Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Show and Tell Tuesday: Making Crayons


I know you're thinking, "What on earth is Parker doing with a tampon?" Well, for awhile now, Jake has been making homemade crayons out of scrap crayons. "Why?" You ask. I'm not completely sure, but he seems to enjoy it. I've heard of making candles out of scrap crayons before, but not crayons out of crayons.

"What does all of this have to do with tampons?" You ask. Well, Jake's always looking for different ways to make the crayons, and on this particular day I set down an almost full box of tampons in front of Jake and jokingly asked him if he knew anyone with a leaky boat. I had bought generic tampons and quickly discovered that brand does matter in this case. I felt bad just throwing them out though. Well, my resourceful husband quickly snatched them up and decided to try using the casings to make a "new" batch of crayons.

Eww, I know. Sorry.

Here are some of the latest creations. Aren't the colors, um... pretty?

This is to show that maybe, just maybe, I'm not the weirdest one in the family after all.


Dadaaaaa said...

No, this confirms that you ARE, in fact, the most odd one in the family. Why? Because you're the one that decided to take pictures, post them on the internet and send the link to everyone you know. Weirdo!

beautyinallthings said...

Bwaahaaa. That one had me laughing and rolling on the floor! Great GREAT Show and tell!!!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

I'm cracking up at "Dadaaa's" comment!!!

Eartaste said...

Found this in my inbox this morning. . .

Dear grandpa soos,

"Mama, she bought leaky tampons,"
I cried to my daddaa one day.
"Don't worry, I'll turn them to crayons,"
Me wonderful dadaaa did say.

And mama, she took lot of pictures,
So dadaaa is stuck here for life.
Mama, she blogged them like scriptures;
So Dadaa can't find a new wife.


by dr parker

Jenny said...

Your hubby is so very creative! And your pictures tell the story perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sarah Soos said...

hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!! This is awesome. I think those crayons are really cool, and when Parker gets old enough, he will either completely appreciate them or be completely embarrassed that he colored with crayons made out of tampon tube-thingys.

Blogzilla said...

Hilarious! Love the creativity!

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