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I threw my daughter an arts and crafts party for her 3rd birthday. For favors, I made each child their own set of personalized crayons spelling out their own name.
This is so simple, personal, and inexpensive. I hope you enjoy!
By Mom2Gracie from Wheaton
Wonderful craft and oh so colorful! Thanks for the step by step instructions as well as the pictures. I bet all the children at the party were thrilled with their party favors!
This is a guide about make a rainbow crayon from broken pieces. Recycle old broken crayons into new pretty rainbow crayons.
I recycle my grandchildren's broken crayons into new crayons. Take all pieces of the same color crayon and melt in a can set in water on the stove. Be careful, this is very hot. Pour into a mold and cool. I use a candy mold. This makes crayons in new fun shapes. You can also mix colors to get some new colors. Also, if you make heart shaped red ones, you can pair them with a hand made Valentine, saying "you color my world, be mine". Perfect for preschool parties.
When our girls were little I made all sorts of crayons like this for them and their friends. It is fun looking for the candy molds at garage sales, thrift stores and such. For birthday gifts for the girls' friends, I would find out their friends favorite cartoon/hero/character and then go buy a candy mold (check Hobby Lobby and Michael's, and use those store coupons) with that character. I would also buy a coloring book with that same theme. If I couldn't find the coloring book with that theme, I would buy a regular reading book with that character, and also buy a scribble tablet to include with the customized crayons.
These cool molded crayons also make nice fundraiser items...make them (inexpensively) and sell them for that special organization or project (good money can be made this way!)
My girls are 25 and 21 now, and I know they would love it if I would make them some of these crayons from their childhood...we are NEVER too old for crayons!
Another fun thing to do with the candy molds is to pour them full of plaster and let dry. Once completely dried, paint them, and add a magnet on the back. Fun refrigerator magnets. (Recycling tip...if you can get your hands on an old refrigerator, the door seal is magnet (or at least they used to be), and there is a lot of magnet in the fridge door.
If your cupboards are bare of crayons, place a wanted post on your local Freecycle group. www.freecycle.org
Use clean, dry glass baby food jars to melt broken crayons. I get my crayons from restaurants that give my daughter crayons with a kid's menu. Sort crayons by color and peel off any paper. Put the crayons into separate jars in a hot water bath.