Monday, February 7, 2011

Flower Power Crayons


I've seen similar projects all over blogland but thought I'd try my own twist at it. I pulled out my Pampered Chef Silicon cupcake sheet and set to work by lightly spraying my "flowers."




I had a couple helpers when I start out peeling the crayons but quickly lost my daughter and her friend to better pastures. When my boys got home from school, I enlisted their help and made great progress. I tried just using the broken crayons and sorting by colors. If I noticed we were short on a color, I used an unbroken crayon. I gotta say, I'm finally glad that I saved all those restaurant crayons. I just hated the thought of them throwing perfectly usable crayons away, so I would stuff them in my purse, hoping I would find a use for my rather large stash of crayons (this is only half of what we have)



I melted the crayons for 15-20 minutes in the oven at 275 degrees. Once my buzzer went off, I set the crayons in the garage to harden. I figured they would be safer there than in the freezer or fridge.

Because I was working with silicon, I was able to just "pop" out my flowered crayons. It was so heavenly easy. If you live nearby, I would gladly loan you my pan.


My 10-yr-old son took several to school and all his friends wanted one. Now he knows what he's doing for Valentine's Day. Score!





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14 comments:

Britt said...

cute! I'm going to give hearts to my preschoolers.

Liz said...

How pretty!

Could you add wicks to make them into candles?

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Britt, if I had a heart mold, I would totally use that!

I wonder if I could add wicks. I don't see why not. That would be so fun.

J A C Q U E L I N E said...

WE have done this but never with flowers. they look wonderful!

Rob and Marseille said...

that red rose one looks professional

Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art said...

Well, those are the lovliest crayons I've seen. :) good job.

SmileMonsters said...

They turned out so great! I'd love for you to come share at Fun For Kids Friday.

http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com/2011/02/fun-for-kids-friday_10.html


Jo @ SmileMonsters

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Really cute! I make crayons for my Etsy shop. I've found that the cheapy crayons leave a layer of clear, yucky wax on top. But they turned out great!

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Elle Belles Bows said...

Love that you thought to use the flowers! Very clever and cute! Kerri

Chiara said...

SO pretty! I love the idea of using these as classroom or birthday favors in thematic shapes. I shared this post on my Friday Favorites! Thank you for the great idea!

Leah said...

I've seen many ways to do this, but I think this is by far my favorite! Nice work, girl!

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abeachcottage said...

They are beautiful crayon flowers, great give-aways too for valentines day.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those turned out so nicely!! I am so bad about throwing crayons away. I always say I'll save them for something like this, but then they just end up as clutter. I love the shapes you guys did...these would be great gifts. :)

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Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

so pretty!!! love this!