Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Crayons

mC and I did this project when she was little, so I thought Fender and I could have some fun making new crayons out of old.  You just take old broken crayons and put them in an "oven safe" silicone mold.  Notice how I used the words "oven safe" it may be from experience and let me tell you, there is nothing fun about cleaning crayon off the bottom of your stove!

Make sure to put a lot of crayons in each mold.  Too few crayons will yield in thinner shapes that tend to break when you pull them out of the mold.

Silver turns out really well and was Fender's favorite!

Then melt them at 300 degrees in the oven until they are smooth, take them out and let them cool.  Then as you color, the swirls change and make rainbows on the page!

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