If you have kids and you have crayons around, you know that you are bond to have lots of broken crayons. What do you do with the broken crayons? Like most people you probably throw them away. I used to do the same thing, until I decide that I wanted to re-purpose them. I thought it would be fun to create FLOWER SHAPED CRAYONS out of them. The girls were so excited.
What you will need:
- Crayons (I used old ones but you can use new too)
- Silicone Molds
The first thing we did was, gather our box of crayons and pull out the broken.
Then, we began peeling the paper off the crayon. We used two containers, one to put the wrapper in and one to place the unwrapped crayon in. Then, we broke the crayons into small pieces and placed them back into the container.
After, we had quite a few crayons unwrapped and broken into pieces, we filled the silicone flower molds about half full.
We then placed the molds on a cookie sheet and placed them in the oven to bake. We baked them at 275 degrees for about 20 minutes. Melting time will vary, due to different brands of crayons and size of the broken crayons. Make sure you are checking the melting crayons every few minutes; you do not want then to become completely liquefied or the colors will mix and make an ugly brownish green color. Once they look melted, stir gently with a toothpick to mix the colors. Some I didn’t have to stir, they melted together evenly.
Once you remove them from the oven let them cool. This will take about twenty minutes. To speed up the process you can place them in the freezer. Just let them set a few minutes before placing in the freezer or they might spill, leaving a big mess.
Next, peel the newly formed Flower Crayon from the mold.
Here you have it, flower shaped crayons.
The girls loved the that the crayon is multicolored when you color with them.
Stop back by and see how we turned some of the flower crayons into Valentines for my daughter, Becca’s preschool class.