Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Homemade Crayons

While homemade crayons are nothing new to the blogging world, we had a wonderful time making our first set!  

We purchased this cute silicone mold back in February just for this purpose!  We are doing a rainbow week in Tot School, so I thought this would be a fun time to make the crayons.  We started with old crayons, removed the papers & broke them into small pieces.  I mixed them up and grouped like colors to make a set of 7 (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink).  Then I did two RAINBOW crayons and a few miscellaneous ones.  We put them in the oven on 350*, turned on the light and watched them melt!  It took about 10 minutes.  We took them out and swirled the bottoms with a plastic knife.  Then, we placed them in the freezer for about 10 minutes and popped them out of the molds!  They are beautiful and we couldn't be more thrilled with how they turned out!  

The slowest part was taking the papers off of the crayons.  About halfway through, I decided to use a craft knife, which worked perfectly.  They came right off and took a matter of a few seconds!

We will absolutely be making these for gifts in the future!
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  1. Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. These turned out fantastic! I've been wanting to do these for such a long time. I have a bag of crayons ready to go. Just have to get up some motivation to do it. :)

  3. Fun stuff! These have been on our To Do list for awhile too. I like the swirls you put in them!

  4. lovely idea! Love the pics!

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  5. love this idea!!

  6. Came out great! I am a new follower and I would love if you linked this up to my Made by Little Hands linky party tomorrow! Thanks so much!

  7. What a great idea! Visiting you from Made by Little Hands :D

  8. OOOOOhhh, those turned out so pretty!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday at Sun Scholars! I'll be posting the next link party tonight, so be sure to stop by. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!

    :) rachel @

  9. I love your blog! So cute and fun. I did this too and here is how they turned out-

  10. Oh this one is such a cool idea for my classroom! ;)


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