Crayon Cakes / crafts

Do you have spare crayons in drawers all over the house?
Don’t throw them away, why not melt them and make a crayon cake!

Ok! Lets get one thing straight these are not the yummy scrummy type of cakes that we all like to indulge in every now and then, they are not the type that needs icing with sprinkles on top and they are not the ones that have lots of flavour and smell divine. No, they are what the titles says Crayons that are baked in the oven in cake cases.

I got this idea from someone in school and thought how great it was, I couldn’t wait to try it out with the boys. I must say they was slightly disappointed when the discovered there wouldn’t be any bowls to lick but they really enjoyed the activity and now they have some fun mixed coloured crayons to colour in with.

1. Gather together all of your odd bits of crayons and break them into tiny pieces, removing any paper if there is any. The children like to choose the colours that they want to use, I broke them up and the boys placed the pieces into the cases. Fill the cake case about 2/3 up.

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2. Once you have filled the cases place them into the oven, 160* for about 8-10, keep an eye on them and once the crayon starts to melt you will see them begin to bubble and mix in together. Don’t keep them in the oven for too long as they can burn and they do give off a lot of steam so best go keep your windows open.

3. Take them out and place on a cooling rack. They should cool down in about 10 minutes.

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Explain to the children about how they started off being a solid and lots of tiny pieces and how the heat of the oven melted them together making one round crayon.

You could talk about all the colours and patterns that have been made by melting them together.

Now all that is left to do is to get creative and do some colouring in with them. If you turn them around as you draw/write all of the colours will show up.
Oliver had lots of fun colouring away and they are just the right size for his little hands.

Why not give it a go and don’t forget to drop back by my blog and leave a comment to let me know how you got on with it.

Thank you for reading 🙂

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Colour Me In Rice Krispies project with Britmums #ColourMeInRK

Design your own Rice Krispies Box

BritMums has teamed up with Kellogg’s to host a fabulous competition for our children to unleash their creativity and to make breakfast time a bit more fun. Kellogs have replaced the regular front of its Rice Krispies boxes with a colour-in Snap, Crackle and Pop, so children can decorate the characters and personalise their breakfast.

We was sent a large box of colour me in rice krispies and a bumper colouring case which includes 58 different pens, pencils, glitter glues and markers, all the boys had to do was decorate the box with their own personal touch.

Jak and Joseph quickly got stuck in colouring, stamping and glueing. Joseph’s favourite part was putting all the glitter glue all over the box as he really enjoys the messy part of art. Jak has been doing pop art in school so he decided he wanted to test what he has learnt on to snap, cackle and pops faces. My boys really enjoy doing art and i am always encouraging them to do some drawing or painting so this competition was right up their street. They stuck on jewels and put glitter all over the box now our breakfast in the morning couldn’t be more sparkly and colourful. The boys had lots of fun colouring and designing their own personalised breakfast cereal box, Joseph now wants to eat Rice Krispies every morning and they now look forward to waking up to their bright breakfast.

So here is our entrant into the Britmums and kellogs competition

We even made some yummy Rice Krispies marshmallow cakes, they went down a treat especially after all the hard work the boys put into colouring in their box.

Made with 75grams of melted butter, 150grams of melted marshmallows and mixed into 100grams of Rice Krispies and decorated with lots of undred and thousands, chocloate stars and edible glitter.

This is our entry into the competition to be in with a chance of winnign £500 cash and the boys design printed on to a t-shirt.WOW!

Thank you to Kellogs for sponsoring this fab comp for the children and Britmums for hosting it.

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