As I was prepping dinner one morning earlier this week (roast with carrots and potatoes, yum) and thinking, "Thank goodness for this slow cooker," I started wondering: Can you craft in a slow cooker? The answer is a resounding "Yes!" You may know your slow cooker as a Crock Pot, a brand that has become synonymous with slow cookers, like Kleenex or Q-tips, but whatever you call, it's amazing. And in addition to being extremely useful for making dinner-making easier (especially in winter), a slow cooker can also be quite useful for crafts where low, even heat is desired. Think: candle-making, soap-making, fabric-dyeing and more. Using a slow cooker for these crafts can even minimize energy-usage (as a slow cooker typically uses less energy than your stove top).
If you go the slow cooker crafting route, my advice is to keep two slow cookers on hand - one for food and one for crafts. A lot of the crafts use food-safe ingredients, butRead More »from 8 Crafts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker