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COOKIE CUTTER CRAYONS

Several old crayons
Assorted cookie cutters or candy molds
Old saucepan or tin can for melting crayons
Aluminum foil

Take the paper off the crayons and put them in an old saucepan or put the crayons in an empty tin can and place the can in a saucepan filled with water.

Melt the wax by turning the stove on low heat.

Place the cookie cutters on a sheet of aluminum foil.

Pour the melted wax into assorted cookie cutters. You may need to hold the cookie cutters down to keep the melted crayons from running out.

Wait for the wax to set, then cool, and pop your brand new crayons out.

 

HOMEMADE CRAYONS

Use pieces of old crayons. Remove paper place paper liners in muffin tins (small or large are fine). Put in 5 to 8 crayon pieces. You can either use the same color or different ones as it makes swirls!

Bake at 200 to 225 degrees for about 5 minutes until crayons are just melted. Watch often. Remove and let cool.

Remove paper and you have "new" big round crayons to draw with!

If you put too many crayons in the liner, they won't melt properly so don't overdo it and yet, if you use too few, they will be too thin and will break when pressure is applied to draw.

 

SOAP CRAYONS

2 tablespoons hot water
Food coloring or Wonder Colors
Ivory Flakes

Pour water into a 1-cup measuring cup. Fill the rest of the cup to the top with Ivory Flakes. With a spoon mix the water and soap flakes together until mixture becomes a thick soapy paste without any big lumps. Add about 30 or 40 drops of food coloring to the soap mixture and stir well until the soap has color. Scoop out some of the mixture and put it in one of the cube spaces of an ice cube tray or any other mold you would like to use. Press the soap paste down into the cube until it is filled to the top. Fill 1 or 2 more cubes with the remaining soap mixture. Dry cubes in a warm, dry place for 1 or 2 days until the soap paste gets hard (test by pressing with your finger).

Pop the soap crayons out of the tray. Some colors will work better than others. Soap crayons are made from pure soap and food coloring, so whatever is drawn with them can be wiped off bathtubs, sinks, floors, windows, hands and faces. They are great for making disguises like a big moustache or a clown face.