I had to LOL when I read Lee Ann’s comment on Trish’s blog today. It is like she knew I was going to post this. DO NOT THROW THOSE OLD CRAYONS AWAY LEE ANN I HAVE A USE FOR THEM… or just stick them in the mail to me and I will reuse them. Okie dokie here is my dealio. Isaac is learning to color but he keeps breaking all the crayons. I was over at my friend Amanda’s house and she had these cool crayons called Silky Crayons. They were crayons in what appeared to be a glue stick container. But of course why buy them when you can make them? (At this point some of you are thinking why make them when you can buy them). So it got my brain a-thinking. I had left over glue sticks from when I taught classes in Hawaii (yes I know I keep everything). If I melted those down and put them in empty glue stick containers Isaac wouldn’t break the crayons. So I set out to do just that. Here is how I did it.
1. I took two crayons that were similiar shades and pealed the wrapper off of them and broke them all and put them in a dixie cup to melt in the microwave.
2. I cleaned out the glue sticks with any excess glue. I wasn’t too particular about getting all the glue out because he will never use all that crayon and get down to the glue part anyway. Then I made sure all the glue sticks were twisted all the way down so I could pour the melted crayon in the glue stick.
I folded the bottom part up about 2 1/2″ and stiched the left and right side to make a big pocket. Then I marked every 1 1/2″ and pinned and stitched those for the holes to store the sticks in. I made a mistake on mine and didn’t make the fabric 8″ x 14″ in the beginning so I have a small hole at the end that I guess I will store a pencil in. Oopsie.