Our bucket had finally runneth over. The bin full of crayons of projects past present and future was full of whole crayons and small pieces just begging to be given a brand new kreative lease on life. My daughter’s first birthday was just around the corner and I needed a kreative favor for our party guests. Being the thrifty mom that I am, I chose to spend most of my party budget on food and items I could not make by hand or didn’t have the time to tackle so homemade favors were definitely in order. I began to unwrap all the bits and pieces of crayons in the bin and mix them up in a large bowl. I did notice that the off brand wrappers were much easier to remove than their Crayola counterparts. I made all of the pieces roughly the same size with the help of my favorite Santoku knife and filled a winter themed shallow baking tin with the pieces. I baked them for 12 minutes at 250 degrees and then set the pan in the garage to cool. When the mold was cooled all the way through (about ten minutes in the cold garage in January) I popped these colorful treats out of the tins and taped them on to the favor cards. It was a relatively easy, but fun and home made project that gave my daughter’s fist birthday party that kreative touch I like to leave on all my events. I’m happy I saved all those crayons and recycled them into some birthday magic for our guests to take home and enjoy.