We had accumulated quite a collection of dull, broken crayons that I was ready to toss in the trash. Just as I was about to throw them out, I remembered a fun craft that I use to do as a kid ~ melted crayon art!
I put all the crayon pieces in a plastic zipper bag and let the kids hammer, stomp and dance on them until they were all broken up into little pieces. It actually works best if you make crayon shavings with a pencil sharpener or grater, but ours were too far gone to use either method.
Once we had our crayons crushed, I gave each little Knucklehead a piece of wax paper folded in half and let them sprinkle on the crayons pieces. I then sandwiched the waxpaper between two paper towels and ran a hot iron over it to melt the crayons.Once the melted crayons cooled, I helped the kids cut out some fun shapes and then they added colorful pipecleaners for extra decoration.
The kids LOVED this quick little project! It kept them occupied for an hour and I managed to score a few coolness points.
Happily married to a college football coach for 14 wonderful years, mom to 2 amazing little knuckleheads, photographer, crafty chick, loves to cook, wannabe gardener, beach bum, pool floater, Saints fan, happy girl ___
ORIGIN: Natchitoches, Louisiana___
MAY BE SEEN: Getting rowdy at football games, riding on a Mardi Gras float, arguing with my computer, jumping curbs in the minivan, with my nose in a book, dreaming about a vacation, digging in the dirt, chasing kids and acting crazy with a camera strapped around my neck___
SECRET WEAPON: PhotoShop___
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Flipflops, Coca~Cola, computer, camera, library card, kids' giggles, husband's love and support___
ENEMIES: Long lines, slow drivers, hurricanes___
HEROES: Parents who made sure I've been loved every day of my life, my children who make me laugh until my belly hurts and my wonderful husband for always saying yes to my crazy ideas and loving me uncondionally no matter what___
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order in under 30 seconds