Saturday, we spent all day peeling paper off crayons then breaking them and then baking them. It was really fun for the girls and they are so happy that they made these Valentines for their classmates!
- Silicone Heart Molds (either cupcake or candy molds will work. Silicone so that you can easily pop them out when they're cooled.)
- Eager children who are willing to peel paper off crayons
- (optional) Little baggies and paper to beautify the finished product
- peel the crayons
- break each crayon into about 3-4 pieces and place in molds
- bake @ 250-275 degrees for about 10-12 minutes
- remove from oven and let cool until they've set
- when they have cooled enough, pop them out and let them cool a little more
Okay so that's not some super tutorial, but there's not much to it.
A few tips:
- it's cool to mix some colors, but I would not do too many so you can still see the separate colors.
- don't turn the oven up past 300. (I used some thicker crayons on a few and it took them a little longer to melt. so I just turned it up about 10 degrees. The last batch was the same thing, there were some thicker crayons in that one, so I asked my husband to turn the oven temp up again. He turned up to 325 and when he took them out, they were smoking! And then we could smell crayon for a little while afterward:) So definitely not 325 on the oven temp)
- some of my favorites were the camouflage ones, so think of some ones that boys might like. i.e. sports team colors , John Deere, camo.
Here are my molds I used and little baggies I will use. Now all we have to do is put the crayons in the baggies, staple some cute valentine-y paper on the top and add a corny saying like, "You COLOR my world, Valentine!"
Easy does it. Start peeling, breaking and baking.
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