Friday, October 30, 2009

Project Day: Crayon Cookies






Something a little different today. Sometimes younger kids find it difficult to pick up crayons with their little fingers. And I am always encouraging kids to draw. So I made these for my little nephew. Note: Please do not eat, for drawing only!!!
  • Grab some old bits of crayons or buy a new packet like I did.
  • Break them up into small pieces and colour code them how you like in a non stick silicone/rubber mini cake tray.
  • Heat oven to 150-200 degrees.
  • Place tray inside and monitor. You want the crayons to melt but not become too runny or too hot (they will smoke). This usually takes about 5-6 minutes.
  • Take out tray and allow your tray to cool completely (watch small kids, if spilt this mixture will burn like hot candle wax on the skin).
  • Pop out your little crayon cakes and start drawing.
Because these were a gift I wrapped them in some colourful ribbon. What a wonderful and quick idea. I even had a bit of fun drawing with these. I loved the mixtures of colours created.
I wanted to say thanks for all your wonderful comments this week in regards to my little bird. He/she is still going great. Have a love filled weekend with lot's of drawing and creating. Simone xxx

57 comments:

  1. You never cease to amaze me! What a fabulous fun project! They look so adorable tied up with the ribbon.

    Love and hugs to you sweet friend!
    Karyn

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  2. Hi Simone, what a great idea. Wish I'd known this when my guys were little as it would be a great way to use up all the broken crayons, you know me I hate to see anythinkg that still has life in it thrown away, cheers Katherine

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  3. Those are really lovely little bundles! An adorable little gift.

    Betsy

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  4. Wow - I haven't seen this idea before. What a great gift - love how you tied the cute ribbon around them.

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  5. What a fantastic idea! Now my girls are getting older they don't use crayons but over the years we have accumulated what seems like millions of them. I now have a wonderful idea to recycle them & give as gifts to girlfriends little ones.

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  6. You know I LOVE these crayon cookies! I would be so tempted to eat them! Actually, someone brought me bath salts and I thought they were candy. Luckily, she told me what they were before I tried eating it! Anyway, love the idea for old crayons!

    Hugs,
    Tamerie

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  7. What a brilliant idea, they look adorable! Have a sweet day!

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  8. Hi Simone -
    This project brought back memories from my teaching days. With all the crayon remnants we had in the classroom, we melted them to extend the "life" and save money. I love the idea of wrapping them as a gift...or party favor. I will be making these for my young neices and nephews.
    Thanks for sharing this idea!
    Jane (artfully graced)

    I am traveling for the next few days, so I will not be blogging until I return.

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  9. What an awesome idea, Simone...thank you for this! You are one creative lady! Have a great weekend yourself! XXOO

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  10. What a smart idea! And it looks so pretty with the ribbon on them! My kids are just old enough that it's not hard for them to hold crayons, but our issue is that my son broke them in little pieces a while back, just because he felt like it. I still have the pieces, but didnt know what to do with them. Now I do!

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  11. What a fun idea!! Wonderful to hear the little birdie is going great guns! Well done you!!!
    Irene x

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  12. I have made these before...being a school teacher we have tons of wee bits of crayon pieces around!

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  13. What a great idea for little fingers. I will give it a go. Have a great weekend too.xx

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  14. Oh my..I love your ideas!!!! I want to try this. Is it okay if I post your idea on my blog and link to your site?
    www.momsbestbets.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow! Truly excellent idea for a gift. Thanks Simone. Enjoy your weekend and cheep to baby bird. xx

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  16. That is really cool. Where do you find these great ideas? I wish I had more time to play around. *sigh*

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  17. They are so so cute!!! Glad to hear little birdy is doing well :-)
    Cheers, Karen

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  18. Such a great idea Simone, how do you come up with so many great ideas! Have a lovely weekend x

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  19. I love the idea !
    I will do that with my granddaughter !
    Love from the Netherlands to you from , Rini

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  20. Such a colourful and fun idea! Leigh

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  21. Omg, this is such a great idea! You are so creative! These are sweet, colourful and i think they make great gifts too!

