Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Crayon craft

Not quite as sad as a jar full of broken cookies, but that's okay: these broken crayons are the inspiration for a Neatnik project. I got the rest of the materials during this morning's walk and we'll try out the project later today. Hopefully, I will have something cool to show tomorrow!

Broken crayons

Broken crayons

12 yarns:

Ruth said...

does this project involve waxed paper, a grater, and an iron, by any chance?

Esoteric Knitter said...

Very interesting. Can't wait to see what you come up with. :)

Kate said...

Woops! Teehee... how embarrassing :)

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Jennifer said...

There's so much you can do with broken crayons. I made a zillion crazy crayons with ours last spring.

Kathleen said...

I think I have over $2.00 in box tops, if want them. I used to save them for my cousin, but her boys are out of elementary school and apparently the middle and high schools don't do this fundraiser.

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Yarnhog said...

Oh, we use broken crayons for all sorts of things. My kids especially like using a crayon maker to make new crayons in wild colors out of the old ones. Just make sure they're not in the kids' pockets before doing the laundry. Did you know if you dial 1-800-CRAYOLA, you get an automated voice from the Crayola company telling you how to get crayon out of clothing that has been through the dryer? It involves buckets of WD-40 and does get out the crayon. Nothing, however, gets out the WD-40. They don't tell you that. I had to figure it out all by myself.

mrspao said...

Wow - we used to do something with melted crayons when I was at school

Chris said...

Hmm, probably you aren't making candles...

Sheepish Annie said...

I used to teach arts 'n crafts in a summer program. A bucket of broken crayons was like a gold mine to me!!! So many possibilities...

Becka - The Knitting Wounded said...

I think I did the wax paper/grater/iron thing myself. You know - back in the day.

Wonder if I have any crayons at home...

Ruth said...

Look at the colors here: lovely blue, plus bits of other colors. You could dye yarn like this.

Carrie said...

I love crayon snippet crafts! Have fun, and post pictures!