Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Crayon Cupcakes


-old cupcake tray (that you don't mind ruining) fun shapes preferable

-as many broken crayons as you can muster


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 250degrees

Step 2: tear off any paper that's on the crayons.

Step 3: Place broken crayons in the tray. You can sort them into like colors as we did, or randomly place different colors in each form to create a color conglomerate.

Step 4: Put the tray into the oven and melt the crayons. This can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes.

Step 5: Remove tray from the oven when crayons have become liquid. Allow them to cool for at least 3 hours.

Step 6: Remove crayons from the tray and start coloring.

Step 7: Tell your son that the crayons are not edible even though you put them in a cupcake tray and baked them in the oven.

Step 8: Admire your efforts and pat yourself on the back for doing a small part to help our earth by recycling whilst being creative with your kids.

**Just a couple of notes, these trays we used were meant for water only, but since I dropped a whole 2 bucks on them, I thought I'd take a gamble. Luckily, they didn't melt, but if you want to avoid any such thing from occurring, I'd stick with an oven safe product. Also, we tried making crayons out of the following fish shape, but we broke all but one removing them from the tray. The crayon was too weak where the tail met the body and cracked with slight pressure, so choose your shapes wisely.

Have fun!

Nessa Dee


andrealynn said...

Crayon aren't just for kids, right? Ha, I love them! Your cupcakes looks like a load of fun to play with

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

These babies are pure magic and i love, love, love the birds collages!!!!! Fantastic Nessa! I love this stuff. Brilliant my friend.

Asja said...

what a great and imaginative idea! i love it!

get zapped said...

Wow, what a wonderful and playful thing to do with old crayons! Clever.

yoon see said...

Creative crayon cupcakes for a play....not bad hmmm