Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I've always had a thing for Crayola crayons.  The big 64 box.  Which my mother never let me have.  I bought one of those for myself right after I graduated college, just because I could.  I still have that box and that was a very, very long time ago.

The other day, while browsing around the thrift store, I spied a big plastic bag full of crayons and a mini-muffin tin.  Didn't I see a tutorial online for making your own crayons with bits of old, broken crayons?  I certainly did.  While this bag of crayons was full of in tact crayons instead of broken nubs, I decided I could sacrifice them for the sake of science.

And the finished product:

Next time, I think I'll keep similar colors together and leave out the darkest colors completely.  Wouldn't these be great for a kid's birthday party?


Pricilla said...

They look like the algae ponds at Yellowstone. Which I loved.

Brandi said...

Love this idea! I think it'd be great little favors at a kid's party.

Brandi said...

P.S. I, too, love the big box of Crayolas. I insisted on them whenever I could, but I was kind of a precocious child.

Orion Designs said...

I forgot to add that now, I'm on the hunt for other muffin tins or candy molds in cute shapes!

cindy shake said...

What a great idea!! You have reminded me I've been in need of a Thrift day :o)