So I have been feeling really bad again about neglecting my blog. I evidently subscribe to way too many bloggers because my email inbox is overwhelmed with new blog posts every day! I will do much better when school starts (famous last words). I haven't had time to share much of anything since I am finishing up my master's classes. Then when I do think of something great I want to share I don't have a picture and haven't been able to get into my classroom until the floors get waxed.
So in honor of the new crayon smell that is arriving in stores near you, here is just a little quick project for you to do when you start buying those boxes of crayons for 25 cents...
The best part is you have to make a cake or just eat a tub of ready to eat cake icing. I've been known to eat a tub of icing by myself one spoonful (or two) at a time.
Take the label off and wash it out or run it through the dishwasher cycle and remove the lid.
Next, you just spread hot glue on a small area on the side of the tub in no particular pattern. (I just love hot glue!)
Now quickly begin to put the crayons on top of the glue. The rim of the tub works great for keeping them even and straight. I am usually picky & want them to all have them writing (Crayola or Crayon) facing up but as you can see I dropped yellow too soon so he is facing backwards and then red....well I don't know what happened to him! He looks like he is standing sideways talking to yellow.
Continue adding small sections of hot glue and crayons until you are finished! It takes about 1 and 1/2 boxes of the 24 count crayons to cover the entire tub.
And here is the finished product. It is really cute sitting on a primary colored shelf or on your desk. I also use these as my sharpened/not sharpened pencil cups.
Not bad for a 5 minute project that costs less than 50 cents!
I have also done this project using unsharpened yellow pencils and I believe it was a Pringles chip can. Perfect for holding rulers or all of those long pointers (just add a few rocks in the bottom to keep it from toppling over.