I've been coveting a set of crayon rocks for Jackson since they're supposed to good for developing the "tripod grip" and because they're pleasantly sturdy, but I just wasn't loving the expense of ordering them online and paying for shipping. This is a DIY scheme that only cost $1 (instead of $10 with shipping and tax), although I ended up with crayon cookies more than crayon rocks!
|48 crayons from Dollar Tree + worn-out muffin tin. For the record, it's true what they say: The peeling-off-the-wrappers is the hardest part. Turn on a TV show you like and then just get tearin'.|
|The "recipe" said 300 degrees for 8 minutes, but I think I ran for at least 15 minutes to get everything melted at that temp. I used plastic spoons to stir up the colors. The "bloom" on the top was the only evidence these were cheapo crayons.|
|Flipped. Pretty, right? The brown and beige tins have a swirl of white at the bottom because that's where I put the halves of the one white crayon.|
|...and packaged for Christmas morning.|