas presents this year, I used those aluminum star and heart shapes that Reynold's makes. It was a inexpensive gift and the children I gave them to loved them.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009 07:38:07 PM »

I did these when I was a kid!
A friend and I were about 8 or 9 years old and thought melting them over a lamp would be a good idea.
It wasn't.

We also melted all the colors into one pot, once we got an adult's help.
Not a good idea either!
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009 12:06:37 PM »

I like these. It'd be cool to make multi-colour ones too i think.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009 02:40:28 PM »

 Grin thats really cool Smiley I love what you did i am wondering why i never thought of that ROFL
 i used to love mucking with crayons when i was a kid - once we got sent home from school because it was soo hot and i was sitting in the sunroom drawing with crayons when they started bending in my hands i was so inspired i started bending them into  shapes hehe
 i also used to throw crayons into melted wax for colouring candles.
i will definateley be making some of these for my kids in nice chunky non snappable shapes Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009 05:05:32 PM »

these are great! thanks for the site
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009 09:31:22 AM »

I don't remember how I came across this, this week, but I already received a ton of crayons via Freecycle.  Sorting in from of the TV is fun for me.  I can't wait to actually start melting them down!!

Thank you for this fantastic Instructable!  It has really inspired me!
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009 10:35:30 AM »

this looks like fun!
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009 04:13:54 PM »

 Grin I love this, I'll try to do it some for my nephews. Thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009 05:21:14 PM »

I like these but I think my kids would eat them.  And when I see kids, I mean my 8th grade students...well, at least some of them.   Grin
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