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!