Friday, March 2, 2012

Giving the gift of color – a project for kids and grown-ups to do together

Having a party with a special theme?  Looking for a gift for a special artist?  A simply mauve-lous idea is to give a coloring book fit for the occasion with crayons thoughtfully made by you!  This is also a great way to recycle old, broken crayons, too.

Personalized Coloring Books

Candy molds come in all shapes and sizes.  Find one that fits your fancy.  Next, remove the paper wrappers off the crayons.  Break the crayons of the same color family into small pieces or shavings and place into a small, microwave-safe container. With the help of a grown-up, set the microwave to medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until all the pieces have melted.  Pour the melted mixture into the candy molds.  Adding different colors into the same mold will produce a crayon of many colors.  Freeze the molds for 20 minutes and the crayons will easily pop out.  

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