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Re: tons of old crayons...

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 21:33:47 -0400


Try warming them in a sunny window or with a low heat hair dryer. You can
finger sculpt with them. They also get soft in hot water. A group of my
students shaved them with carrot peelers and old hand held pencil sharpeners
for impressionistic work, designs like sandpainting and greeting cards.
Their idea. We also melted them in aluminum pie tins on top of the firing
kiln to make large chunk crayons for drawing and calligraphic sign writing.
The colors ran together to make a mahogany brown and a paynes gray. Not
bad.
You can warm them in hot water and push them together to make multiple color
blocks for many uses. Linda K.
-----Original Message-----
From: Chochip1 <Chochip1>
To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Thursday, June 24, 1999 8:43 PM
Subject: tons of old crayons...

>Just thought I'd pick your creative brains a bit, my fellow artsednetters!
>I have so many boxes of old crayons, many are the big Kdg. kind that are
>still whole, but I'd love to find a way tomake art with them in an unusual
>way. Sculpture would be fun, but I teach k-5, so ideas involving melting
the
>crayons to attach them to themselves won't work at my level... any thoughts
>on the subject?
>Many thanks,
>June in NJ (last day for kids!!)
>