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Broken Crayon Container



This came about as an Earth Day project for my son's 1st grade class. We found that an old Crystal Light packet container (the long tube-like ones with a cap) can be great holders for all of those broken crayons we have lying around! You know, the ones that still have a lot of life left, but can't be found in the bottom of the box anymore. These could also hold small pencils, markers, highlighters, etc. You can peel off the outer packaging to decorate the container any way you'd like!

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  • Use empty soup cans and melt like-colored crayons using a pan of water to heat the cans. Pour the melted crayons into fun mold shapes. When the crayon wax cools, you have a brand new crayon. Your kids might enjoy creating these and giving them as party gifts, to a boys/girls club. That way, broken crayons are out of your hair, your life, and you have put to good use. - by MIUMIU69
  • I love this. We just are finishing cleaning out Moms estate after her death . Our kids had little mementos that they wanted to keep , but the thing with the highest emotional value was the old tin coffee can full of broken crayons. Mom was very organized and all the grandkids remember coloring with that can full of old crayons. It is a precious reminder of loving thrift and organization by a much loved Grandma. thaks for reminding me. - by BABCIATEA

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