Originally Posted by WeasleyMum
Please explain... I keep trying to imagine what a crayon muffin might be but it seems like a cranberry muffin with bits of crayon in it-- which reminds me of my childhood dog that used to love-love-love to eat crayons. What is a crayon muffin REALLY?
Also, what is a loss-leader? I've seen that term in here and don't know it.
I've never heard them called crayon muffins, but you break bits of crayon or use all those little broken pieces and melt them in muffin tins (mini muffins are best). You only fill them a little and you end up with a multi-colored crayon. You can look it up on line. We did it with some friends and used heart shaped mini-muffin tins and came up with some cool crayons. You can be totally random or do it by families - like shades of green.
We do back to school shopping even though we're pretty much unschoolers. We always need art supplies. I hit Staples this year; they had a penny sale. 1 cent for a pack of pencils, pencil sharpeners. I think it was 9 cents for bottles of white glue. Folders, notebooks, etc were all on sale too. We usually hit Target for things like 10 packs of crayons for $1 but this year their sale isn't good.
All our kids have backpacks, even the 2 yo. Backpacks come in handy during overnights at grandma's, trips (last time we flew, everyone carried their own toys and cuddly) or even adventures around town. Our oldest does a three hour art class where he brings a snack so he has a lunch box - also good for trips to the park, etc.