I made 86 sets of crayons during last month’s crayon baking frenzy! I’m pretty sure that’s a new record. These are the same Rainbow Crayons that I’ve made before, mostly chunky round ones that I molded in muffin tins with at least one heart or flower added to each bag.
Eighty-six was enough sets to fill this large green plastic bin and one of DH’s over-sized shoeboxes. He made two cardboard discs that fit snugly in the Big Green Bin so I could make three layers of bagged crayons yet keep them from squishing each other. Kinda hard to explain, but it worked very well!
The Big Green Bin arrived at the library’s charity box shortly after I started working on this summer’s batch of Rainbow Crayons, filled to the brim with used crayons. Once production was over I sorted them by color and chopped them into bits.
Now, clearly labeled ‘Crayons’ in one of my lovely burgundy craft storage boxes,
they’ll patiently wait in my craft room until I’m ready to start on the next batch, probably in late September.
I easily have enough bits of old crayons to mold into Halloween and Christmas crayon sets! Woo-Hooo!!