Monday, July 21, 2014

Make Your Own Crayons

So my little one is off for summer vacation and I also babysit a little here and there so I thought why not get some of those awesome crafts on Pinterest together and see if we cannot pull them off! The girls take turns pulling out the craft of the day from my popsicle stick cup where I keep putting all our future fun stuff ideas into. 

I love this one for Make Your Own Crayons. Back in the day I used to throw out all of the broken crayons. Now we keep a jar specifically for them so we can use them again later on for something else! After a quick search in the house we had a ton of broken pieces that we started to peel and put into containers once they were broken into different size smaller pieces. (I did 3 and then we took turns selecting colors and passing on the container to the next person so the colors were mixed up.)

Heat the oven to 250 degrees.

Once you have all the crayons peeled and ready to go grab a cupcake pan! We also used some cupcake liners for ours but I've seen some where they don't recommend using liners. Regardless the pan that you use you should not use for any food items in the future. 

Fill each about 3/4 of the way full with crayons. Same marbilized colors or all mixed up - the choice is yours! Ours were all sorts of crazy colors! 

Place into the oven but don't go far. It'll be about 8-10 minutes until they are melted and ready to be removed. You just want the crayon shape to melt once they all are in a puddle they are done. The longer you leave them in the oven the more the colors will bleed into one same color. If you are NOT using any liners and it's in the pan it should go right into the freezer so you can easily pop them out when they are cooled. Otherwise with the liners just let them cool on the counter. I did use a toothpick on each of the crayons to mix them together after I pulled them out of the oven. 

About 30 minutes later peel off the wax liners and start the fun! 

They had a lot of fun with our new peanut butter cup crayons lol I know I seen other ways to make them, different tips and tricks feel free to leave them below or share pictures if you try it out! I gotta admit I did coloring with them too after they were done!! 

Leah Shumack is the voice behind Clair's Freebies. Born and raised in ski country Western NY where I still live today with my beautiful 8 year old daughter. When I'm not tending to her or out scoping deals I enjoy entering giveaways and trying out new things in the kitchen!

1 comment:

  1. This is a fantastic idea. I have so many broken crayons around and I know my granddaughter would love to use this 'new' crayons