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Colorful Valentine

In addition to the store bought Spiderman valentines Nathan will be passing out. We also made some cool crayons. I think I got the idea from Family Fun Magazine, but they used heart shaped soap molds. I used a miniature muffin pan.

1. First I sprayed the pan with nonstick spray. The pan was nonstick and the crayons are waxy, but I did not want crayons getting stuck in the pan!
2. Then we peeled the paper off of all the broken and dull crayons and broke them into little pieces. They were divided amongst the holes. They were sort of strategically placed, because I wanted a little variance in color.

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3. I had the oven preheating to 350. I put the pan in for 3 minutes, but I would watch it. As soon as they’re all melted take it out immediately. Otherwise, you’ll just have a brown mess.
4. I let them cool for a couple of hours. They start to pull away from the sides as they cool. All you need is a sharp knife to lift them out.
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According to a handout I got last week, these crayons are great for working on hand muscles for writing.

February 12, 2008 at 3:36 pm 3 comments