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How to Make Jumbo Crayons

Since it is the traditional school year is over and the crayons no longer look all pointy and shiny and new like this

but look like, you know, all broken and dull, I thought it would be the perfect time to make a video tutorial about how to make jumbo crayons out of broken crayon pieces. 

Except between all the art camps and swim lessons and vacation bible schools and new babies needing attention I have precisely ZERO energy left over to apply eye liner and lipstick so you people will continue to be under the illusion that I look anything resembling presentable to the general public.

That's when I got the idea to do a photo tutorial instead of a video. Brilliant, right? No one would be any the wiser that I didn't get a shower today and my hair looks like it hasn't seen the business end of a brush in nigh onto two days. 

But that was right before I remembered that my oldest daughter took the camera to church camp and won't be back until the end of the week.

Sooooo... what you are going to get instead is a fabulous recycled chunky crayon tutorial that looks exactly like what I was planning to show you!  Go ahead and click on that link to see a mighty fun way to make jumbo crayons.

It's a great way to recycle broken crayons and little kids love to color with them to see the marbled results! I even gave them out as party favors one year. I just wrapped two jumbo crayons in some colorful cellophane with a small pad of drawing paper and tied it with some pretty ribbon for each favor.

Click on the Tutorial Tuesday button above to see some of my own tutorials, and if you would like to share one of your own, add your link below. Remember to include a link back to Smockity Frocks in your post so your readers can enjoy all of the tutorials.

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  1. Thanks for hosting! I love checking out what everyone is up to. :)

  2. Love this idea. It reminds me of the jar of crayon shavings my grandma and I would keep and then melt down.

  3. Wish my boys were a little younger, I love this idea! You always have such great ideas Connie!
    Thanks so much for hosting!

  4. I’d love to link up sometime, if I can think of a decent tutorial 😉 But it’s always so crazy here on Mondays and Tuesdays! Would it be alright if, whenever I eventually get my stressed behind in gear and do one if I were to link up on Wednesday instead? Yeah I know it kind of misses the point of it being on a certain day… :( I just tend to overestimate what I can accomplish all the time and then it doesn’t get done so I thought, if I’m being honest, realistic… well Wednesday would be a lot more likely for me to get something posted.

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      @Mama Mirage, Feel free to link up an old post on any Tutorial Tuesday, as long as you include a link back here on your post. If you post a tutorial tomorrow, you can either link it to this one, or wait until next week and link to that one.

  5. Cute idea! Thanks for hosting!

  6. I love that idea, they are so pretty and sturdy looking! I think it’s almost time for more baby photos. Just sayin’ :)

  7. Fun blog! I have added your linky party to my Linky Love Library page on my blog.

    ~Lori@live,laugh,love,create :)

  8. Hi Connie! I would always make sure I had a coupl eof these in my purse when I had to take the kids with me to the doctor. They LOVED drawing on the paper that lined the table!