Turn crayons into Valentine's Day gifts
Give your hearts away this Feb. 14 -- that is, pretty upcycled hearts made from old crayons!
Wed, Jan 20 2010 at 4:51 PM
Do you know Crayola’s Law
? It’s simple: The number of colors doubles every 28 years! (via Kottke
An instructables member who goes by Some Art Mama
’s put up photo-illustrated, step-by-step instructions for turning old crayons into pretty little hearts. In addition to old crayons, you’ll need melting cans (upcycled soda cans!), wooden sticks (upcycled popsicle sticks, perhaps?), a large pan, and a mold with heart shapes. A little messy work later, and your homemade, eco-friendly gifts will be ready.
I wish I had old crayons just so I could make these myself! If this post has inspired you to go out and buy crayons, however, opt not for new paraffin-wax Crayolas but for greener soy wax-based, beeswax-based, or recycled crayons — like those made by Crayon Rocks
, Stockmar Beeswax Crayons
, and Crazy Crayons
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