DIY project with broken crayons

by | Aug 21, 2017 | Upcycled DIYs, Valentine’s Day | 0 comments

Hey there, Tatiana here again with some great ideas on using up all those broken crayons you have lying around the house. I’m sure you have TONS of broken crayons piling up and you’re sick of just throwing them out. this DIY is easy for the adults to make, and easier for the kiddos to use!

You will need:

A bunch of old crayons
Silicone Heart Shaped Mold
Baking Sheet
Regular Knife

Note: To avoid buying a bunch of crayons, if your kids are in school, ask their teacher.

I ordered a silicone heart candy mold from Amazon, Emily and I set to work peeling crayons. Peel paper off crayons. (I found it helps to run your fingernail along the seam to loosen it, then the paper usually peels right off.)

Break crayons into small pieces and put pieces into silicone mold. Don’t be afraid to fill it up, because they really melt down! Feel free to mix and match to create new colors or make swirled crayons. Place silicone mold on a cookie sheet and preheat oven to 200°F (95°C). Bake crayons for 25 minutes, or until pieces are completely melted.

Allow crayons to cool for at least an hour before carefully popping them out of the mold. Just because they look hardened doesn’t mean they are. The bottoms have to cool too. The crayons made from this mold are small but pretty sturdy. Making recycled crayons is kind of addicting once you get started.

Then push up from the bottom of the mold to remove and you have your very on heart shaped crayons! Have fun and let the little one’s imaginations go wild! They will love coloring with these and seeing all the different colors come from one crayon!

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