Saturday, March 6, 2010

Race Car Crayons

I saw a set of "homemade" transportation crayons on No Time for Flashcards. She melted old crayons and used a candy mold to make new ones. I was pretty eager to try it.I had a feeling that my tot would love them!
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Here is what I did...
I went to the craft store in search of a candy mold, like the one Allison used. I could not find it. However, I found this pretzel race car mold.
It was only $1.99.
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I set the oven for 275 degrees.
I began to peel the paper off of our old/broken crayons.
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I put the crayons in muffin cups and put them in a muffin tin.Photobucket
I put the muffin tin in the oven and allowed the crayons to melt.
I poured the melted wax into the mold and let it sit for an hour.
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I popped the crayons out of the mold and detached the back end
(the pretzel part).
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Finally, it was time to color!
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Yay! New crayons!
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8 comments:

  1. WHEN, not if, but when you come back you will have to bring those molds with you! So cute!

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  2. I know! I thought of your boys as soon as I popped the crayons out like..."Can I use this again?". He played with those for so long!

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  3. Is the side open where the pretzel goes? How did you keep it from running out?

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  4. Thanks for commenting.The wax goes into that part too-I just broke it off once everything cooled.

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  5. What a great idea!! I used to be a preschool teacher and I have a huge box of broken crayons. This is gonna be fun!!! My 3 year old is gonna love it!!! Thank you!!!!

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  6. Thats awesome!It is a good thing that you saved them!

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  7. Awesome, I loved cars as a kid - really get the imagination working!

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