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How to Make Crayon Muffins on a Snow Day

Snow Day 2014 House

It snowed yesterday in Oklahoma City! I can’t remember a time when it snowed this early in the season. The gold leaves on my Sully’s tree always fall too fast for me. But, I do love the snow, and I welcomed a Snow Day!

We started the day with cornmeal mush. It made the children and husband dry heave. Sorry, family. I didn’t mean to make you sick. =/

Cornmeal mush reminds me of my father and brings back fond memories of my childhood. He believed in hot cereal on cold mornings and I’m so glad he did. Cornmeal mush also reminds me of this hilarious clip from the Little Rascals.

Don’t drink the milk.

Why?

It’s spoiled!

But, about how to make crayon muffins.

The other day when we were at Mary’s Flea Market, a local swap meet, Bridgette asked me to buy her some little muffin tins. I thought she could make tiny muffins for the family one morning and they were only 25 cents apiece. Today, I found a great use for them: muffin crayons. I’ve been wanting to do this forever, and the snow day gave me a great excuse. I’ve been saving broken crayons for 10 years. This was so much fun!

It took the kids a good hour to peel all the paper off the crayons, so it’s a great activity to get them away from the iPad and TV. I think they turned out really cool looking. They color well, too. They were very proud of themselves and it was a chance to teach them about upcycling.

crayon muffins tins

I used small tins.

Crayons How To Make Crayon Muffins

Our beautiful broken crayon mess.

Crayon Muffins Kids Craft Project

Crayon Muffins

How to Make Crayon Muffins

Click here to read a terrific blog post on how to make muffin tin crayons or just follow my instructions. I combined a couple of instructions for the ones I made.

  • Heat oven to 275
  • Peel and chop crayons
  • Spray tin muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray
  • Fill cups with chopped crayons
  • Leave in oven for 15-20 minutes or until liquefied
  • Place in refrigerator to cool for 30 minutes
  • You’re done!

What’s your favorite way to spend a snow day?

Snow Day Kids

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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3 Comments

  1. estherjulee

    i love this crayon muffin idea.. i don’t remember the last time i had crayons… but i’m sure when we have kids.. we’ll have plenty of broken ones lying around to make this. 🙂 i know i did when i was a kid.

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  2. Andi

    We were a cream of wheat family and I love hot cereal on a cold day. We are getting our first major rain of the season and oatmeal has been on my mind every morning. I love reading and watching movies on snow days. But those are few and far between here in Northern California, you have to go out of your way to drive to the snow to get some!

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  3. Katie @ Domestiphobia

    How cool! This looks like something my friend might like to do with her kids! You didn’t have any issues with it ruining your muffin tin?

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