DIY CRAYONS

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Ok so we aren’t going to make crayons really but we are going to use old crayons to make new crayons.

This is a great way to use up broken crayons or just make them a bit more appealing if they have lost their pizzazz.

They are super simple to make and kids find them really impressive.

We used a pirate mold that I bought on Ebay. If you search silicone molds you will find them in pretty much any shape or size. They are inexpensive, I think ours cost about $8. We did lose some of the cross bones when we removed them from the mold so perhaps best to go for a slightly simpler shape.


What you need

  • Crayons
  • A silicone mold
  • A sharp blade and or scissors

TO MAKE

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1 . start by removing the wrappers from your crayons. The best way to do this is by scoring all the way along the wrapper with a sharp blade. You can just try and peel them off but its slow and pretty annoying.


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2. break the crayons into little bits. You can do this by hand or use scissors if you want the pieces smaller (to fill corners etc)

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3. Put them in an oven preheated to 120C for about 10-15 mins. Remove them carefully then let cool for an hour before removing them from the molds.


ALL DONE!

These would make great party favors don't you think?

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