Our daughter, Diana, is an elementary school teacher.  At the end of each school year they are told to dispose of lots of leftover supplies including bunches of colored pencils.  Being of a frugal nature she bundled up all of them and brought them to my shop.  We knew nothing about casting but had seen some results posted on the internet so we set in.  This is the first piece we made.  We didn't have proper casting acrylic, but somehow Diana came up with a can of Bondo and I found some pvc pipe scraps so off we went.  Here is the result.

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