I wanted a jazzy title for this post because I am in L.O.V.E with the way that they came out, but i’m currently inhaling too many spray paint fumes (more on that later…) to think creatively…sorry
So here they are! This is what I was super stoked about on Friday…
First, take a box of 24 (or any size really) crayola (this is important) crayons.
Why Crayola? I’m glad you asked…just as any little kid knows, Crayola makes the best crayons. It’s a good quality wax and awesome color names…come on…cerulean, mac and cheese, purple mountain’s majesty! (i’m dating myself, but does anybody remember when Crayola did that “name the next crayon” contest…probably back in 1995…my grandmother and I sat for HOURS trying to come up with some good names…but I digress)
Yes, Crayola crayons…take them…remove the paper (this is the most annoying part) what you will be left with will look like this
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees, and break the naked crayons into pieces. Here is where you get to be creative, you can either keep them all the same color, or mix and match to make swirly’s (a technical term) like I did
and they are ready to come out (as a side note, i’m not really sure if crayons can “burn” so i’m not sure if there is any way to “overcook” them…is any crayon experts out there can weigh in, gimme a hollar…i’m curious)
they take a long time to dry/cool/whatever…until they are ready to come out…about a 1/2 hour, but when they do, they. are. awesome!
I did a second batch where I just left each color the same, and while they are functional for the little ones, they don’t look nearly as cool.
So there you have it…470 words on crayons. who wouldda thought?
Have you tried these? Share a photo, i’d love to see!
now if you’ll excuse me, it’s time to get back to those fumes I was referring to earlier…eek…