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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2008 09:37:18 PM »

these are pretty stud  Grin

I have TONS of crayons lying around the house
this sounds like something awesome to do with those!

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2008 10:54:46 PM »

I don't understand. What do you do with them or are they just for decoration? How do you make them so shiny?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2008 12:11:34 AM »

I don't understand. What do you do with them or are they just for decoration? How do you make them so shiny?

They are just like crayons. You can color or draw..or whatever your heart so desires.  Wink As for shiny..it was the crayons I used.
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2008 08:17:07 AM »

 Oooh, pretty. They look like candy!
I've made these for my kids before. I saw them on Martha Stewart. I added my own touch. If you cut them in half with a hot knife, they have an edge that's better for coloring and drawing with.

« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2008 08:45:35 AM »

so cute! I originally thought they were pog slammers...
do they completely destroy your cupcake pan, or are they pretty easy to get out and residue-free?
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2008 10:56:03 AM »

Wow, I made these with my kids when I was a pre-school teacher. (not my kids, but the kids in my class). We spent a day separating all the stubs of crayons into color piles and filled the cupcake tins. We made ours full cupcake sized. It was fun, and a great way to use up all those stubs! I think I like yours much better though, they are pretty and look easier to hold onto.

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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2008 11:30:58 AM »

So pretty - I also thought they were pendants.  I would be tempted to cover them in resin and make them into jewellery.

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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2008 01:01:10 PM »

awesome idea!  I thought they were coasters at first.  Great for broken crayons that you can't hold very well.

I guess you can also make them in square molds, and cut them up into rectangles so you can have a bunch of each colour combo, although they wouldn't look as pretty. Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2008 01:01:38 PM »

I make these all the time for my son. He's only 18 months old but LOVES to color. He'd get so mad when the regular cayons broke or he couldn't handle them the way he wanted. I have an ice cube tray with heart shapes. It's the best shape to color with bc of the point and his little hands grasp them so well. He now sits at his table and will color for an hour without getting distracted or upset. I love these things. I used a variety of crayons. Ten year old ones, dollar store ones, "brand name" ones. They all work ans work with eachother. I will say that the cheaper ones smell stronger. Just make sure you're using Non Toxic ones. You don't want to fill the house with fumes. Smiley

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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2008 01:02:09 PM »

They would make cool badges.

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