Making New Crayons from Old Ones!

Each week I feature a new frugal fun activity for you and your kids provided by Sharon at Mom on Dealz.  This week is a great way to use all those broken bits of crayon in the house!

Materials:
broken crayons
oven
cupcake/muffin pan

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Gather all of the broken crayons you have in the house.
3. Spray muffin pan with PAM or line them with foil liners. (I used my oldest pan for this in hopes of having an excuse to replace it, but the crayons don’t stick so no such luck for me!)
4. Divide crayon pieces among the spaces in the pan on your preference. You can put similar colors together, seasonal colors together, primary colors together, etc.
5. Put pan in the oven. Check every 5 minutes to monitor if they are melting. Everyone’s oven is different so time will vary.
6. When crayon pieces are completely melted, remove from the oven and allow to cool. If you are in a rush, you can put them in the fridge or freezer.
7. Pop out of pan and color away with your new crayons!

Educational Usage:
1. Discuss with your child different states of matter and how the crayons went from a solid, to a liquid, and then to a solid again.
2. Discuss the blending of the colors and how different colors can combine to make new colors.
3. Use this activity to help your child review steps in a process. They can retell you the steps orally, they can draw the steps, or write them down.
4. Discuss how this activity is an example of recycling. Talk about other things that can be recycled and the benefits of recycling. Have your child draw, list, or tell you other ways to help the enviroment.

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FREE Sample: Matrix Hydrathérapie Aqua Immersion Créme Masque

Try saying that title three times fast! 

Click here to grab your FREE sample! 

Thanks Common Sense With Money!

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Free Sample Miracle Whip

Click here to request a free sample of Miracle Whip (which will hopefully come with coupons!)  The sample is in the upper right hand corner!

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Extra Swagbucks for New Users

It’s been a while since I mentioned Swagbucks and I guess they knew it, because they released a code today for new users!

Their third birthday is coming up so to celebrate they want to give you Swagbucks!  If you aren’t familiar with Swagbucks click here to see my post all about it!

You can register for Swagbucks here. When you register, you’ll enter your name, email password and swagname. Then you’ll be taken to a page where you can enter the code above for the extra 50 Swagbucks (try the code BirthdayDeal)!

This code is for new members only but keep an eye on my blog because as their actual birthday gets closer they will be releasing even more codes!

And if you wonder if it works, did I tell you about my tv?

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DONE: Nationwide Give Away: $100 Cash from Ebates

Contest is finished! The winner will be notified on Monday!

Could anyone use a little extra cash?  I figured you might.  This give away can help you save some cash and possibly win some cash!

If you have been reading A Frugal Chick for a while, you have heard about ebatesEbates is a website that gives you cash back when you buy things on-line.  I did a nice big post on it earlier, so rather than give you all the info again just click here to get all the details! 

Because so many of you checked out Ebates during the holidays by linking through my site they wanted to reward you by giving one lucky reader $100 cash.  Yep, just plain ol’ money you can spend any way you want! 

You can enter to win up to four times- in order to enter at all you must complete entry step #1.  Entry Steps 2, 3 and 4 are optional but allow you to increase your chances at winning.

Step #1- You must sign up for ebates through one of my links if you are not already signed up.  If you have already signed up, no need to redo it (even if it wasn’t through my link)!  It is completely FREE and they will add $5 to your rebate!  After you are signed up leave me a comment from your registered e-mail address and let me know. 

Step #2- Leave me a comment on this post.  Just say hello or whatever you feel like!

Step #3- Follow me on facebook.   Then leave me a comment on THIS POST (not on facebook) and let me know!

Step #4- Put one of my links in your facebook status.  If I post a deal that you like tell your friends about it!  And then leave me a comment letting me know!

This contest will continue through Saturday 2/26 at noon and then I will pick a winner.  Before I announce it I will check with Ebates and make sure the e-mail address is registered.  If it isn’t I will pick another until we have one!  After I e-mail the winner they have 24 hours to reply or we move onto the next!

So let’s leave those comments and good luck!

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PetSmart: FREE Dog Food

Presidents Day Sales are going to the dogs!  This weekend at Pet Smart they have Science Diet Dog Food on sale!  And, of course, I found you the coupon to match!

Science Diet Light Dog Food, 4.5-lbs. $5.00 (through 2/21)
Use the $5 off of 1 coupon from the 1/9 Smart Source Insert
OR $8/1 Science Diet printable coupon (requires registration- there are several coupons on this site)
Final Price: FREE!

If you don’t need it maybe you can pick it up for a friend or donate it to a local shelter!

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The Body Shop= FREE Shipping With No Minimum Purchase

This weekend (through 2/21/11/) The Body Shop has FREE shipping with no minimum purchase. 

They are running some good sales right now- they have some cute gift sets for $2.50 and some mini shower sets for $6!

Click here to take a look around!

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