Friday, October 06, 2006

Making Crayons

This morning Eleanor and I went to a couple of yard sales. All we found was an old school box of crayons, crayon bits, and a few other random school supplies. I paid ten cents for the whole thing. After sorting out all the crayons, which Eleanor helped with, I began peeling the wrappers off and sorting them by color. I broke the bigger pieces into smaller bits and put them in lined muffin cups.


I baked the crayons for 15 minutest at 200 degrees and this was the result:

After lunch, Eleanor and I went out on the deck to enjoy some nice cool fall air and color. She used her suprise box for a table and played with her crayons for quite some time.

I think she likes them. 'Twas a dime well spent.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE those pictures of Eleanor. She's such a happy child! Melts my heart...very creative thinking with the crayon Reese's cups.

Joshua Daniel Franklin said...

How many have been eaten so far?

B. Utter said...

What an innovative mom! I am most impressed. She looks so happy.

tigbeane said...

You are such a good mom! How much fun is it. I think the days that I played with my kids and didn't clean the house are some of the best days we had. Actually, the relationship that I now have with the kids probably came from play more so than anything else we did. Enjoy!!!!

jennie said...

I love that the liners turned the color of the crayons...Very cool.

Flora Wyers said...

I think Eleanor is fortunate to have you for her Mom. You are teaching her what is truly important in life.

Anonymous said...

my mom did this with us when I was little....and I am old now!
but be mixed the colors and made rainbow crayons!
Guess who?

Anonymous said...

your baby girl is so sweet. She is so expressive you can tell what she is thinking without her ever uttering a word! Fun crayons! Might try that with our Tcks here.

RF

ange said...

that looks really fun. when i come home, will you make me some too?

M. Lumpkin said...

Woohoo! Blogs at work again!

Ginger said...

matt, your daughter is so cute. I haven't seen you since you wedding, how are ya'll doing? Phil and I had another baby, total count is three. I hope we get a chance to see ya'll next month. We are coming up for the week off Thanksgiving. Mom (Aunt Ruby) gave me the web address.

talk to you later
your cousin,
Ginger

check out my web page if you want at myspace.com/gingerlindsay

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i have made the crayon cupcake things myself. they're quite fun. it's especially nifty if you mix a couple of different colors, because you'll never know what you'll get next when you're coloring!