Monday, April 4, 2011

April Fool's Day Fun - After School

I heard about this from my sister -edible crayons out of pretzels and chocolate, so while my kids were in school, I went to "town" so to speak. My accomplices to make the fake out crayons...- Food coloring, bread sticks (because my store didn't have the pretzel rods-weird) and Heat and Mold candy.

Took out my new Pampered Chef paring knife to slowly shave the bread sticks into a point.

Slowly is the word on this because I broke a ton! Like all these.
Starting to build a nice supply...

Look, 12 per "box" (or so I thought I could do) Hum-didn't happen.

I put the white candy into different mugs-then heated mug-one at a time in the microwave.

I had to stir right away ..

Then add the food coloring.

Then I had to dip in the bread sticks. Problem-the candy cools down SUPER fast and it would not stick very well to the bread sticks. If I reheated it, it burned the candy-I went through tons of sticks and heating and ARGH!!!!!!!! is all I can say.
Here's all the bread sticks with the frosting on the ends.. had some break on me too.

I printed out these "crayon" labels ( I found online) onto different colored construction paper.
Took my paper trimmer and cut them out..

then wrapped them around my "crayons". I used double stick tape to adhere.

Found this template online-I printed it out on yellow construction paper.

then cut it out, and folded it on the fold guidelines,

Then I took my hole punch and notched the back of the box-like the real boxes have.

I printed out the front cover of a real Crayola box-then glued it to the front on my homemade box. 5 fat "crayons" fit perfectly inside.

Here are two boxes ready to be eaten.

Little crayons so cute and fake.

Someones really happy and likes to eat crayons. (Well, the candy at the end of the stick anyways)

Enjoy! because I will never make these again. I will leave the melting, dipping and stirring to someone else next year. But that smile was worth it!


rita jean said...

That's really cool!!! I want crayons to eat! ;)

Lola said...

I would never even think of something like that, but they look so cute. I loved reading about your experience, and the pictures were super helpful if I ever get brave enough to make my own. -Lola

Coni Tejada said...

hey, these are really cool! would love to make these for kids in my family. thank so much for sharing! :-)