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Kids:   How to Make a Multicolored Crayon Ball

(With adult help, of course!)

Save your broken crayons. Remove the paper from the crayons and place the crayons in the  top of a double boiler.

Have an adult at the stove to melt the crayons.

Heat the crayons just enough till they are soft and pliable. 

(Now, kids can help with the molding of the crayon ball!)

Mold into balls with your hands. You can make small balls, big balls...You decide. 
Heh, make a crayon square and be different!

Set the crayon balls on an old plate or tray and let cool.
Kids love these. 

Be Sure that an Adult helps you with making the crayon balls.
Do not attempt this without supervision, or you could end up burning the family's favorite pot, or worse, burning yourself and destroying the kitchen!

Please click on the above image for more information about these crayons!




Kids will love the variety of colors in this three-tier telescoping tower of 150 crayons.
It's won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award--their highest honor!

The tower contains 118 regular crayons, 16 metallic FX crayons and 16 glitter crayons. It's the largest set of Crayola crayon colors ever. The metallic and glitter crayons are included for cool coloring effects. Plus, the unique case with telescoping design expands
into a tower of crayons in a three-tier display case.

Simply lift to open the two layers, then turn counterclockwise to lock into place. While little artists enjoy the endless choice of
colored crayons and the easy access to them, adults will enjoy the ready-made storage, that will make for easy cleanup.

The tower includes a built-in sharpener to ensure that a fresh crayon tip is only a twist away.
So, go ahead, unleash your child's creativity. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Nontoxic.


Please click on the above image for more information about these neat crayons!

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How to Make a Tire Swing

Adding a traditional tire swing to your home may not only bring back childhood memories, but will allow your children to also create similar memories of fun filled moments playing with friends!

A tire swing is fairly easy to assemble and only requires a minimal amount of time and a few basic, easy to acquire supplies.

Instructions: Before you start building a tire swing you will need the following:
- Tire - Thick rope - One large tree with a strong, sturdy limb - Power drill - A ladder


Follow these steps:

Step #1.
First just find the right tire that you need! Keep in mind, however, that many of the newer tires have steel belts that can poke through and possible cause injury to a child. Most older tires do not have steel, and are best suited to use for your swing assembly.

Step #2.
Take a moment to clean, wash, and rinse the tire using a hose and soap. This will help prevent the black rubber from marking or damaging your childrens clothing or garments. For an ever better clean, you can try taking the tire to an auto wash facility, and use the powerful sprayers for the best results.

Step #3.
Using a power drill, drill three to four small holes in the bottom of the tire to prevent rain, dirt, and other nature elements from collecting in the tire.

Step #4.
Choose the tree (and the tree limb) you will be using to hang the tire from. Make sure that you pick a healthy tree with a sturdy limb to ensure proper safety of the completed swing.

Step #5.
Purchase or find a sturdy, thick rope that will be able to handle a sufficient amount of weight and stress that will occur during the swinging. Be sure to purchase enough rope to extend from the limb to the ground, plus enough extra (about 3-4 feet) to use for knots on both ends. You may also want to consider using two ropes for the swing, which will provide additional safety and will be longer lasting.

Step #6.
Now you can begin to assemble the swing! First, find an old piece of rubber house or thick padding to wedge between the limb and the rope to protect the tree.

Than tie one of rope to the tree limb; make sure to double knot this end of the rope. Also, tie a knot directly underneath the limb to keep the rope securely in place during swinging. Than just loop the rope through the top portion of the tire and secure with another knot; a traditional square tie knot is recommended.

Than tie a second knot to keep the first securely in place. Finally, cut any remaining loose rope that remains. Test the swing yourself to ensure its safe before letting any children on it.

Step #7.
Have fun and let the swinging began!
Article Source: http://www.content-corral.com By: Robert Thomson- Ryan is the owner and author of a website about tire swings.



Don't want to make a tire swing?
The below tire swing is a great option and a very good product!



Lifebuoy Swing

What an upgrade from the traditional tire swing.

Multiple children can enjoy spinning 360° while swinging with their friends.

Made of durable plastic and includes ropes, installation instructions, and a 1 year warranty.

Weight Limit: 350 lbs. Please click on the above image for more information about this fun swing!