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« on: March 28, 2010 05:44:41 AM »

I got sick of picking up broken crayons from all around my sons "art station" so I took them all and melted them into a huge "mega crayon" in an old deodorant bottle.  So far, so good, he seems to like it.  

The whole project was super simple, just melt crayons and pour them into the deodorant container.  I did spray the inside of the container with "mold release" (which always makes me think of mold, like bread mold, RELEASE! you molds.  anyway...) and the site where I got the idea from suggested slipping a drinking straw over the threaded rod in the container to prevent the crayon from binding to it...so I did that too.  Worked beautifully.

I posted a step by step, including a link to the website where I got most of my info, on my blog.

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010 05:57:55 PM »

That is the COOLEST thing ever! Hitting this rocks!

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010 10:09:36 AM »

Fabulous! You may have helped me foil my tiny crayon snapper! She's 2 and thinks that's what crayons are for...snapping and chucking over her shoulder...now I've got her!

« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010 05:35:53 AM »

Mine is two and a half....I know your pain.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010 11:37:09 AM »

thats a neat idea.  I bet you could use chapstick containers as well. 

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010 08:19:09 PM »

That's a great idea!  I guess I use more deodorant than chapstick...probably to the benefit of all around me.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2010 08:42:26 AM »

I agree-that is a really cool idea. I hit This Rocks too.  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2010 03:29:07 PM »

brilliant...i'm 23 with no kids, and im going to make myself a whole set..YESSS!
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010 08:54:01 PM »

This is an amazing idea!!! Going to do this for my grand son!

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011 09:33:57 PM »

I LOVE this! Can't wait until my daughter is big enough to enjoy coloring Smiley things like this just always seem so fun.

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