Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Toddler Crayons

I can't take credit for this idea, as another mama on one of the message boards I belong to, posted about this a couple days ago. But, I thought it was a great idea, and a perfect Easter basket present!
My kids are ALWAYS breaking crayons. And it seems I am always buying them, so we have and entire ice-cream bucket filled with broken crayons. Today, I put them to good use! I peeled off the wrappers of several dozen crayons, broke them into fours, and sorted them by color into a muffin pan. Then, I popped them into a 250 degree oven for about 10 minutes--or until melted. I let them cool on the counter for a few minutes, then into the freezer. After about 15 minutes, they popped out nicely from the pan! And voila! Chubby crayons the perfect size for chubby little fingers!

1 comment:

  1. That's such an awesome idea! D's only just getting started on colouring so we don't yet have that box full of crayons, but this is something to remmeber for later!