Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Got broken crayons?

Here's what I did to reuse my broken crayons...

1. Removed all the papers from crayons and set them aside.

2. Preheat oven to 200° F.

3. Overfill silicone molds with crayon pieces ½" or smaller.

4. Put silicone mold onto a cookie sheet and place in oven.  

melting crayon pieces

5. Check oven every 10 minutes until crayons look like this ↓↓↓↓↓

all the pretty colors 

6. Carefully remove cookie sheet from oven and allow liquid crayons to cool completely.

7. Once solid, pop your NEW crayon blocks out.  

8. Have fun seeing what new color combinations you've created :)

aren't they pretty?

The leftover crayon papers were cut into small pieces and will be used as colorful confetti for another mixed media project.  

crayon papers pile

Any type of mold could work for this technique, cube shaped molds were all I found and they came out great.  The blocks still have that distinctive crayon aroma that always brings back fond childhood memories.  There are a few more techniques found online for melting and remaking crayons.  Let me know if you try them out.  Hope you enjoyed this crayon redux. Peace.

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