Fun Lunchbox Idea: Edible Crayons!

Were you a crayon-eater in kindergarten? Well, you don't have to like wax to enjoy these crayons. They look too real to eat, but they're truly edible, and a very fun treat for a lunchbox. Want to see what they're made out of?

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This idea comes from Mandy at Gourmet Mom on the Go. She makes these little treats out of just two things: Thick pretzel rods, and colored candy melts. Dip the ends of the pretzels in the melted colored candy, then cool and roll up in a crayon wrapper. Easy!

Mandy even offers free downloadable templates for the crayon wrappers. You can also customize them with kids' names, like Brooke did here at The Crafting Chicks (pictured above).

Get the instructions and crayon wrapper template: Edible Crayons at Gourmet Mom on the Go

Also check out another set of instructions and some thoughts on pencil boxes at Christy's blog:

Edible Crayons for Teacher Appreciation at The Girl Who Ate Everything

And here's one more crazy example of edible crayons on a whole other level: Luxirare's edible crayons can actually write!

Related: Back To Work and School: 15 Great Lunchbox Snacks

(Images: Christy of The Girl Who Ate Everything; Brooke of The Crafting Chicks)