Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Make your own crayons

Wow! This looks like something really fun to do! Make your own crayons with your kids! You can make them using baking moulds into shapes that are easy for children to hold. Will be great as a birthday present too!
Here is the "How to" (from Martha Stewart Kids)

1. Parents can use the knife to chop crayons into pea-size pieces, taking care to keep colors separate so kids can combine them as they like.

2. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees while children fill the tin with crayon pieces, arranging them in interesting designs.

3. Bake just until the waxes have melted, 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Remove the shapes after they have cooled. If they stick, place tray in the freezer for an hour, and the crayons will pop out.

(via petit elefant)


Anonymous said...

thks for posting this, Su Ling. Sounds like a fun idea!
- Yu-Ning

laissezfaire said...

So nice to have you visit and leave a comment, Yu Ning! Am sure your kids would love this project! =))