Who doesn’t love a new box of crayons? The possibilities are endless. DD thinks it’s horrid that their are back to school adds now. The last two mornings on my walk they have been repainting the crossing walks in front of the two schools I walk by. It is inevitable summer is ending and fall will soon be here. While at the store yesterday I passed a big box of crayons and could not resist the urge to buy them.
All our current crayons are dull, broken, and no longer hold the charm they once had when they were fresh out of the box. So what do you do with all those old crayons. I’ve been perusing pintest with that goal in mind. I’ve found a few things worth trying. Yesterday my friend Ruth and I tried one out. We melted the crayons and used them to paint on fabric. The tutorial is here. I started with houses.
Ruth did houses with flying geese. Yes, she is a better painter than me. You had to paint fast as the crayon cools and then it is useless to paint with.
Next we ironed them. I went first and we soon found out that you have to press and not move the iron around or your colors melt into each other.
Lesson learned Ruth’s turned out better.
I think there is great potential here. Once you get all the wax out I think it would be fun to do some bobbin drawing and free motion quilting.