I found the tin my children kept their crayons stashed in. It's old and rusted, a bit beat up and has a Teddy Bear Picnic scene on the lid. I couldn't pitch it, really, the memories were too strong, taking me back to simpler times when they sat at their little wooden table. I could see it in my mind, then I opened the lid and I was a goner. Sigh, the smell of childhood....crayons! I LOVE crayons!! Come on, you KNOW what I'm talkin' about.
The crayons weren't in the best shape but I decided right then and there that I would make a page in my journal using these crayons. Out came the applique iron (never used for applique by the way) because I had bought it for this very purpose of melting crayons. Sorting the crayons by colors, piles of beautiful colors!!
Have you tried melting crayons? The smell is divine...crayons on high! Dabbing the melted goodness, smearing it with my trusty iron had me giddy as a kid! Here's my sample pages.
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