Introduction: Crayon Stripper Hack
This super easy-to-make tool makes it quick and fun to peel the paper off of crayons. Crayons without their paper are more useful for drawing and shading than many people know. It’s also necessary if you want to melt them as people do for various projects.
a wine cork, scrap of balsa wood, or insulation foam
x-acto knife blade
drill and 11/32” bit
Step 1: Drill Hole
Mark and drill 11/32” hole through the round side of the cork as shown.
Step 2: Add the Blade
Tap the x-acto blade into the top of the cork until its tip is just visible through the hole. The blade needs to run parallel to the hole.
Step 3: Test
Push a crayon through to test. If it doesn’t cut, tap the blade a little deeper. If it’s cutting too deep, pull it back a little with a pair of pliers. It’s best not to cut too deep because it makes crumbs and can weaken the crayon.
Step 4: Have Fun!
Once you’ve adjusted the depth of cut to your liking you’re ready to process as many as you want.
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