I absolutely love to find little projects to do with Peyton, especially when it’s too cold/rainy to go outside (which is what our past week has been). I love making these crayon shapes! it’s a great way to recycle those broken crayons. You know, the ones that cause over dramatic tears, and then you have to smuggle into the garbage and you feel like you’re trying to get drugs over the border.
These are super easy to make, and Peyton got to color-code the crayons, so her 3 year old OCD was content. She also had a blast picking out which colors to put in each. Are all kids this meticulous, or is it just mine?We picked Spring colors, as we are planning on handing these out to her classmates, but you could do any colors (you could even make them solid, P just loved the idea of a rainbow crayon!
We preheated the oven to 300 degrees. I read somewhere online that Crayola crayons melt the best, so we used those! Then we peeled the wrappers. I don’t know what kind of glue they use, but you’re going to need an Xacto knife for this. Then break (or cut) up the crayons into little pieces. Stuff them into silicone molds. You can find them at the grocery store, or get the bunny one we used at Party City in the Easter section!
Make sure you pack the crayons in well. They melt down quite a bit.
Bake them at 300 for about 10 minutes on a baking sheet. Just long enough for all of the crayons to melt. Be extra careful when you remove, because the wax will splash around.You can see where we lost some wax when I pulled them out too fast! (oops!)
Let them cool until they are completely hardened (took about 45 minutes for ours), then turn the molds over, and pop them out!