Kathy at CW remembered reading about a cool craft project that involved turning crayon stubs into “new” crayons, so she gave it a try. She was confident she had the basic idea down: gather up all the crayon stubs, put them in a bowl, microwave them a little bit at a time until they start to liquefy, stir them a little to get a neat marbled effect, pour into molds, and cool. So confident, in fact, she didn’t have to look up the instructions. She even decided to get fancy and sprinkle crayon shavings over the melty crayon mixture to get a rainbow effect.
Well, her crayon creations didn’t turn out exactly how she had imagined they would:
Instead of beautiful, marbled crayons, she got what she dubbed “crayonivore droppings!” and promptly found the silver lining by declaring that her “crapft” became an art lesson after all — red+green+yellow+orange+purple+blue really does make black!
Across the web, other crayon craft fails were afoot.
Sandra at People’s Family Online
had a crayon rainbow
in the works. She prepared a rainbow-shaped mold out of aluminum foil and carefully arranged the crayons in a rainbow stripe configuration.