Friday, September 14, 2007

Crayon Muffins

This year I moved Art to Friday figuring it would be a nice way to end the week. Last week the boys did "remembrance collages". They were supposed to think of a person and make a collage of pictures that remind them of that person. They kept changing their mind about the person, and eventually just ended up cutting out pictures that they liked. You can't dictate art, right?

Today we did "crayon muffins". This involves melting down crayon pieces (which we had plenty of) and pouring the wax into muffin tins to make big crayons. The best part of this project is how long the boys were occupied ripping the paper off the bits of crayons and sorting them by colors. A great way to use all those broken crayons.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just cleaning out art area, so thanks for this great tip! Alana

8:20 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Cool! Sarah got a crayon last year from school that was in the shape of a worm. The colors were orange and yellow. You could make any shape you wanted with melted crayons. What a great craft idea!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Neat! You still using CLP? We haven't delved too much into the book as we've been 'artistic' in our history and science!

3:37 PM  
Blogger Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

That looks like so much fun. Do you think a 13 year old would have fun with that? I know his mom would!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

We are still using the CLP art book that we started last year. I think I will definitely buy the next CLP art book too.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Risa said...

I did that with the kids a couple of years ago just to use up the crayon peices that were around the house and they loved them for the first week...I just threw them out when I unpacked them a couple of weeks ago since they seemed to have flopped over the years. They did have fun doing it though, they too, were occupied for quite some time taking paper off!

12:51 PM  

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