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November 2010


    Art Every Day: Repurposed Crayons

    While doing my Thanksgiving cooking last Sunday, I decided to get a little crafty. We had done some serious house tidying since we were toddler-free. I had been picking up broken crayons from every nook of the house. Frustrated, I began tossing them in the trash. Quite often, I tend to start tossing things that become a problem (physical & virtual). I caught myself, though, dug the crayons out the waste basket and set the rest of the broken crayons I gathered aside for an easy DIY project.

    Greg peeled the paper off of the broken crayons for me and I sorted them to be placed in one of my (greased) Wilton silicone molds. I then, popped them in the oven (for about 10min at 350 degrees) while the pies were baking. Not only was I repuposing, I was conserving energy! Aha!

    Repurposed Crayons

    After the crayons had melted enough, I removed them from the oven and let them cool in the freezer. I then removed them from the freezer and carefully popped each new crayon out of the mold. I placed the new crayons in a giftbox and will be surprising Jayden with his new “crununs” (crayons) soon!

    Repurposed Crayons

    I think these would make great stocking stuffers for Christmas. Just grab a few boxes of inexpensive crayons and place them in Christmas molds. Whaddaya say?

    Obviously, I suck at monthly memes.

  • Food Recipes

    My IKEA BYGEL Setup!

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  • Food Recipes

    Walmart’s Marketside Meal Solutions

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  • Celebrations

    Basic Black Friday Shopping Tips

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