Fun Shaped Restorable Crayons
I’m sure we’ve all been there, you used a crayon so much that its next stop is pretty much the garbage.
This DIY: Fun Shaped Restored Crayons project is a way to restore old, used, non fuctional crayons while having fun doing it!
This project is perfect for a rainy days with the kids or even as party favors. To learn how to make these Fun Shaped Restored Crayons, just follow these simple steps below!
What you will need:
broken crayons (you will need a good amount to fill the tins with)
a bunch of disposable baking tins from the dollar store
(1) silicone fun shaped ice cube tray
1. Unwrap all the crayons that will be used in this project. All crayons must be completely un-wrapped. Snap crayons into quarters, if not fully broken yet. (Note: Do NOT place crayons in your silicone tray yet, I just did that for the photo).
Step 2. In individual disposable metal tin pans, place the broken crayons in each tin. Using a muffin tin is okay, but it will not allow you to transfer the melted crayons to the silicone fun shaped trays once you are done melting the crayons. The crayons would have to cool as is, resulting in just curcular shaped discs, but thats okay too!
Note: I find it very helpful to use a bunch of disposable oven tins from the dollar store to reduce clean up and to avoid ruining good pans.
3. Place in the oven at 275°-300° °F. Keep trays in the oven until the crayons have fully melted. Once the crayons are completely melted, very carefully remove the tins out of the oven, gently mix the melted crayons to get any bubbles out, and to swirl your colors together, then immediately (and carefully) pour into molds. I’ve found that using disposable tins also helps best with this process because you can form a spout with the tin for easy pouring.
*Using a silicone ice-cube tray mold (this ones from Ikea for $1.99), is the best way to go when doing a project like this. The crayons are much easier to pop out of the mold without breakage.
4. Allow at least a half hour for the crayons to completely cool. Once cooled, carefully pop the crayons out of the mold and smooth around the edges.
5. Use & Enjoy!