This year was a smidge more difficult because one of the kids in Pi's class has severe food allergies. This little girl has to have all of her food specially made, so I didn't want to send in a sweet and have her feel left out.
Looking at the large pile of broken and worn down crayons that Pi has gave me an idea. There were so many, that the container they were kept in barely closed anymore. I figured we could recycle them while making a dent in the crayon overload.
We started by peeling the wrappers, breaking the larger pieces into tiny pieces, and separating them by color families.
Then we filled up a Halloween cookie mold with them. They were baked at 220 degrees for 10 minutes until fully melted.
When they were done, I let them cool for 5 minutes on the counter and then 5 minutes in the freezer. After the freezer they popped right out.
In no time, we had a stack of super neat crayons and a much more manageable crayon container.
This candy corn and Frankenstein are my two favorites.
They were wrapped up in Halloween lollipop bags and are all ready to go. If I have some extra time this week, I might make little tags to add to the bags.
These favors cost us under $2 (for the bags), just an afternoon worth of time, and no one has to worry about food allergies.
Do you guys send Halloween favors for school? What grade is too old for favors anymore? I'm not sure Pi will let me send anything next year.