Monday, April 25, 2011


Sumiko said we'd be writing a deviled egg recipe this morning to use up those leftover Easter eggs.  I have to admit and apologize that time just seemed to escape us and it never got done (that seems to happen when we're together).  So instead we have a "recipe" inspired by Sumiko's crayon-eater.  Don't worry, we will be posting the deviled egg recipe this week!

If your kids are anything like my daughter, you will end up with more broken crayons than whole crayons.  In fact, many crayons will be in such small pieces that they're virtually unusable.  Instead of throwing them out, we use them to make bigger, multi-colored crayons!  And one of the best parts about this for my daughter was being able to unwrap the crayons (well, the ones that she hadn't already unwrapped, anyway)!

Homemade Multi-colored Crayons
Crayon pieces, unwrapped
Muffin tin (optional)
Aluminum foil
Cupcake wrappers

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line muffin tins with aluminum foil (if you don't line them, some of the wax will soak through the cupcake wrappers and stick to your pan, which can be cleaned off, but won't be fun).  Place a cupcake wrapper (or wrappers) into the lined muffin tin.

Fill wrapper with crayons (the amount of crayons you put in will determine how thick your crayons will be).
I love these chubby fingers!

Place in the oven for 30 minutes, or until crayons are melted into one big crayon.

If you leave them in too long, they will liquify too much and the colors will combine, turning into a brownish color.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.  Take the wrappers of the crayons and color away!

If you don't have a muffin tin, you can simply make a mold out of the foil and place the cupcake wrapper into the foil mold.

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