Winter makes me want-er- need to create something colorful. Do you know how often I think of this rainbow cake? If only I had an occasion to make it soon. Yesterday some friends came over with their kids and we made a bunch of toddler crayons made from small pieces of old crayons. We broke them apart into small pieces and combined them with complimentary colors in a mini cupcake tin. I used paper liners, but I don’t think I needed them and they ended up seeping through anyway. Most instructions (see some here) we saw online said it would only take about 10 minutes at 150 degrees. Well, it took about three times that long at a higher temperature; but they still turned out great.
I snagged a couple that were particularly pretty and let the kids pick through the rest for their favorites to take home.
We also made soap crayons for the bath. You mix grated bar soap with a little water and food coloring, then freeze them in an ice cube tray. Still waiting to see how those turn out.
Any other colorful projects you’ve tried?
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