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Monday, February 9, 2009

Frugal Tip Friday

Okay, I know it is Monday! But this fun frugal tip can be used for Valentine's day or any other day. Make Crazy Crayons from all those old crayons you have sitting around. Here are the instructions:

You need a kitchen knife, old crayons (preferably Crayola. Other brands sometimes leave a wax at the bottom of the crayon ). and an old muffin tin ( that you aren't using anymore). We used Heart shaped muffin tins but circle one will work fine also. Have your kids help you peel the crayons. Then start breaking the crayons into small pieces or parents can cut them smaller using a kitchen knife. Let children organize the colors into the different groups in the muffin tin. Fill about 1/3 of the way full. Bake at 150 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or just until the crayons have melted. Remove the shapes after they have cooled. If they won't come out, place tray in the freezer for an hour, and the crayons will pop out. Have fun!


Karen said...

Hi again, Tori sent me to this blog too. Did you know about the free website, Grocery Smarts? Here's the link...

It matches sales and coupons together for great grocery savings. There is a tutorial for how to use the site on their page.

mawayment said...

I have seen this done in empty glue sticks too. Great idea.