I just couldn’t resist trying to make these adorable crayons for Emma’s birthday party! These crayons were part of the party favors, along with a few other little goodies which included a personalized coloring sheet. You can a look at that blog post here. Now if you ask me, these were my favorite thing inside the party favors! I love that Sofia and I handmade these crayons for our guests. To be honest I’ve never had the opportunity to melt crayons before. Even as a kid, I don’t think I’ve ever had the chance to. Now as a mom I try to find anything creative or interactive for Sofia and I to do together. If Sofia can join in on the fun then it’s a double win! She was also just as excited to make some crayons, even though she wasn’t entirely sure what we were actually making. She knew we were using crayons and some adorable silicone molds. Now let’s get into it, step by step on the way we made our under the sea inspired crayons.
Things you will need.
There are several methods to melt and make crayons, but I found the oven method has to be my favorite and probably because it’s the only one I’ve tried so far. I just think it is super simple and easy to control. The less mess the better for this mama.
Things you will need:
- silicone molds
- cookie sheet
- glitter (optional)
You want to think about the silicone molds you’ll use before you start and the crayons colors. We used seashore inspired molds and pearl crayons. You can add glitter too or buy the glitter crayons if you prefer. This is only if you have a certain color scheme you’re trying to achieve. Then to start with the process, we first removed all of the crayons wrapping paper and discarded it.
The method I used.
Set your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. I found that it was hot enough to melt. Every oven heats differently, but every oven heats evenly! So this was the part I liked about the process. I didn’t have to melt in a separate container, and then transfer to the molds. I wanted to avoid all the mess ha! However, you can melt crayons in the microwave just as well.
Next, you’ll want to break all the crayons in smaller pieces to fit each mold. By breaking the crayons you’ll be able to fit them in more than one mold. Meaning that you’ll have more crayons to work with. Or if you prefer to keep the colors selection separate it is fine too, we decided to mix the crayons for an added twist. Feel free to do what you want!
Easy as 1 2 3.
After you’re finished with the breaking and placing of the crayons. Place the silicone molds on a cookie sheet to create a firm surface, since silicone molds easily wiggle. Then you are ready to place them in the oven. I set a timer for 12 minutes but you can check on them to make sure they are melting properly. Since the heat is distributed evenly they will melt gradually.
It is okay if the crayons are sticking out of the molds because they will melt inside of the mold. Now I did notice that after the crayons began to melt there was extra room that needed to be filled. So I took them out and quickly filled it up again. I placed them back into the oven and continued to wait until the harden crayons were completely melted.
All done and they look beautiful!
To finish the easy process you’ll want to take them out of the oven and set them on the counter for a minute or two. Just so that it isn’t too liquidity and you can place them in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or until harden. If you want to cool them faster you can freeze them too.
Voila and just like that you’ll have new crayons! Since the crayons are cold you can easily pop them out, and you too will have adorable turtle shaped crayons! I think they came out so beautiful and a fun activity for everyone to help. Have you tried this melting crayon process before?
“I can do all thinks through Him who strengthens me” -Philippians 4:13