Monthly Archives: October 2009

Block Crayons

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Visitors often ask where we get the colorful block crayons that we use at the drawing tables during our Drop-In Workshops.  The answer is that we make them!  We save all of the small unusable crayons ends and sort them by color.  When we have collected enough we use a wax melter palette (similar to this one) to melt each color.  Using aluminum eye-droppers we transfer the colors from the wax melter to small plastic containers (empty containers from small portions of butter or jam can work well if you do this at home) and mix the colors into different designs as we transfer the melted wax.  This process is a great way to recycle unusable crayon pieces while creating a new crayon to use for rubbings, for children with small hands or just for fun.

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Clay Wheel-Throwing Workshop

Here are a few photos from our great Wheel-throwing Workshop last weekend.  If you missed it, check out our next workshop on  Dec 6th from 1-4pm ($36 for members, $48 for non-members).

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