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« on: September 21, 2009 08:46:48 AM »

in too poor a shape to donate to a kids group...do these once fun things have a purpose?OK,,lol..besides making a big crayon with th e melty bits?
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009 01:14:15 PM »

You could make a candle from all the little pieces!
I have always wanted some really colorful melty candles!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009 01:27:55 PM »

maybe melt them into little molds to make neat little melty shapes to dress up a clear gel candle.

but the super-huge-rainbow crayon is still lots of fun :p
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009 04:40:54 PM »

Ooooo.  I just picked up the neatest book.  It's called The Complete Crayon Book in color, by Chester Jay Alkema. 

It talks about using the tips, the sides and the blunt bottoms when you make art, to get different testures. 

There's also some things you can do, like slicing them to make mosaic, and then slightly melting them to stay put.

Or you can cut notches in them to make flag lines when you color.

I don't know it any of this is possible with what you have, but it's worth mentioning.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009 08:14:06 PM »

Take crayon gratings (cheese grater!) and melt them between waxed paper. I've seen place mats made this way (bind the edges somehow - sew, glue on paper edging, whatever), and I've also seen little shapes (like hearts) cut out of the waxed paper and used for various purposes (like gift toppers). Here's some cute ideas:

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/crayon-stained-glass-heart-cards-with-blaney-and-meghan?autonomy_kw=crayon
http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/crayon-hearts?autonomy_kw=crayon
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/crayon_wax_spatter_painting_2
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009 01:29:03 PM »

Take crayon gratings (cheese grater!) and melt them between waxed paper. I've seen place mats made this way (bind the edges somehow - sew, glue on paper edging, whatever), and I've also seen little shapes (like hearts) cut out of the waxed paper and used for various purposes (like gift toppers). Here's some cute ideas:

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/crayon-stained-glass-heart-cards-with-blaney-and-meghan?autonomy_kw=crayon
http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/crayon-hearts?autonomy_kw=crayon
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/crayon_wax_spatter_painting_2



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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009 01:30:02 PM »

Ooooo.  I just picked up the neatest book.  It's called The Complete Crayon Book in color, by Chester Jay Alkema. 

It talks about using the tips, the sides and the blunt bottoms when you make art, to get different testures. 

There's also some things you can do, like slicing them to make mosaic, and then slightly melting them to stay put.

Or you can cut notches in them to make flag lines when you color.

I don't know it any of this is possible with what you have, but it's worth mentioning.


love this idea
i have some bigger chunky bits ic an do this with
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alusunwunderland
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009 01:30:58 PM »

maybe melt them into little molds to make neat little melty shapes to dress up a clear gel candle.

but the super-huge-rainbow crayon is still lots of fun :p
i have a poor lil yellow candle just screaming for this
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009 01:31:44 PM »

You could make a candle from all the little pieces!
I have always wanted some really colorful melty candles!!
playing with fire is always fun,.....lol
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