Creative Play Activities with Melted Crayon Rocks

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Creative Play Activities with Melted Crayon RocksRemember those melted crayon rocks we made back in June? Well, the kids have used them for a lot of creative play over the summer and I thought it would be fun to share. They were an engaging art project to begin with and now act as prompts, accessories, and key components of some great play.

Here are some of the ways they have used them…

Creative Play Activities with Melted Crayon Rocks

  • As pretend food (mostly cookies and candy)
  • Selling them in their play store
  • Sorting and handling them (they feel great to hold!)
  • Decorations (more me than them)
  • Raising and lowering the rocks in a bucket using the porch pulley system
  • Using them to create designs and shape letters

Some photos of creative play using the melted crayon rocks:

Melted Crayon Rocks1

Making designs…

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Shaping letters…

Toy Cash Register and Crayon Rocks 1

Selling them as candy when playing store…

Toy Cash Register for Play Store 2

And as cookies in another pretend store…

Toy Cash Register for Play Store 6

This time arranged in a tin… Other items for sale in this store were painted art blocks by my friend Meg, oil pastels, wood bits, and markers.

The toy cash register is a Learning Resources Pretend and Play Calculator Cash Register by the way, and it’s great! by the way, and it’s great! I bought it more so the girls could learn about money (the coins and bills included are very realistic) and as a math tool for Maia. Mostly they just play with it. And Maia likes to use the calculator to whip up crazy big numbers. I bought our  toy cash register from Discount School Supply, but it’s also available on Amazon (at almost half price at the moment).

What are some of your kids’ favorite toys and non-toys for creative play activities ?

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  1. says

    Lovely post – great pics. Recently, my children played shop and tic-tac-toe on the beach with some found treasure – stones and shells mainly. We also decorated the stones with washable felt-tip pens and made a whole kingdom, with characters, castle features and furniture. Here’s the link if you fancy seeing what we got up to: http://home-adventurer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/she-sells-seashells.html
    We have that cash register btw – the tray doesn’t open too well any more, but they love making up huge numbers too. x

  2. says

    You know I have such a soft spot for rocks, this is a great post – with great pictures! My kids love sticks and boxes. (Don’t all kids?) The other “non-toy” that we were really into for a while was cornstarch and water. My son could play with that goop for hours. :)