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My Pumpkin has several shoe boxes full of crayons (some were seriously mine when I was in school)… and he rarely uses them. We have broken nubs and perfect crayons mixed in together. What to do with all the broken bits? How to reduce the stash?  When I was a kid my mother used them to make camp fire starters…

I decided to make Wacky Writers. I broke the crayons into smaller pieces and dropped them into my muffin tins (next time I’ll also use my mini muffin pans), creating several color combinations. I baked them in the oven for about 17 minutes at 200°F (until they were melted). I allowed them to cool completely before removing from the tins. The round crayons are perfect for my nephew, who will be two on Monday, to use (oh, how my SIL will love me!).Wacky Writers

*These would make great party favors for a birthday party! I’ll have to keep my eyes open for fun shaped molds.
*These would also make great stocking stuffers.