12 Jan 2013

Rainbow crayons

{may the rainbow party preparations begin}

So the rainbow tule and ribbons arrived in preparation for the Big 5 Rainbow birthday party. My world is now full of colour and I think I have pinned every single rainbow party idea available out there...

I would think it is appropriate to start with the invitation yet I decided to indulge myself in some long overdue crayon melting. I have seen those colourful crayons all over the net but never really tried them so without wasting a second I pulled out the pile of broken crayons and some old glass dishes left from eating too many Gü puds ( What you have not heard of them? You must try them immediately they are just divine…and no, they are not paying me to say that).

However I didn’t want to come up with a colourful crayon, I actually wanted a Rainbow crayon. And so I separated the broken crayon pieces into colours and melted them separately – one after the other to be precise. I followed the colours but I didn’t mater if I started with red or blue as I didn’t have a front or back side. 

I also used an ice cube tray from Ikea as a mould and left it on the balcony as the weather is quite cold and so the melted crayon hardened very quickly. In the mean time the next colour was already melted so I didn’t have to wait long. I used a metal spoon (Note: plastic spook might melt) for precision and to pour the exact amount of each colour. Try and be as precise as possible and aim for the middle of your moulds to avoid melted crayon running down the sides of the moulds.

Since my crayons were done on the balcony at a temperature of 5C I didn’t have to wait long for them to harden but if you are some where nice and hot than make sure you wait as much you have too before adding the next colour and popping them out.

Well all in all it took less than an hour and it was real fun and not that messy. Having said that do wear an old apron if you have one and definitely put old paper to cover the place where you’ll be making the pouring.



Have a nice Sunday!
Love, Irina xx




5 comments:

  1. Oh they look great so much fun, love the shape too,

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  2. Genius!
    I have those Gu pots too... (good to share the guilt!)

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  3. I love this craft!! These are adorable! I'm a Co-Editor of Bonbon Break, an online magazine for busy moms and women. We would love to feature your crayons, if you are interested please email me at kathradigan@hotmail.com and I can give you all the information. Thank you!

    Kathy Radigan
    http://www.bonbonbreak.com

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  4. Aw, how cute! My fiancé actually loves crayons. I think I'll have to make him some of these with his broken crayon bits.

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  5. They look so good! What a great party idea- much better then lots of junk food and prizes that don't make the trip home...an idea that I will be stealing- thanks!

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