Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Colors of Our World


Messes everywhere and so we begin where we may, and I say let us begin with the pieces. Crayon pieces here and there and everywhere. We gathered them all, or probably only most of them. We sat together and unwrapped broken Crayolas, sorting them into color groups and discussing our combination options. We experimented with mixes and gradients, with a bright pink and a bumblebee black and yellow. And we have no idea what the results will be when we pull them out of the oven. We've never done this before.


We're excited to see our creations. To color with them, and to share them as party favors for Maria's birthday party.

We're Listening To: Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," David Bowie, Eugene Ormandy and Philadelphia Orchestra. Last spring we watched a wonderful version of the story on PBS

8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea to do with broken crayons, and I'm sure everyone will have fun with them.

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  2. Ah, the derpday - y'all are going to have a great time!

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  3. I can't wait to see what colors you come up with. Also, am looking forward to the derpday!

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  4. I love making these! My fave is to make them using chocolate candy molds, then you get really fun shapes. I also went to the kindergarten teachers at the kids school at the end of the year last year and they gave me all thier crayons that would have been thrown out. It's such a fun project!

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  5. I've always thought the melty-crayon crafting was a terrific idea. I also like the thought of using them as gifts for the attending derfday guests - much better than another plastic geegaw!

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  6. How did the melting go? Do you need more crayons?? I still have some...

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  7. This is always a fun project :)

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