Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Crayons: Pinterest Inspired

Most of my DIY ideas come from something from Pinterest. With Halloween here, I wanted to send my daughter to school with some fun goodie bags to give to her class. There are strict rules in the Italian schools. No chocolate, no hard candies, no small toys. With this in mind, I made a small full of surprises little bags to send home with the children.

The bags included Halloween shaped crayons, Halloween colored playdough, a small Halloween themed coloring book, and a medium size toy that can not fit in their mouths.

The playdough will be featured in the coming days, but today I wanted to share the crayons.

Melting crayons for art has been becoming very popular in the art and children's crafts world. My daughter is just now old enough to help with crafts, understand them, use them, and appreciate them. The concept of these crayons are easy.

Just use a silicone or metal pan/cup. Place broken crayons (with no paper) in the sections of the pan. Put in the over at 250 degrees for 20 minutes.

I used all colors just because i knew the kids would prefer that, but it would be awesome to really give each design a color that suit it. Like orange and black for jack-o-lantern, gray for gravestone, and so on.

A was able to help with and that was what was most important. She placed the crayons in the areas and in no order. She was so impressed with her creation. 

Linking to: The Weekly Creative


  1. Cute idea! I'm hosting a giveaway for two modern printed kitchen towels that you should enter!


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