Kids Activities – Make your own crayons

I’d seen this on Pinterest and YouTube and Bean was desperate to have a go! We picked up a cheap heart shape silicone mould in Lakeland and grabbed a packet of 51 multicoloured crayons in the 99p shop and we were ready to go!

This craft is super easy and great for kids as it gets them thinking about colour combinations and mixes and they get to draw with the finished product – result!

Place the mould on a baking sheet. This is important as silicone moulds are wobbly and you want to be able to transfer it to the oven without spilling it!!

Peel the paper from the crayons and break them into small pieces. Add the pieces to the mould in colour combinations that you think would look good. We did a couple of random ones, a rainbow one, a black, white and grey one, and shades of colours. You want the crayon pieces to really fill up the mould as they will melt down to fill in any gaps.

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Then pop the filled tray into the oven, about gas mark 6 for 10 minutes but keep a really close eye on it and remove it when all the crayon has melted.

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When removed give the mould a gentle tapping for a minute to bring any air bubbles to the surface. Leave to cool then pop the shapes out of the mould.

 

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  1. Kim Carberry
    August 11, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    I do that when the crayons we have get snapped and are ready for the bin!! My girls love them…They look so pretty too 🙂

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