Audrey’s school has a rule that all Valentines’ need to be candy-free. Each year we discuss fun ideas and crafts that we can DIY for her class-mates that do not include candy.
On top of that, I try to work out ideas that would also work for her little sister who attends daycare.
After scrolling through Pinterest, we settled on trying the melted crayon craft.
Supplies you need:
Old broken crayons
Silicone baking trays
TIP: Soak the crayons in warm water to easily remove the paper wrapper.
Cut all of the broken crayons into pieces small enough to fit in the silicone tray
We had enough old crayons to fill a large bowl
Pack each mold with as many pieces as you can. It’s ok if the crayons are slightly higher than the mold. They will melt down.
Bake them at 250° for 15 – 20 minutes. Half way through, check the molds, you may need to add a second layer of crayon pieces to fill each mold.
Once melted, pull the molds out and let the new crayons dry completely before removing from the mold. I placed the molds in the fridge to speed up the process as we only had one mold and had to refill several times.
The dog molds were tough to remove without breaking the head and legs off. I was able to get four good dogs out of the mold. (We used the broken dogs to make hearts).
Our new crayons are ready to hand out to friends for Valentines’ Day!