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