Homemade Kid's Craft Items

by on November 25, 2011

in Recipes, Thrifty Living

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Here are some fun recipes that you can use to create homemade kid's crafting and projects items.

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Re-Purposing Old Crayons

Put together all your old, broken up crayon pieces.  Remove the paper wrappings from them.  Use a muffin pan with liners and add in several pieces of the crayons into each spot.  Place in the oven at 325 degrees just until melted.  Remove from oven.  Can use a toothpick to swirl colors together.  Let cool.  Once the have cooled off then will be set hard again.  Remove from liners and use as crayons.  You can also melt the crayons on the stovetop or microwave and then pour into shaped molds.  You can buy ice cube trays that have shapes and can use these.  Just let them set up until cooled, also.  These are super for a stocking stuffer or birthday gift for kids also.

Homemade Hardening Modeling Dough (can be used to make ornaments too!)

  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 c. salt
  • 1 c. water

Knead together in bowl.  Roll out to 1/2" thickness.  Cut with cookie cutters or make shapes.  Bake at 250 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.  Cool.  These can be painted.

Until next time, Julie

Julie is Merissa's mom and she's committed to living a frugal and simple lifestyle. Julie grows her own herbs in her garden and enjoys making things at home. You can now find her home remedies and ideas here at Little House Living.

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1 Karin November 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I always wondered how to “make” crayons…this is awesomely easy, and considering how easily my kiddo busts his crayons, I LOVE this idea.

It there a limit to the number of times you can “remake” a crayon?

Thanks

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2 Karin November 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I always wondered how to “make” crayons…this is awesomely easy, and considering how easily my kiddo busts his crayons, I LOVE this idea.

It there a limit to the number of times you can “remake” a crayon?

Thanks

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3 Connie November 28, 2011 at 6:12 am

I have been looking for this recipe! I have fond memories of making this with my Grandmother. All of us kids crowded around the table making a huge mess and Grandmother smiling the whole time. Thank you so very much Julie!

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4 Connie November 28, 2011 at 6:12 am

I have been looking for this recipe! I have fond memories of making this with my Grandmother. All of us kids crowded around the table making a huge mess and Grandmother smiling the whole time. Thank you so very much Julie!

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5 Amber November 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for the great idea, I can’t wait to make them for Cole!

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6 Amber November 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for the great idea, I can’t wait to make them for Cole!

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