Chunky Crayon Tutorial
What you will need:
- non-toxic high quality crayons (such as crayola)
- razor blade (optional)
- oven safe containers that you do not mind getting ruined with wax (I used glass jars)
- baking sheet and foil
- candy molds (I chose large plastic snowflake molds since they were for Christmas gifts)
I started out by raiding the old crayon stash at my mom's house, where I found a tin full of old crayola crayons. Score! Even if I had purchased a large box of crayons for the project, it would not have been too expensive.
Peeling all of the paper off of the crayons was the next step. When I was about halfway through them I decided to use a razor blade to cut the paper and then peel it off in one big piece. This made for a much quicker peeling process, but obviously wouldn't be the best option if you are having your little one(s) participating.
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. You will need something to put the crayons in to melt them into liquid. I found that glass jars worked really well for this, and I was lucky that my dad happened to have quite a large collection of these in his garage. I would also recommend lining a baking sheet or pan with foil to put the jars on/in, as the crayon wax can get a little messy. The next step is to break the crayons up into pieces and place them in the jars, which can be put on the foil lined pan and into the oven.
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