The twins helped me make festive new crayons today (instructions here), and then using more of the packing paper we have left over from our move, they made gift wrap for us to use this Holiday season.

recycled Christmas crayons

Handmade Christmas gift wrap

handmade crayons

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9 comments

Tonya Staab December 6, 2009 - 10:19 pm

Margaret, they really are crayons and super easy to make, it’s just a matter of putting broken up pieces into a muffin pan, popping them in the oven to melt and then into the freezer to harden.

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Margaret (Nanny Goats) December 6, 2009 - 9:51 pm

What??? You mean those stars are actual crayons??? I’m so uncrafty {SIGH!!!}

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angela fontenot December 7, 2009 - 10:48 am

Tonya
I love the crayons!!! And of course the adorable models using them make it even more perfect!!! Very cute..
love,
ang

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Gina December 7, 2009 - 10:49 am

This is so much fun for the kids. We’d been collecting bits of broken colors for months and finally had enough to make enough for the kid’s special friends. It was a great lesson on not throwing something out just because it’s broken too!

Upon my daughter’s request, we also added glitter to some which made them just perfect for the girls.

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greedygirl1 December 7, 2009 - 6:42 pm

Hi Stopping by SITS this a great project. looks like you guys had a lot of fun

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Lisa December 9, 2009 - 7:04 pm

What a great idea! I need to share this with my daughter. She works with little ones and they would love these!!

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Seo Los Angeles February 9, 2010 - 4:37 am

These are cool things that kids can play with because its colorful and pleasant to look at.

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Canon Digital Cameras February 9, 2010 - 3:19 am

This are nice stars and the way they are made goes to show that they are made with durability in them.

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Baby Registry February 9, 2010 - 5:27 am

They are perfect for kids that appreciate colors and shapes.

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