Thursday, July 3, 2014

Grazia Silicone Mini Muffin Pan Review...PLUS...A DIY Recycled Crayon Tutorial


I'm a baker. It's something I'm pretty good at and something that I really enjoy.  I actually vend at our local farmers market and sell a lot of baked goods.  So when I saw this Grazia Silicone Mini Muffin Pan I thought......CUTE!!!  Mini muffins would be fun for my toddler.  But then.....as usually.....the thing that always happens when I see something cool.  My wheels starting turning and the "what else could I make with that" switch got flipped on and started running at full speed.  That's when I got a bright idea.  And I mean a really.....BRIGHT....idea!   This is how I used my Grazia Silicone Mini Muffin Pan.  And it was super fun!



Ever have this problem? 
Especially if you have kids.



Tons....and TONS.....of crayons.  Broken crayons!  So many crayons but not a single one intact.  We have this problem.  Small unsteady, uncoordinated hands coloring like crazy and always breaking the crayons.  Regular skinny stick straight crayons just don't work for toddlers.

So I used my Grazia Silicone 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan to make the perfect crayons for little toddler hands.  And it was a fun way to recycle all of those broken crayon pieces!

Step 1:
Peel all of the paper off of the crayons, break them up into smaller pieces and fill the muffin pan cups to the top.



Step 2:
Place them in the over for approximate 10 minutes 
at 250 degrees F.


Step 3:
Remove from the oven, allow to cool and POP those babies out!
You now have super fun, swirly toddler friendly crayons.
How easy was that?!


The fun thing is that you can play around with colors.  You can take all of your red pieces or all of your purple pieces and just make one big red crayon or one big purple crayon or you can combine colors to make swirly tie-dye colored crayons.  Whatever your creative mind wants to do!   You now have something new and fun for your child to get creative with and you can reuse those broken pieces.

This muffin pan was the perfect size and the silicone made it a piece of cake to pop the crayons out.   The silicone is heat resistance up to 450 degrees F, made of good quality food grade silicone, easy to clean and oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.  I originally got my crayon idea because I do a lot of soap making at home and thought this muffin pan would be good for making soaps.  Then I remembered all of our broken crayons and decided to try something new.  And I'm glad I did!

So if you're looking for a fun project that you can do with your kids, be sure to get one of these!  

Disclosure:
I was provided with a sample product free of charge to facilitate this review.  I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my true and honest opinions.  Cross my heart!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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