Friday, March 20, 2009

Crazy Crayons: How To & Lessons Learned

Step 1: Buy some cheap crayons (these were like 40 cents) or use some old ones you already have.

Step 2: Get to peelin'. This is the toughest part. Takes a few minutes.
Step 3: Break these up into small chunks (usually 3-4 breaks per crayon)
Step 4: Place chunks into oven safe container of your choice. Lesson Learned: I used a metal Christmas tree pan and getting them out with all the delicate edges was tough. I would recommend silicone pans as they are bendable. If you use a silicone pan, it'd probably be best to place it on a cookie sheet for stability when moving it in and out of the oven.

Step 5: Heat in oven at around 350 for 8-10 minutes (until completely melted).

Step 6: Carefully remove from oven. Let cool. Lesson Learned: Avoid unnecessary jiggling and place in a out of the way place to cool. Melty crayon splashes from accidental bumps and nudges are hard to get up once they dry all over your pan and counter.

Step 7: After totally cooled and hardened, pop them out and color the day away!

2 comments:

Megan said...

This seems like a fun craft. I'll have to make some of these for my students. I could put them in my treasure box. They'd love a multicolored crayon...especially in a fun shape too! How exciting.

Danielle Guettler said...

I made these for a "How To" Speech in 11th grade! But I made leaves...they turned out really good!

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