I'll be busy whipping up some more in the near future and stocking the etsy shop as well as the local shops. My eco twist on the crayon roll was to use reclaimed crayons (ie thrift store finds). Not all the crayons I bought were suitable for the roll; some had been colored with! So the less than perfect crayons were melted down for recycled toddler crayons.
This was a lot of fun and really easy! I did them two ways - first I simply removed the paper from all the crayons (which took a lot of time and made the ol' wrists ache!), broke them into small pieces and melted them in a mini muffin tin at 280 degrees for about 3-5 minutes. Once they were melted I swirled them in the muffin tin with a tooth pick and let cool at room temp for 10 minutes or so. Once they were all solid I flipped the pan over a tapped them out. Ta-Da! New crayons perfect for the little hands in your life.
Both these crayon creations will be in the Etsy shop in the next couple of weeks. What a lazy shop owner I am; recently life is getting busy here with my little Baby J - whose not so much a baby anymore but rather a growing toddler who needs lots of mommy time -- which is what I am about first and foremost!
Till the next project comes around!