Wednesday, June 27, 2007
WFMW (Melt Down)
Before I share my WFMW tip, I'd like to invite you all to join me this Friday for my 4th of July Edition of my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange! Please help spread the word!

Now, it's time once again to post another WFMW tip. This tip I saw in a fairly recent edition of Parents magazine.

Melt Down

Instead of throwing away pieces of crayons, create new ones!

1. Melt crayon pieces in a mug in the microwave.

2. Arrange cookie cutters on a sheet of aluminum & pour the liquid into the shapes.

3. Place a glass on the top of the cutter after pouring in the melted crayons, to make sure the wax doesn't spill out.

4. After they cool, they pop out easily & your kids will love their new, fun-shaped crayons!

So, creating new crayon shapes works for me, maybe it'll work for you. To see what works for others, be sure to check out the other links at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday!

My past WFMW entries:

How to get your spouse to do the dishes.
the Plate Method
free steak seasonings/marinades
bargain shopping tips
free customized ring tones
party favor basket
10 ways to make brushing fun!
Crayola Twistables Slick Stix
kids car organizer
stop urban legend emails
send credit scores soaring
foolproof extra creamy cottage cheese
stainless steel ball whisk
Uses for your child's wagon
10 Reasons Why Parents Should Not Spank
Love Sweet Love
travel tip
free children's printables
calendar labels
Strawberry Spinach Salad
mesh laundry bag uses
12 lbs 'til Christmas
toddler healthy eating techniques
reindeer puppet
Grocery Game website
No Fear Shakespeare
list of age appropriate children's chores
linking within comments
baptism gift
creating blogger categories
alternate use for pot rack
cake decorating tips
unique way to stay connected
cake baking tip
comforts of home while traveling
quenching the thirst of your little one
pie crust made in bulk
hot chocolate kicked up a notch


5:30 AM

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Justabeachkat said...

Very cool idea! I know all kids will love this.


At 9:11 PM, Blogger A Juggling Mum said...

That is a great idea, I'll have to remember that :)

Rachel xxx

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

I love this idea! I remember learning about it years ago as a preschool teacher, but I've yet to do this with my own kids! You've inspired me!

At 12:54 AM, Blogger Marcia Francois said...


I saw your comment about the podcasts at Rachel's... if you like business, has good ones. These are my podcasts of choice.

Then I saw your cholesterol post... my suggestion is cut out all chocolate and creamy, fatty foods. Switch to fat-free milk, use fat-free cottage cheese instead of butter or margerine. Heart disease is the silent killer and affects 1 in 4 women.

Okay, off my soapbox now (I feel passionately about health).

Organising Queen blog and
Take Charge blog

At 6:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great idea


At 6:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, let me just say - I am trying your last week's "how to get your husband to do the dishes" - can you write one for vaccuming... laundry... and bathroom cleaning?? Love your blog!! Love it!!
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls

At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is too cool! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Great tip! I've done this before using muffin tins, but I've never tried the cookie cutter method.

At 11:47 AM, Blogger Jenn @ Knee-Deep in Munchkin Land said...

Wonderful idea! I may have to borrow that one... Thanks!!

At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can also use soap molds to do this. they sell them at places like hobby lobby and michaels

At 1:07 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

We actually have the Crayola Crayon Maker, which works great, except if you use cheap crayons they don't melt very well and since most of the old crayons don't have their labels on I can't tell the difference. I bet they would melt better in the oven, so I am going to try your method.

At 1:46 PM, Blogger Barb said...

I've heard of this before and I think it's a great idea. And I wonder if this would work using the candy molds you can find at Michael's.

Your name is in the hat for the wedding favor giveaway over at my place so stay tuned - I'll post the results tomorrow.

At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to come live in the pictures on your blog! We're great fans of British authors ourselves. Austen, Rowling, Sayers for the ladies. Tolkien, Lewis, Jacques for the men. Blessings.

At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you tried pouring more than one color for a multi-color crayon? I remember doing this with kids at school years ago.

At 11:10 PM, Blogger Cherie Nelson said...

This is great! My kids will love it!


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