Over on Mahalo, there are two recipes for making your own crayons. The first calls for Ivory Snow soap flakes, but I would suggest grating up a bar of your favorite natural soap. Then, there’s a how-to on recycling old bits of crayon to make big, chunky ones. Or you can make your own layers crayons, which Julie previously taught us.
Making art and craft supplies is a fun activity to do with your kids and they’ll be proud of themselves as they create their masterpieces. These would also make great gifts for other children in your life. I know my nephew is going to love getting some homemade crayons in his stocking this year!
Do you have any craft supplies that you enjoy making at home? I would love to get more recipes and ideas. Feel free to leave a comment with some of your homemade ideas.
[Paint hands image by abbey*christine via Flickr Creative Commons, watercolors image by jpmatth via Flickr Creative Commons, Playdough image by mini-eco, Poster paint image by Pepper Paints, Glue image by Rakka via Flickr Creative Commons, Crayons image by ….Tim via Flickr Creative Commons]