I made molded crayons this week from my daughter’s broken pieces of crayons! I got the idea from multiple pins seen on Pintrest.com. I love Pintrest, because I can find things I want to do right away and I can share my inspiration with others. An awesome site that I recommend everyone to join! I’m going to share below what I did so that you can too!
Tools You’ll Need:
1 Popsicle Stick for Stiring the melted wax
1 Tin Can for melting the crayons in ( I would recommend using multiple cans for each color you are melting but I only had one at the time)
1 Chocolate Shape Tray ( I picked up a seashell one from my local craft store for about 1.00 using a coupon!)
1 Pot for for heating the Tin Can up and melting the wax.
Gather all broken crayons and make sure the wrappers are taken off. You can get the kids to do that part because if your child is anything like mine, they are the reasons all the wrappers are missing anyways. Then have your kids sort the crayons by colors into your tin cans. The next part is something that you’ll probably want to do instead of your child depending on their age.
Then create a makeshift double boiler by filling a saucepan with water & set your cans, filled with crayons, inside. Bring the water to a boil and then down to a simmer, stirring every once in awhile with your Popsicle stick.
Once the crayon wax is melted, you’ll be ready to pour them into your molds! Make sure to use an oven mitt or potholder so you don’t burn yourself because things can get hot! Simply pour the wax into the mold. You can mix things up by adding two different colors and swirling around or you could add one color wax let it dry and pour a different color to finish the design. Solid crayons work perfectly fine too!
I was surprised how fast the crayons cooled off! These slide right out when they are cool enough. I really enjoyed doing this and am looking forward to finding more fun mold shapes to make crayons out of. I think for my daughter’s birthday I’ll make some special crayons. I even found a Unicorn Candy Mold on Amazon that I know she’ll love! Possibilities and combinations are endless, I’ve seen rocket ships, cars, lego blocks, crosses, hearts, and so much more!
Have you ever made your own crayons? Share your experience with me here!