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Melted Crayons- worst craft ever!

Have you ever made one of those crafts and half way through the production you ask yourself "why am I doing this?". If you are an avid crafter, I know this has happened to you!

Or maybe afterwards you total up your receipts and discover that you could have purchased the exact item you just made for half the price?

I am not going to tell you how to make these crayons because I don't want you to make the same mistake I made. Oh sure they are cute and the kids love the trippy colors...but it's not worth your time or the money!

I spent $14 dollars on plastic molds that I now can never use for anything else. This project ate up an entire afternoon of just baking, several evenings were spent tearing the paper from each broken crayon to the point that my thumb nail was separating from the nail bed- ouch!

Do not try this at home. Just buy your kids a 64 count box of Crayola crayons and call it a day.

1 comment:

Jennifer H said...

It's so funny that you say so, Gretchen! We recently had a similar experience. I bought a cheap mold that I afterwards began to worry about for the oven - but luckily we never got that far. I had about 10 years of broken crayon pieces, and we wanted to crush and melt them into new crayons, with blue being made of many shades of blue, red of many shades, etc. After a week of sorting, peeling, and then a trial of soaking THEN peeling, we threw in the towel (with our sore, stained fingers). Never again! :)


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