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Recycled Crayon Art

I have recently stumbled upon several tutorials for recycling old crayons.

This one came from Craftzine courtesy of Daily Danny. He melted the crayons in a pan and then used a cookie cutter to cut out the butterfly shapes. Nikki at Whimsy Love has a Molded Crayon Tutorial using candy/soap molds and a Cool Chunky Crayons Tutorial using a muffin tin. I also recommend visiting Squidoo. They have a page of crayon crafts, info, books and more. They even have a clip from Sesame Street showing how crayons are made. For those of you who have old crayons, but no time or desire to recycle them yourselves, send them to CrazyCrayons. It is a national recycling program that will make new crayons out of your old ones. It’s really pretty cool. I had no idea that such a thing even existed, but I can see its usefulness. I can imagine many teachers out there who have alot of used, broken crayons left at the end of the school year. Instead of throwing them away, why not send them to CrazyCrayons. Isn’t it so much better to make something new and fun out of old stuff like crayons, rather then letting it sit in a landfill for years and years.

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About lovelylissie

I love reading, kewpies, butterflies, thrifting, and all things vintage. I am happily married and live in NE Texas.

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  1. i recently saw a similar work that my wife produced with our kids. i was working on a sculpture concept for a gallery show and thought that i would use crayons as well. it was a lot of fun and turned out fairly well. i will try and post pictures on my blog later. my work is called ‘seen in a cloud’ http://www.darinwhite.wordpress.com

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