Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

For Kids: Old Crayons Made New

December 15, 2008

recycled-crayons-121408Here’s an easy gift you can make for kids with old and broken crayon stubs: chunky, recycled multi-color crayons in a variety of shapes. My son and I made a bunch of these this weekend, and he was delighted to be able to once again use all those old crayons that were too short for him to handle.

You can find easy-to-follow instructions here. (One note: though the directions here say to melt your crayons in a 150-degree oven, I found mine didn’t start melting until I upped the temperature to 200 degrees.)

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For the Home: Recycled Fabric Rug

December 8, 2008

rug2Who doesn’t have a few old t-shirts or raggedy towels around the house? My favorite eco-minded architect/crafter Michelle Kaufmann offers this idea for transforming them into a soft and attractive bath rug.