by Wiley

This large custom order was recently mailed out to a client. The client and I worked together to pick out the perfect pink, green, and yellow materials for her goodie bags:

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To celebrate our first big order, we made up some business cards. A shrunken-down version of Ingo’s banner + home printer + beloved Dahle paper cutter = (voilà!) instant branding tool

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Rainbow crayons are a kiddie crowd-pleaser. To make your own, all you’ll need are:

  • crayons
  • a silicone mold
  • a sheet of foil
  • a cookie sheet
  • an oven
  • an oven mitt
  1. Preheat your oven to 250°.
  2. Let your kid peel off the crayon wrappers and break the crayons.
  3. Line the cookie sheet with some foil, then place the silicone mold onto the foil. (The foil will help catch any melted liquid that runs off the mold.)
  4. Let your kid place the broken crayons into the mold.
  5. Place the cookie sheet into the oven.
  6. Check on the crayons every five to ten minutes . Once the crayons have melted down, use your oven mitt to take out the cookie sheet. (The molds will now be about half-filled.)
  7. Drop more crayon pieces into the mold.
  8. Place the tray into the oven again for a second round of melting.
  9. Use your oven mitt to remove the tray from the oven, then let the crayons cool completely.
  10. Pop the crayons out of the mold.

Now let your kid color away!

Notes:

  • The labels on both Crayola and Roseart crayons are pretty easy to peel. (Every once in awhile, you might get a crayon that’s a bit “gummy.” You can set those crayons aside or else spend some time rubbing away the gumminess.) In terms of quality, Crayola crayons produce less waxy/higher quality rainbow crayons than Roseart, but both are acceptable for this project. (For Quizzical Creatures products, we only use Crayola.) I’d steer clear of super cheap crayons, like the Oriental Trading Company brand, which are hard to peel and incredibly waxy.
  • Target sells inexpensive silicone molds, especially around certain holidays. (I found silicone heart molds in their $1 bin around Valentine’s Day.)

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