Earlier this week we were hit with a freak hail storm and we were more or less trapped inside. We decided to explore within our walls and make some new crayons. Skinny stick crayons wrapped in colored paper just seem to get broken or need sharpening. I love the monochromatic look (many shades of the same color family) and thought it would look great in a set of large crayons. I also hoped it would offer a quick, affordable new spin on arts and crafts time. Charlotte adored these and we really want to try with different molds in the future. Silicone molds are the easiest to use as the wax pops right out and IKEA sells tons of these as ice cube trays if you happen to be in the neighborhood of one. We used muffins tins this time around which also work just fine!
Silicone molds in desired shapes or muffin tins
A large collection of crayons in a wide range of colors
Vegetable oil spray
Exacto knife (optional)
Peel off the paper from the crayons with your fingers or with an exacto knife.
Preheat oven to 300. Spray molds or tins with vegetable oil spray.
Break up the crayons and separate by color family.
Add to molds and bake at 300 for 10 minutes, or until completely melted.
Swirl crayons with a toothpick to integrate color and let cool completely.
Place mold in the freezer for 5-10 minutes and remove. Crayons should slide or pop right out.