Ever wonder what to do with the last bits of crayon left in the box, those little nubs of color hoping to be big again? This is the perfect solution!
You can use either the broken bits of crayons you have left over, or you can start with a fresh box of crayons, it's totally up to you. You will also need some silicone trays, an oven and adult supervision.
Here's how you make your very own, cooler than store bought, crayons!
Take the wrappers off of your crayons that you want to use for this project. Next, break the crayons into small pieces if you can.
Take out your silicone molds.
Stuff your molds with crayon bits.
Then place the molds in a pre-heated 250 degree (F) oven for 5-10 minutes…….peeking in on them every so often. Also, place tin foil down on the rack below the crayons, in case there are any spills. Crayon would not be fun to clean out of the oven. When you have noticed that the crayons are almost all the way melted, use a toothpick to gently poke at the crayons……..releasing some of the air pockets.
Let the molds cool either on the counter or in the freezer (if you're really anxious to start drawing right away!) Then run warm water under the mold to help the crayons pop out.
Look at the beautiful crayons, ready to be used!