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Topic: Earth Day Recycled Earth Crayons!  (Read 31610 times)
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« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2010 01:32:37 PM »

I love the way these look! I've made melted crayons before, but your idea of making them look like the earth is just awesome! I wonder if I could adapt your idea to make all of the planets in the solar system? I happen to have a bunch of peeled and sorted crayons somewhere... I just need to find them (and locate a mini muffin tin). Thanks for sharing such a neat version of this project!
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« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2010 03:49:54 PM »

Ooooooooh those are so cool!
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« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2010 05:54:15 PM »

What a cool project! Very creative way to reuse crayons.
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« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2010 07:22:34 PM »

Thanks so much for all the positive comments. To answer a few questions....
The idea of making earths just came to me. In one of my Early Education classes we had to do a big unit box with 30 activities based around one theme. I chose the theme Earth Day because I feel the best way to teach people to love and take care of the planet is to start at a VERY young age. One of my activities was recycled crayons. So naturally when Earth Day actually roles around I can finally start using up all those tiny crayons that are everywhere.  After we made a few batches (marbelized, glittery, rainbows, confetti) it just popped into my head to do green and blue to make mini Earth's. I have to admit, adding the white shavings for clouds was my co-teacher/partner in crime's idea.

They are very usable as crayons. They don't color very precise lines but they are perfect for toddlers who can't really grasp the regular crayons.  If you use glitter, it doesn't always work. I don't know why it sometimes does, and sometimes doesn't, but the crayons still look cool.

If I can find my memory card, I'll make a tutorial.  I take pictures of everything the kids do step by step.  Its so I can make posters with the kids pictures actually doing projects so the parents can see their kids in the learning process and it makes them feel more involved.  Also, the kids love to go back and look at the pictures.
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« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2010 09:48:46 AM »

I think this is an awesome idea. I'm one of those mothers that like the strange little things and if my son brought this home or showed pictures of the I would love it even more! where were you when my son was younger?  Cheesy lol
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« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2010 01:38:08 PM »

The parents. =__=
This is a start in the right learning direction. And very pretty and creative.
A mark of a great child craft is one that can come out looking 'right' and be very creative, no matter how you do it.

I might even want to make some for sketchbook patterns.
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« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2010 03:33:57 PM »

very creative!
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« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2010 03:39:30 AM »

I would love to be in your class! Smiley These are such fun.
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« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2010 07:54:46 PM »

Awesome!
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