Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How to Make Your Own Crayons:)

Very Cool Idea! I wanted to share what my project for this week is:) This is it!! I bought candy molds and I am going to melt the crayons into different shapes! I will update when the project is complete on how it went:)

I decided to make this my weekly project in anticipation for my daughter's 2nd Birthday in February.  I plan way ahead of time and I am thinking of making these for the kids favors.

This is the mold I am going to try this week:

How to Make Your Own Crayons

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You'll Need::

  • old crayons
  • muffin pan
  • foil


One thing that is easy to go through fast, especially if you have as many kids as I do is crayons. But have you ever noticed that they only use them about half way, or they break, or get lost? Well now we have a use for all of these old crayons... to make new ones!

  1. If you threw out all of your old ones.. don't worry. You can usually get some extremely cheap at a yard sale or thrift store. I mean who wants old crayons, right? You do now!! SO from now not throw them away. Just put them in a box until you have enough to make a new batch..or just need a new batch. This makes great gift ideas too. My kids love to make these when they have a friend staying the night. It gives them something to do..then they can not wait to use them. It's a win win situation.

  2. 1.First you will need to make sure there is no paper on them. We don't want to start a fire.
    2.Next line a muffin pan with tin foil. It is fun to make different shapes.
    3. Heat your oven to 200 degrees.
    4. Place several pieces of broken crayon into the muffin holes. Make sure you don't put too much as they will boil over. You might want to place a tin foil lined cookie sheet under the muffin pan.
    5. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes. Make sure that you watch them. When they are good and melted they are done.
    6. Let them cool..then use them to your hearts content.

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Tips & Warnings

  • If you want a single color..just put one color in, but it is fun to jazz them up by adding different colors. They will look swirled.

  • WARNING: your kids will love making these so much you might be doing this on a regular basis! :)


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