Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Melted crayons

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Have broken crayons lying around?  They are perfect to use to remake crayon molds.  At Christmas time we made some trees and stars for family.  Crayon molds are a great gift that kids can help make and they can work for almost any holiday!  

So here's the simple way to make your crayon molds. 

First what you need: 

broken crayons 

silicone molds (shapes of your choice) 

cookie sheet 


How to make them: 

First: Peel any crayons that need peeled.  Sometimes you need a small knife to slice down the peel. 

Second: Break up your broken crayons enough that they can fit in the mold.  Depending on your molds some of the crayons will need to be broken up even more.   You can use a knife to cut them if needed.  


  Third: Place the crayon pieces into the molds. Make sure to fill the molds pretty well, as they fill less space when liquefied. 

  Fourth: Place the silicone mold on a cookie sheet, bake @ 215 degrees for about 20 min.

Fifth: Take out of the oven and let cool on counter on cookie sheet for a couple minutes.  Then keeping the crayon mold on a cookie sheet place in the fridge for 
about 5-10 min. 

Sixth: Place just the crayon mold in the freezer for about 5 min. 

Seventh: Pop the new crayon molds out of the mold.


And there you have it!  A fun and easy gift for Valentine's!!