OCD might not be so bad…..

December 9, 2011


My kids are singing at church Saturday night, and I’ve put together a little coloring book for them to have when they go back to sit with their parents, and I wanted to include some crayons. We have some at school, but not enough, so I bought some at the dollar store.

Do you know what is completely satisfying? Sorting crayons by color – not the banner picture way, just by lumping them together in bowls.

The warmer colors.

The cooler colors.

It’s very therapeutic. I’ve also learned that there are many variations of all the colors – except for yellow. If you are trying to get crayon groupings that include one of each color, then after group three you are going to have to content yourself with believing that light orange will do, and after three of those, go with light green.

The kids won’t care, right? The best part of being a preschooler is coloring a candle flame blue and an Advent wreath purple and not having anyone hassle you about it.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “OCD might not be so bad…..”

  1. Ribs Said on:

    I too noticed this colour deficiency when I finally putting into action a half-baked plan to melt crayons and create exciting new shapes with them. Needless to say, I made one new crayon (star shape, since that was the only shaped ice cube tray I had) and then got bored with the whole process. Mind you, since then I have seen some car-shaped ones on a blog somewhere, which looked pretty darn cool. I reckon you’d like crayon melting, Lauren -- quite satisfying 🙂


  2. Gretchen Said on:

    Maybe you can try this project when you’re done:



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