Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine's Day Project #1

(The cute "dinosaur" helper is optional for this project.)

I saw this idea online a while back and always wanted to try it. You take your old, broken crayons and put them in seasonal silicone ice trays to make new, fun shaped crayons. I found these ice trays at Target--they were 2 for $2.50.

I put just one broken crayon into each indentation, but they came out a little thin so next time I'll add a little extra. Put them in an oven set at 350 for 5-8 minutes, or until the crayons are totally melted. Let them cool completely before trying to remove them from the molds.

My only real problem was the residue they left in the molds after the cooled crayons were removed. Haven't been able to get all that color out yet, so if I were going to do a second batch I would need to put a similar color into each slot.

1 comment:

Mommy Roth said...

So fun! I saw those heart trays too and almost got them. I'm trying to think of V-day stuff too to do with the kids.