Melt My Heart Crayons
I’ve been super busy this week getting ready for The Littlest Apple’s class Valentine’s party. I’ll share the craft and snacks after the party tomorrow, but today I wanted to tell you about the cute favor I made to send home with the kids. Homemade crayons!! I know this is not a new idea, but this was my first time making homemade crayons. It was so easy!
First step, peel your existing crayons (I used a combination of old ones and new ones) and break them in to small pieces. This was the hardest part, and I still have a sore thumbnail from the bits of crayon that got wedged under my fingernail.
Next, sort by color. I put the reds, pinks, oranges, and yellows in one bowl, and the greens, blues, and purples in another.
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. I used a silicone heart-shaped pan and greased it with non-stick spray. (Ok, I may have gotten a little carried away with the nonstick spray.) I filled each cup about 1/3 of the way up.
I melted the crayons in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until they looked mostly melted. I cooled the crayons outside for another 10-15 minutes before popping them out of the pan. I still can’t believe how great they turned out! It so neat to see how the different colors swirled together. This is definitely a project I’ll be doing again!