Crayon Stripper Hack

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Introduction: Crayon Stripper Hack

About: I like to make things. Art, inventions, tools, ukuleles, etc...

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.

Supplies

a wine cork, scrap of balsa wood, or insulation foam

x-acto knife blade

drill and 11/32” bit

small hammer

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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    16 Comments

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    shsu8
    shsu8

    2 days ago

    That’s a great idea!😀

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    scotto
    scotto

    Reply 2 days ago

    thanks

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    GailL34
    GailL34

    7 days ago

    Nice! You might use the papers for another craft, too.

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    scotto
    scotto

    Reply 7 days ago

    thanks

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    zhyunkk
    zhyunkk

    12 days ago

    Thanks scott👍

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    scotto
    scotto

    Reply 10 days ago

    You are welcome.

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    scotto
    scotto

    Reply 16 days ago

    thanks

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    sniffydogs
    sniffydogs

    16 days ago

    Perfect!!! Even little ones can have fun safely doing this. Wish I had known this about 40 years ago. Thank-you!!!!!

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    scotto
    scotto

    Reply 16 days ago

    you're welcome!

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    walterelaich
    walterelaich

    16 days ago

    great, SAFE, way to remove the crayon 'skins'

    walt
    retired elementary art teacher

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    scotto
    scotto

    Reply 16 days ago

    thanks

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    spidrluvr
    spidrluvr

    16 days ago

    People look at this as though it's such a simple idea. It is a useful item, but what I see is the genius in you that it took to mentally create the idea and the materials needed to make the item. Ideas like this come easy to a few people, but the majority of people don't have the ability to think these things out. Great tool and creative idea!

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    scotto
    scotto

    Reply 16 days ago

    thanks

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    BettyHill
    BettyHill

    22 days ago

    I love the simple and clever solutions, thanks for sharing.

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    scotto
    scotto

    Reply 22 days ago

    Thanks.