My kids just started school (preschool and 1st grade), and I was trying to think of a fun treat after the first day of school. I came across this amazing site: Gourmet Mom on the Go. It has lots of fun food ideas. I came across the instructions for Edible Crayons: A Fun Back-to-School Treat, and knew we HAD to try it! (See this link for the full instructions.)
All you need is pretzel rods, candy melts, and paper for the “wrappers.” I got candy melts from Michaels in different colors, and had my kids help me dip the pretzels. It was a lot of fun. Then, while they were in school, I finished putting the crayons all together to surprise them with the completed product! Once the pretzels/candy were set, I wrapped the paper around them and secured with a little bit of tape. I created my own customized crayon wrappers in Photoshop, with my kids’ names on them, and printed them on colored cardstock. Once wrapped, I put the crayons into their own little tins. Cuteness! Love!!