A project that involves color and melting…..we’re on it!
Here are the steps I used:
- Preheat your oven to 275 degrees
- Take old crayon pieces and remove the paper. If you soak them in water first the wrapper is easier to remove. My daughter found this to be a fun task, I guess taking things apart is a favorite toddler pastime!
- Coat a silicone baking mold or muffin tin with non-stick spray or vegetable oil
- Fill the baking mold with the crayon pieces. Pile them in so you get a nice juicy crayon after the melting process!
- Bake the crayon pieces for 10-15 minutes. If they are not completely melted keep checking on them until they are liquid.
- Let cool, you can throw them in the freezer if you want faster results.
- After they are cooled pop them out of the dish! This is where silicone gets the nod because you can easily push on the back side of the dish for removal.
Clara said these were her crayon eggs! I’d love to experiment with different molds, maybe animal shapes for the kiddos? Now where do I get shark shaped baking molds?
One note, I got better results grouping the crayons into colors. If you add brown crayons it will completely saturate the whole crayon so I would avoid brown unless you want a brown crayon! Also my mold cleaned up pretty well after, I think it should be fine for future baking.