Thursday, 16 April 2015

Make your own crayons

We made these with the crayons leftover from our melted art project (see here). They were so simple to make I can’t believe I haven’t tried making them before. And I love that you can make them in pretty much any shape. I’m definitely going to be repeating this project often - heart-shaped ones for Valentines, number ones for birthday party favours, Christmas trees etc etc - the possibilities are endless :)

This is how we made them:

Assemble crayons and peel off any paper

Cut or break up into small pieces

Decide which colours you want together and place in oven-proof cases. Cook at around 200 deg C for 5 minutes (or until wax all melted). Then remove from the oven and allow to cool. Once cool put them in the fridge for a couple of hours so they fully harden.

Once hard (don't try too early or you'll squidge them!) pop them out of the cases. And then admire the pretty colours :)

Enjoy colouring

I'd love to hear if any of you have a go - see how easy it was? Only takes a couple of minutes and then you've got awesomely cute and multi-coloured crayons :)

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