You have kids, you have crayons, you end up having broken crayons, am I right? Last week I bought a bunch of crayons thanks to a free deal through Target. I stockpiled. Well now I am thinking what am I going to do with 8 boxes of crayons plus the ones we already have. My dear husband suggested the other day to take a box and melt them down into a few big crayons. Well I took his suggestion and made 3 larger crayons, but I also made some Alphabet crayons. Since Action Jackson knows most of his alphabet, he still needs help. I am hoping this helps.
What you need:
- 24 pack of crayons (or a lot of broken pieces)
- Alphabet mold (these can be found in the soap section of Michaels)
- Muffin tin and liners
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your muffin tin with liners.
Start removing the wrapper from all crayons. After doing several of these by just my fingernail, I had the bright idea to run them under hot water. This was much faster! As you remove the wrappers start breaking the crayons ( or using the broken ones) and placing the pieces into the muffin tin.
Only have a few crayons in each liner for the alphabet (We refilled another time to make the whole alphabet)
However, if you want big blocks for crayons fill the liners to almost the top.
Bake for the alphabet for roughly around 4 min. Until they are all melted.
Bake for the larger crayons around 8-9 minutes. Until all is melted.
For the alphabet: Once you remove your melted crayons from the oven, carefully pick up one liner at a time and pour it into the alphabet mold. Allow them to cool completely in the mold. Repeat until the entire mold is full.
Bottom, still allow to cool.
For larger crayons: Allow the crayons to set for roughly 5 min. Remove from tin and allow to cool completely.
For the alphabet: Once the crayons are cooled flip the mold over and lightly push on the mold to release the crayons.