This is the second year in a row that my kids have wanted to make these cool crayons for Valentine’s Day, so, I figured I might as well share how easy it is to make them!
All you need is crayons and a mold (anything that can be put in the oven).
Now, because I have done this two years in a row, I have learned some lessons!
You have to get the paper off of the crayons – are you asking how do I do that? I will tell you!
The first year, we hand peeled all of the crayons…not fun! The paper sticks and it really is just messy and painful and tedious. This year, I had read online that you can soak the crayons and the paper comes right off…half true!
I poured my crayons in a bowl and filled it with water – just to make sure it had enough time for the paper to dislodge, I left it overnight.
The paper will slide right off of CRAYOLA CRAYONS only!!!
It was darn near impossible to get the paper off of the “other brand” crayons.
I tried extra soaking and that didn’t work and I even tried soaking them in hot water to dissolve the glue but hello, the crayons are wax and they started to melt!!
So anyway, if you plan to do this, and you want it to be hassle-free, go with crayola crayons and save yourself ALOT of headache!
The kids had fun taking the paper off of the “good” crayons, they were good helpers!
Preheat your oven to 270 degrees.
Once you have all the crayons de-papered, break them into about four pieces each and place them in the mold.
BE AWARE – once you melt crayons in the mold, you will never be able to use it for anything else again!!
I got my mold on clearance so I didn’t mind and I’ve definitely gotten my use out of it!
My mold took about 14 little pieces of crayon.
Be creative in mixing colors – they all come out so unique, it’s really a fun teaching time for kids!
Bake them in the oven for 15-25 minutes (depending on crayon/mold size, oven temp., etc.) until all the crayons are melted.
Let them harden for a 30-60 minutes or so before going on to the next batch. I know from experience, if you try to unmold them too soon, they will break!
Once un-molded, my batch turned out like this:
I placed each one in a little jewelry ziplock bag with a label stapled on top.
I also printed little coloring books to go with the crayons.
I put the coloring book in a bigger bag with a piece of candy and the smaller crayon bag. I put a cute label on the top of that as well.
This is how they turned out! So cute, right?
For the printables you see above – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email them to you in a timely manner!
With a different mold, these crayons could be made for any holiday or occasion!
Be Spunky & do it your way!!
Comment below and let me know how your crayons turned out!!