Friday, December 18, 2009

Great Gift Idea for Kids

This is a great frugal idea. I made these for my youngest daughters preschool class. It is a great way to use up old crayons, or the crayons that you receive at restuarants. What is it you ask? A crayon!

We put little gift bags together with the homemade crayons and candy canes.

Here is what we did. We took all the old crayons that we had and removed the leftover paper and broke them into little pieces. I sprayed my muffin tin with baking spray first. Then we placed the crayon pieces in a mini muffin tin.

I then placed them in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes. After they were melted, I placed them outside, where they would cool faster.

I then brought them back inside and simply flipped over the pan, they popped right out.

I broke off the thin edges and this is what you get.

All I had to buy was the treat bags ($1.97) and the candy canes (99 cents). So for around $3 I was able to make 16 treat bags and have plenty left over.

The kids loved these, and when you color with them, you get a multi color look. Too cute.

This post is linked to Frugal Friday.


  1. That's a cute idea that is super simple!!! Love it!

  2. I am so trying that! I love it!