It’s time for Back to School. Time to open those brand new boxes of crayons and pencils. But what in the world do you do with all those old school supplies still sitting in your child’s backpack since May. Resist the urge to toss them in the trash and try one of these 12 awesome new uses for old crayons!
- Crayon Color Block Candles – Consider upcycling your broken candles into candles! Such a fun and funky way to get rid of broken crayons. (via Brit & Co)
- Homemade Crayons – This is the easiest repurpose of all! Melt your old crayons down into new ones. (via My Frugal Adventures)
- Melted Crayon Pumpkin – Put the carving knife away and grab some crayons and a hair dryer instead. (via Dream a Little Bigger)
- Crayon Christmas Ornaments – Try this activity with the kids over the winter break. Then gift to all your neighbors. (via Clumsy Crafter)
- Crayon Twist Sticks – Use old glue stick containers to make homemade twistable crayons. (via Having Fun at Home)
- Crayon Rocks – Take your rock painting game to a new level with these melted crayon rocks (via Red Ted Art)
- Crayon Lip Gloss – Combine melted crayons and coconut oil to make crayon lip gloss. Make as many shades of lipgloss as colors in the box! (via MomDot)
- Crayon Easter Egg – If the the traditional dip/dye method has lost it’s appeal, try these Melted Crayon Easter Eggs. (via Jenna Burger)
- Crayon Pencil Toppers – These fun little Crayon Pencil Toppers are awesome because they can double as crayons too. (via Skip to My Lou)
- Crayon Coasters – Make these the same way you make homemade crayons but once they are cool, add some Mod Podge to make them durable. (via J Man and Miller Bug)
- Crayon Play Dough – Next time you make homemade play dough, try using old crayons in the recipe instead of food coloring! (via The OT Toolbox)
- Melted Crayon Canvas Art – The possibilities are endless on this one. Do a quick Pinterest search to get ideas. We really liked this Love Themed Canvas. (via My Crafty Spot)
:: Back to School with Walmart ::
Walmart knows that Back-to-School can be a crazy, hectic time for parents. That’s why they offer multiple ways to shop so mom and dad can get everything for back-to-school without losing their sanity or breaking the budget! Here are some of our favorite ways to shop at Walmart:
Online Grocery Pickup: Walmart is keeping the math simple and the numbers big, subtracting an extra trip to stores. There are now hundreds of back-to-school staples available for Online Grocery Pickup shopping (a 150 percent increase*) so customers can stock their fridge with lunchroom favorites at the same time they shop for supplies and have them delivered right to their car. Walmart currently has more than 800 Online Grocery Pickup locations across the country.
Pickup Today – Walmart has doubled the number of items available for same-day pickup,* including the top 400+ back-to-school items – so kids and college students can be at the top of the class in no time. And don’t forget to check for items that say “free pickup + discount” to save even more.
“Back-to-School Helpers” – Walmart’s Holiday Helpers didn’t graduate after the holiday season – they’re helping for the first time this school year and are ready to assist customers to checkout, find the shortest lines and add any last-minute items they may have forgotten, so no one is unprepared when the bell rings.
Shopping Lists in a Flash – Back-to-school shopping shouldn’t be rocket science. Walmart is integrating the popular resource, TeacherLists, into a dedicated back-to-school shopping destination that will enable customers to connect with classrooms to get school supply lists directly from teachers – so this isn’t a best guess supply list; it’s the real deal from the teachers themselves.
Make Walmart your one-stop destination for Back-to-School this year. Take advantage of Online Grocery Pickup and skip the store altogether or use their in-store services like Pickup Today and “Back-to-School Helpers.” Then you’ll be planning a last minute trip to the pool, instead of spending your last days of summer running all over town.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.