Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Day 295: Melted Crayons

Why you ask?  Because it keeps kids amused!  And adults too for that matter ;-)  You take all your old bits of crayon in all your favourite colours, take off the paper, arrange them in a foil dish, and melt them in the oven for 10 minutes or so (depending on how hot your oven is, the amount of crayons, etc).  The result is a murky brown colour on top but if you let them cool when you tip them out you get fantastic colours on the bottom.  It certainly went down well with the kids and we discovered that if you emboss their names on the bottom of the foil tray it is then visible in the hardened crayon!  (I didn't have the presence of mind to take photos of the colourful results though - next time I will)

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