So I bought my children Handmade Crayon RollUps for Christmas in 2011- and it came with an AWESOME Rainbow Crayon.
Who Doesn't Love A Rainbow Crayon....
Well they actually just discovered it about a week ago (January 2013)
It brought back memories of when I taught Preschool- My first Child was about 3 and of course I bought an Awesome Crayon Maker for all those Peeled Crayon Nubs left in the Communal crayon buckets at the end of the day.
Of Course that one is LONG Gone! That first child is now 13 and we have added to our family and now have a 5 year old and a 2 year old.
We all went to Wally World and were picking out a Birthday present for a classroom friend and came across the Crayola Crayon Maker on CLEARANCE!
Clearance? Yes I LOVE CLEARANCE- it was a Bargain at $10 we all decided. Would have made a great Birthday Present- But we voted and decided to take that baby home with us- Along with a $1.97 Box of Crayons.
Gordon skimmed the directions and put a light bulb in- (we only had the one from our scentsy pot at 25 watts so we knew it would take longer than directions that states a 60 watt would be needed.).
Next time to place the broken pieces in the tray- I am sure there is a method to get a better swirl but for this one they just piled all different colors in.
We left ours in the mold for about 15 minutes then removed. The crayons were still a bit too soft to immediately color with I may warn you. We put ours in the freezer for a bit.
They were not the Rainbow Crayons that they first sought out to make but that did not matter.
Here are some other Videos and Tips on other ways to make New Crayons out of your Old Crayon Stubs.
Let us know what your experience has been with the Crayola Crayon Maker or other methods- We would love to see. If you have a Photo post on our Crafty Moms'R'us Page on facebook!
Crayola Crayon Maker Demo This is a Great YouTube Video showing the Crayola Crayon Maker in Action.
Find instructions here- How to Make Rainbow Crayons using Pill Bottles
Or try the Old School Method- Cupcake Pan and Old Crayon Nubs- Old School Method