10.20.2009

crayon cakes

23 comments:

  1. No way!! That is awesome, they look good enough to eat. Oh I love your blog :-)

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  2. They look ace.

    I've just added your button too!

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  3. Those look fab, I may have to try it out with my little chickens.
    Do you need to line the cupcake tray at all?

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  4. Great fun - we do that all the time with the "unusable" crayons that the boy finds. I like the tutorial lite section, what a good idea!

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  5. I've never made these before. I think the kids would love sorting the crayons and then watching them change. It is a good science lesson too... Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks all! Half of this stack is intended as a birthday gift, so it's even better to get something new for a gift from something old.

    The Bothered Owl, no lining. Putting the whole tray in the freezer after usually takes care of any sticking.

    Liz, so many sciency concepts. My favorite kind of activites.

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  7. Totally artsy tutorial without words! Very original.

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  8. I'm more curious as to what you plan on doing with that brown banana in your fridge...honestly, I can't bear the thought of making one more banana muffin. There has to be something else I can do with my brown bananas...

    (but good job on the crayon cakes, great gift idea!)

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  9. I found when I made some of these last year that it took a lot of pressure to get good markings. Now, I used a bag of crayons I bought from Value Village, maybe there was not enough quality wax in them? You remind me that I need to try again for Christmas gifts.

    Very pretty!

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  10. Kylie's Mom, banana bread it is. sorry.

    Melissa, ours are both cheapos and good crayons. The cheapo wax floated to the top and that side isn't as nice. The bottom works best.

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  11. Well, I see I should be off to the second hand store to get a "crafts-only" muffin tray. I love the wordless tute!

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  12. We've made these many times, great for little hands! So cute :)

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  13. I love your idea of making this crayons!

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  14. Ahhhh, you just solved a Christmas present dilemma. I have BOXES of unused crayons sitting around ... and several nieces and nephews to give inexpensive presents to. thank you!

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  15. I must say, you are TOTALLY amazing! I absolutely LOVE your tutes! Thank you so much! Keep 'em coming!

    Got any Halloween crafty ideas?

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  16. Jade, thank you.

    Halloween... ummm. I'm going to be a bit shifty here...

    but I'll share next week...

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  17. Sneaky and intriguing! I can't wait!

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  18. I made these for Christmas, but used a Wilton Silicone pan of little Christmas trees. They turned out awesome. Also put together a box of silicone cupcake molds (on clearance) with a box of crayons and an instruction card for my niece so she can make her own.

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  19. My kids had a ball making these today! They loved the whole preocess from sorting to peeling paper off the crayons to watching them melt. I think I will try the silicone cupcake molds next time. Love reading your blogs. You should seriously put your musings together in a book.

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  20. great fun!
    i love all these new colors...

    i'm linking.

    thanks for the tutorial and the great photos.

    doro

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