Edible Crayons for the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is celebrated on January 4th. Here is a snack that was served at one of our Little Flowers Girls' Club meetings last year, based on the virtue of Perseverance and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, since Mother Seton laid the foundation of the American parochial school system.

Edible Crayons

  • Pretzel Rods
  • Candy Melts (or white chocolate bark/chocolate chips with a little of your favorite food coloring added)
  • Paper Labels (make them yourself from construction paper with black squiggly lines)
  • Break or cut pretzel rods in half.
  • Melt candy melts or chocoalte chips in microwave on medium heat for 1 minute. Stir and continue cooking at 15 second intervals until melted. Stir well. Add a few drops food coloring if desired. Dip ends of pretzels in melted candy.
  • Place on wax paper or aluminum foil to dry.
  • When dry, wrap with labels and secure with tape.
Four "crayons" will fit perfectly in the little cardboard crayon boxes.  You can then add a printed picture of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to the outside of each box!

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  1. Thanks Robina! I only came up with the idea to use Edible Crayons (inspired by this post) for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and printed the images from my Catholic Artworks CD. Another mom actually made the crayons for me and came up with the idea to use the crayon boxes.

  2. I would love to have a copy of the picture of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton!

  3. What a neat idea! Where did you find the crayon boxes?

  4. Patricia ~ The picture of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is available for purchase from Catholic Artworks. It is included on their Faith Keepers Combo. (Note: They do offer a 50% discount to Home Educators.)

    Candice ~ The crayon boxes are just from the inside of a couple large Crayola crayon boxes, with the new real crayons dumped out.

  5. This would be a great treat for the beginning of the school year too.

    Very nice.

  6. Yes, that was where I originally saw the idea. It was shared by Angela as a Back-to-School Treat!

  7. Mary-Frances BurkettApril 14, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    I love this idea. I came upon this totally by accident. I can't wait to make some with my granddaughter. Thank you for sharing.