April 15, 2014
Local mom Regan Wong found a nifty way to repurpose the contents of that long forgotten box, tucked away in a closet, filled to the brim with broken, sometimes wrapperless crayons.
The vibrant coloring tools undoubtedly lived a life of usefulness at one point, but rather than letting them sit on a shelf reminiscing about the good old days of elementary school, or letting them rot in a landfill, Wong is turning them in to something environmentally friendly and beautiful.
Wacky Crayons takes used crayons, melts them down and, using food-grade molds, crafts new, multicolored drawing tools in various shapes and sizes.
“We didn’t invent this, but we’re sort of perfecting it along the way,” Wong said.
October 15, 2013
The Sammamish Library presents Star Wars Reads Day, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19.
Have your photo taken with “Star Wars” characters, attend a show with Charlie Williams (The Noiseguy) and participate in Lego-building stations with Bricks 4 Kidz. All events are free.
Join costumed members of Alpha Base, a chapter of the Rebel Legion, and Garrison Titan, of the 501st Legion, for photos during the first hour. Please bring your own camera. Lego 4 Kidz will have Lego stations for building your own creations.