Let’s Celebrate Crayon Day !

Today we all get to be kids -iys National Crayon Day

Crayon Facts :

Crayola Crayons were invented by Binney & Smith in 1902 and first offered for sale in 1903. Alice (Stead) Binney, a school teacher and wife of co-founder Edwin Binney, suggested the company manufacture an inexpensive alternative to imported crayons of that era.

Why do crayons smell?1. That distinctive Crayola crayon smell is beef fat. … That unique odor is created in large part by stearic acid, which is a derivative of beef tallow—more commonly known as beef fat. The ingredient is used to deliver a waxy consistency

Colors in a box?

Crayola crayons currently come in 120 colors including 23 reds, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. Although Crayola crayons come in 120 different colors, the labels are only made in 18, which cover the full color spectrum.

Crafts made with Crayons :

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. …
  2. Break the crayons into pieces. after taking wrapper off/
  3. Fill molds with crayon pieces. …(mine are silicon candy molds)
  4. Place the molds on a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until the crayons are completely melted. …
  5. Very carefully, so as to not spill any melted crayon, remove the cookie sheet from the oven.

Shaved and melted crayons.

Makes great candles :

 Lip Gloss

If you’re looking for lip gloss in an unconventional shade, the sky’s the limit when you use crayons to create it. All you need are crayons and some coconut oil.

Crayon Play-Doh

Play-Doh can occupy kids for hours, and making your own is pretty easy, not to mention fun. It’s also an educational experience, as it involves math, science, cognitive thinking, fine motor skills and, of course, creative expressionhttp://domesticmommyhood.com/diy-crayon-play-doh/

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