Christmas Tree Crayons

img_8578Creative Wednesday

Don’t throw out little crayon pieces that are too small for the kids to hold on to. Use them to create big, chunky crayons. We made multi-colored chunky Christmas tree crayons but you can make solid colored crayons if you prefer. We even wrapped some up to give as gifts to our friends. Melting crayons does get stinky so be sure to use a vent or open a window if the smell of the melting crayons bothers you.

img_8577-1You Will Need:

Broken Crayons
An Old Knife
Silicone Holiday Molds
Baking Sheet

What to Do:

1. Preheat the oven to 250 F degrees.
2. Remove all paper from broken crayons. Then cut up broken crayons into small pieces with an old knife.
3. Fill the silicone candy molds with crayon pieces.
4. Place the silicone tray on a baking sheet for support. Bake for 10-20 minutes, or until the wax is melted. Baking time depends on how full the tins are and the brand of crayons — so watch them carefully.
5. Allow the silicone trays to cool completely in the freezer or fridge. Pop out the crayons.

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Project and photos by Heather Sawyers Marinkovic

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