Recycled Crayons

Recycled Crayons

Recycled Crayons

 

I have seen this done in a few crafting articles/pinterest pins and I finally decided to try it. I am super sad because I melted my favorite silicon skull and crossbones mold whilst experimenting! I had a mini ceremony in honor of my favorite mold.  Either way this craft was simple and super fun I might add!
Over the weekend when I was looking for a new project to take me away from my current project I decided this was the best time to play with the loads of old crayons I have laying around!. This is one of the simplest and fun crafts/activities I have ever done.

 

 

 

Supplies:
Silicone or cupcake tins
Crayons
Scissors
Glitter (not necessary but I have an addiction)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 260 degrees
2. Cut up crayons and fill your molds or tins half way (This is where you can add in glitter if you want). You and experiment with each batch to see how thick you want your crayons I do half way but a relatively small amount of crayons go a long way. Keep in mind they can crack if too thin.
3. Leave in oven for approximately 15 minutes. I put mine in for 10 minutes first then another 5 and kept an eye on them. Every oven, mold, crayon and tin is different. You don’t want to ruin your favorite mold like I did or burn the crayons. It doesn’t smell purdy…trust me.
4. Once all of the crayons have melted take out and let sit for a few minutes.
5. Put molds or tins in freezer. I find leaving them in the freezer for a few minutes helps them cool quicker and less breakages happen when removing the crayons.

Here are some super fun shaped molds that won’t melt in the oven:
Accoutrements Mustache Silicone Baking Mold
Freshware 6-Cavity Mini Rose Mold and Baking Pan
Wilton Mini Star Silicone Mold
Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan

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