November 29, 2011

Get your craft on: DIY crayons

I've read many articles about making your own crayons from broken ones using cookie molds, so I thought Wavey would find it a fun holiday project for kid-gifts. 

So here's the rub: We didn't have enough organically-derived broken crayons, so we broke a apart a box of new ones...and what an UNHOLY MESS it was to peel the wrappers off of them. 

Did you know generic crayons affix their wrappers with the same glue probably used to hold rocket ships together in space?  Yep, now you know, and I have the wax under my nails to prove it.

We melted the crayons in the oven at 275-degrees for about 15 minutes and let them cool completely before popping them out of the mold.  Success!



Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Great tutorial....we've tried them but they all came out sort of....brownish. You mastered it!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love making crayons like this. The peeling is awful though!! I use a serrated knife to get the wrappers off (and I've only cut myself a few times :) )

lindley said...

Where in the world did you find the people molds? I can't seem to find any molds anywhere? Where should I look?

Heather said...

This is a great idea! I tend to trash the crayons after my little break them into bits. This would be a much better alternative :-)