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  22. These are so much fun to make and look great wrapped up in ribbon. I made some with my girls over the holidays with flower moulds, they were well used.:)

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  23. Hi Simone, I adore this idea, will definately try this one out, what a great idea!You are soo creative.Have a lovely weekend.Sharon xxxoo

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  24. I have tried these a few times but yours look so pretty tied up in that cheery ribbon. Never thought of giving them as gifts, such a cute idea!

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  25. How pretty. Wouldn't they make lovely (and maybe even useful) fridge magnets if you could stick something magnetic to the back?

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  26. Hi Simone, back again forgot to mention I have tagged you for a chic vintage blog award over @ My Passport to Style, hope you like it! Sharon xxxxooo

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  27. hola simone!!!great great idea!!!!!!l will look after all the pices of crayons!!!!!l love your post!!!! have a beautifull weekend!!!

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  28. I am watching my 5 nieces & nephews this weekend & this project will be perfect to add some color to such a gloomy day!

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  29. what a cool idea. what about using a madeline pan? or a corn cob one used for making cornbread? u have given me a great gift idea..

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  30. What a great birthday gift idea for my little nieces and nephews!

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  31. I love this idea!!
    I`m gonna try it...

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  32. What a great idea for little ones! I love the designs they make when they melt. I need to try this for my little cousins!
    XXX Kate

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  33. Simone, you are just so creative and inspiring. Thanks for sharing with us readers!
    -marie

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  34. I've just read your post of the little bird.I would have felt the same.In fact,when I was walking my dog on a cold and windy Winter's day,I found a hedgehog caught up in the cricket practice nets.The netting had completly twisted round him and the wind was making it worse.Luckily I had a little pair of scissors in my bag and managed to cut the netting away. I found a plastic bag in the car and drove him to the vets.I picked him up later...no damage done thank goodness...and took him back to his 'home'.
    If I read about any cruelty to animals,it affects me for days.

    Sorry for the long comment!

    Bellaboo

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  35. This brings back wonderful childhood memories of my MOM, she used to make these for me and my friends to use. Great idea to make as gifts!
    Love it!

    Have a great day!!

    Melinda

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  36. wow, how cute are those? :) my little one is now 16 but hmmm, i'll have to think of who i could possibly create these for as christmas is approaching. i do have friends with little ones after all. thanks for sharing another fun creative project! oh, and happy weekend!!

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  37. What a creative idea for children and I love how you put them together with a bow! I hope you have a great Halloween, enjoy your weekend!

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  38. Fabulous Idea!!! I am going to make some of these to have on hand when kids come over to visit! This is fabulous...someone other magazine is going to contact you to cover this idea :) I am sure of it! Because all mom's know that they have tons of broken crayons and no idea what to do with them.

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  39. Hi Simone, I have just nominated you as a Kreativ Blogger you deserve it.
    Love the crayon cookies.
    Sandy

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  40. dearest simone,

    YOU ARE AWESOME!

    this is absolutely adorable. if you write a book someday, put me down for a pre-order, okay?

    xo from your fan,
    elyse

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  41. to fun - though my girl would eat them - she is only two.

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  42. What a fab idea.You are so creative!
    x

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  43. this is fabulous....you are a goddess of invention and craft....always some magic you give us....
    thanks
    sue

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  44. Oh Simone, I had missed the post about the orphan birdy! I too am such an animal lover. And imparted that on my now grown daughters, who are also passionate about helping our most innocent. The crayon idea is super, and I'm sure my grandson would love it. I'm pulling for you and that bird, Momma Simone!
    Brenda

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  45. They do look good enough to eat though! ;}

    m ^..^

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  46. These little crayon cakes are the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. This project makes the classic crayon so chic. Thanks for the great idea.

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  47. Wonderful wonderful... What a great idea! You are amazing Simone. Px

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  48. OMG, these look SO GOOD!! Would you mind if I post about them on my blog? They are too delightful :)

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  49. what a cute idea! they look so funky- I'm sure my little girl would have to add glitter she's gone glitter crazy!

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  50. You are a genius Simone, and so beautifully styled and wrapped! x

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  51. what a great idea- and the perfect way to use all those extra bits & pieces!

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  52. What a splendid idea, perfect for credit crunch gifts

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  53. fabulous idea... I will have to borrow it next time I have my artsy friends over

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