Friday, October 9, 2009

Cupcake Tin Crayons The kids love this idea!

Perfect for a rainy day these Cupcake Tin Crayons are perfect to help keep the little ones busy! Please note this is not my original idea, I have been making these since I was a little girl! But for those of you that have never done this before I will fill you in!
Materials needed:
metal cupcake tin (I used a mini one)
old broken crayons
optional metal fine flake glitter
oven set to 300 degrees

If you are like me you have a whole mess of broken crayons around your house!
First peel off all of the paper wrappers.
Then break them in to small pieces and place in the tins. I fill mine about 3/4 of the way full.We added a shake of metal fine flake glitter to ours!Place in the oven set a 3oo degrees. It is important that you do not leave them in too long just until the wax is all melted this takes just a few minutes, my mini tins were done in about 5 minutes. DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED IF THEY GET TOO HOT THEY COULD CATCH ON FIRE!!!!!
Let cool 5-10 minutes. Then I place mine in the freezer for 10 minutes and they pop right out!

the color combinations are endless................
let the fun begin!!

Have a Happy Weekend! Meg


Handbags*and*Pigtails said...

These are cute!:) Ive never seen them done in this manner before...I LOVE it! What a great craft for a rainy day. And how cute would a few of these be with a coloring book as party favors for a bday party for little ones? Thanks for sharing!

Ellyn said...

oh my gosh my mom used to make those for us when I was a little girl! I have not thought about that in years!!! No crayons left in my house but what a fantastic memory! thanks

Katarina said...

Great idea!!!Must try it;))))xoxo

K ~ said...

I LOVE this idea! I'm a nanny and sometimes run dry on new ideas....I think we did something similar when I was a kiddo but this is so great! Thanks Meg!

(I posted a question the other day....really not sure if you got it or not. Where did you find the bottoms to your cute cupcake pincushion design? I want to get some to use around my house)

Jamie and Lindsey said...

I love it! Going to try it soon!

Anonymous said...

I love how those look. I have seen this project around for a while. I'll have to try it sometime!