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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Rainbow Crayons

By: Not Just a Housewife

These rainbow crayons make easy crafts for kids to help with. Just melt down some of your old, stubby crayons, and the result will be beautiful rainbow crayons!

Find this and other Rainbow Crafts at "14 Simple DIY Rainbow Crafts for Springtime"!

Rainbow Crayons

Materials:

  • A bowl of water
  • Plastic cups that you can throw away
  • A microwave
  • Old crayons

Instructions:

  1. Put the crayons (according to color) into the cups. I cut the tops of the cups off to make it easier to pour out the melted wax. Place one of the cups into the bowl and microwave it for a few minutes. Take it out and swish it around. You may need a couple more minutes depending on your microwave and how many crayons you put in the cup.

    Rainbow Crayons
     
  2. Then pour the melted wax into a muffin pan. I have always used my silicone one for this project but made one in a metal one today to see if it would work too. Just to be safe, I lightly greased it. It worked great.

    Rainbow Crayons
     
  3. And there you have it! When each layer cools, it contracts and pulls away from the sides a little so the crayon layers can bleed a little. But it is thin and after a couple of uses it wears off.

    Rainbow Crayons
     
  4. This project it great for 2-5 year olds. You can talk about sorting, learn colors, and then color when your done! And the crayon is big and easy for little kids to handle. It would make a fun homemade gift too.
    Rainbow crayons
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These crayons are great for making rubbings- such as leaf rubbings. Anything with a texture can be used to make a rubbing. To make the task easier, use a clipboard to hold down both the item you are are making the rubbing from and the paper.

We use chocolate molds or sucker molds in the shapes the kids like. Stars work great for multi-colored crayons.

@Member 20731 - Yes, these crayons are probably best-suited for coloring larger images. -The Editors of FaveCrafts

We made these for our 4&5 year old class at work and they liked them for about one day. After that they wanted the smaller crayons back. Said these were to hard to color with. Drawing lines is fine but not coloring a picture or trying to draw something small.

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