Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Homemade Toddler Crayons

I recently decided to make some big "toddler" crayons for Elsie and her friends at her birthday party. It seemed easy enough and it was! Here's how you can also make them!

1. Find some old broken crayons that no one wants to use anymore. I hit up our local garage sale page and found some for free from other moms! Of course you can always buy new. 

2. Take the paper off of the crayons. This is where it's nice if you have some old ones that are already paperless. The best tip is to use an exacto knife to make a slit down the side of the crayon and then it just peels right off.

3. Group the crayons by color, You could also just leave them mixed up for rainbow crayons! And cut/break them in to small pieces. The smaller the pieces the faster they melt really.

4. Sort them in to an oven safe silicone mold. These come in all sorts of shapes but I used a cake pop mold to get half egg shapes. 

5. Heat oven to 200 Fahrenheit and bake for about 20 minutes. Check to see if they look completely melted, it might take a few extra minutes. (this part kind of smells bad I thought, unless you enjoy the smell of crayons}

6. Take out of oven and wait for them to cool and solidify. Be careful taking them out so you don't spill hot wax everywhere. You can also pop them in the fridge or freezer to speed things up.

7. Pop them out of the molds. They should pop out fairly easily. 

Ta-da! You have toddler friendly crayons, perfect for their little hands to hold without breaking them! 

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