a pretty cool life.: Home cooked crayons

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Home cooked crayons

This is a little something I found floating around blogland and I had to try. (Thank you to whoever gave me this idea!) Finally, something to do with all the broken crayons and cheapy restaurant crayons we have in our house. (For the record, I'm that girl and pronounce them "crans")

So here's what you do...

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.

Line a muffin tin and fill the cups with broken crans. Get your little helper/aspiring hand model to help you. Try to convince him that you're not really making cupcakes and that you're not going to eat what you're making. Good luck with that.


Bake until the cran pieces are melted, about 15ish minutes.

Let tins cool and pop crans out of the liners. This is satisfying like unwrapping a Reese's peanut butter cup, only not as tasty.



Then color 'til your arms fall off!!



I made mine in a mini muffin tin so they would be smaller and thicker, making them easier for a certain little boy to use, but of course this would work great in a regular tin, too.

15 comments:

  1. I love this idea, I've seen it around before it's a lot of fun :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my gosh that is soooo cute! I totally want to try that!! Saw ya on SITS...come over and say hi anytime!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did this when I was in high school only I melted them in an old pan on the oven, then poured it into cute little rose candy molds! They were really cute :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. this also works with leftover chunks of candle wax. instead of crayons you get tarts!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I did this sometime last year for my son's little girl friends! Love this! And the mini-muffin pan - how smart.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a fun idea. I normally just look at all the broken crayons at the end of the school year, and throw them away so I can start fresh. Broken crayons are one of my pet irritations... perhaps I need to deal with those issues. Ha!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog!! Looked around on yours a little bit. I LOVE your kitchen redo....especially the arched doorway!! Look forward to following you!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Cute idea. Stopping by from SITS. I like to think I'm cool too by the way!
    ~ Wendy

    ReplyDelete
  9. I did a post about this over the Winter - and I picked on my hubby for calling them "crans". Ha! Guess he's not the only one! :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Use them to color pieces of cardboard that are destined for the trash. The texture makes the colors come out really well.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I DID THIS WITH MY KIDS WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE--VERY FUN! I USED OUR "CRAN" (I'M WITH YA ON THE PRONUNCIATION!) BITS FROM HOME AND MY CLASSROOM. NEXT TIME YOU CAN PUT A MARBLE OR BALL OF TINFOIL IN THE MUFFIN TIN ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PAPER--WHEN IT COMES OUT, THE INDENTATION MAKES IT LOOK HEART-SHAPED! FUN FOR VALENTINE'S DAY AND FOR CLASSROOM FAVORS!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Cheryl! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. I wonder how many kids have taken a bite out of these just to see if they taste as good as they look!LOL

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails