Wacky Uses Wednesday: Crayons

Dye candles. Melt Crayons with paraffin to make colored candles.

Hide scratches on furniture. Rub the nick with a matching Crayon.  

Mend a leaking vase. Hold a match under the pointed end of a Crayon that matches the color of the vase and let the meltĀ­ed wax drip into the crack. After the wax cools, scrape away the excess.

Hide small bleach spots on clothing. Color the spot with a Crayon that matches the color of the fabric, then cover with wax paper and iron on a low setting.

Renew the worn dial on a washer or other appliance. Rub the knob with red or black Crayon until the indentations of the letters and numbers are filled with colored wax. Then wipe off the excess crayon.

Seal envelopes. Melt Crayons as sealing wax for envelopes.


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