Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Toddler Fun Tuesday: How to make DIY shaped homemade crayons!

How to make crayons shapes

If you have toddlers in your house, I'm sure you have plenty of broken crayons. I know that I have a huge Ziploc bag full! Today, I'm sharing a fun project for kids young and old to give new life to those broken crayons.

For her Christmas presents to her siblings and cousins, my niece Emma (with some help from my mom) made heart shaped crayons and personalized coloring books. My mom took pictures to document the process so I could share it with all of my readers.

First, they removed the paper from the crayon pieces. Lesson learned: Crayola's are by far the easiest to remove the paper from. They filled the silicone molds with the pieces. They made hearts, but there are so many shape choices available at Amazon or your local craft store.
Use as many or as few colors as you would like. I personally love the combination of lots of different colors.

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.

 Place the mold on a baking sheet and place it in the oven for 15-20 minutes (until they are melted)

Let the crayons completely cool and then pop them out of the molds. If they stick at all, place the mold in the freezer for an hour and then they should pop right out.

Emma with the completed project:

Yes, she's a goofball! :) Grace and the other kids loved their personalized gifts and Emma loved making them. Homemade crayons would also make great party favors. This is a project I will be doing with Grace in the near future!

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