Saturday, March 08, 2008

Cupcake Crayons

Next Saturday is Hazel's birthday party. I'm pacing myself on the preparations so today I worked on the favors. One of the things going in them are these homemade "cupcake crayons" I read about in a toddler activity book I have. I've been waiting for an excuse to try them and today was it. It's really a way to reuse crayons that are old or broken but of course you can use new ones, too. Besides being a cool gift or party favor, it's just a good rainy day activity, especially for older kids who can peel the crayons themselves - keep them occupied for awhile.

Here's what you do:

1. Preheat oven to 300.

2. Peel crayons and break them into pieces no longer than 1/2 inch. Don't use gray, black or brown crayons. I just used the deep and bright colors, and stayed away from neutrals.3. Put double liners in a muffin tin and put crayon pieces in until they at least cover the bottom, or more if you want.4. Put in the oven until crayons melt, about 5-10 minutes. Watch them closely after about 5 minutes so they don't melt too much.5. Remove from oven and cool completely until they are hard again; remove from liners and have cool rainbow fun coloring!

6 comments:

Jenifuz said...

My mom used to make these for us when I was a kid! They were lots of fun to color with. I may have to do that sometime soon!

Just Katy said...

Very cool. I wonder if you could make one giant cake mold crayon.

Lindsay said...

Those are awesome! I'll have to try these out someday.

Mia said...

I love these and I am pretty sure even I couldn't screw them up! That is of course as long as I don't forget they are in the oven and leave to go to the grocery store...

SuperGabers - The Mom said...

How clever is that? Nice one Kari! They look kinda yummy...

Disco Mom said...

I know! Hazel likes to walk around with one in her hand "pretending" to eat it like a cupcake. They look like rainbow Reese's PB cups.

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