Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Making crayons!

Some friends and I got together for a play date and made crayons with the kids.  Yes, kind of silly making making crayons from crayons, but the kids loved it!  This was our first time making the crayons and we were really not sure what to expect.  Some of the molds were not meant for making crayons...we didn't know, but it was worth a shot.  We tried stars, sticks, numbers, goldfish, hearts, and these swirly stars.  I got my molds from ebay and Megan pulled her's out of the freezer and they were from IKEA...oooops I don't think she will be making ice out of them anymore.  The only ones that turned out for us were the sticks, some of the regular stars, the hearts, and the fish heads.  If there were thin parts and swirls, they didn't turn out and broke.

How to make home made crayons:

Materials-- peeled crayons, silicone molds, and an oven
Directions-- break the crayons up and fill the molds.  Put in the oven on 225 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the crayons are melted.  Put in the freezer for 30 minutes and then break from the molds.   

I have a lot of extra crayons and the star and heart molds...so if you ever want to make some with us, let me know!

Here are some pictures of our activity!

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